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That’s just 1 of 5 conclusions reached by a national study investigating the use of libraries and museums, carried out by The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in America.  

The report also found that libraries, along with museums evoke considerable trust amongst diverse sets of adult users; moreso than any other information sources.  The study also confirmed that the use of the Internet as a platform for promoting library resources benefits users and library services exponentially.  

Check out the full survey results here and if you’ve got time click into the Powerpoint presentation for a more in-depth and fascinating discussion of the key findings. 

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BBC iPlayer – it’s a hit!

According to this article just posted on TimesOnline it would appear that the massive success of BBC’s iPlayer might just bring the internet to a standstill. Or it might not. To be honest it looks more like an attempt by Tiscali to get the BBC to cough up for some cash for service upgrades…

The article also reports that during March iPlayer received “17.2 million requests to watch programmes“. And just last week over 100,000 people watched The Apprentice online. I think that speaks volumes about how our television viewing habits are evolving in the UK; and how television broadcasters are successfully integrating themselves into our virtual lives.

TV on our terms, I like it! 🙂

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