Public Library Systems Spend $47,000 Annually on Personal Computers
Primary Research Group has published The Survey of Public Library Plans for Workstations, Personal Computers, Laptops and other Computing Devices, ISBN 978-157440-243-8. The study looks at the purchasing plans and computer use policies of public libraries in the United States and Canada.
(PRWEB) June 27, 2013
The study found that the public library systems in the sample spent a mean of $47,357 for personal computers and workstations in the past year. Laptops make some inroads into the public library market, and public libraries with more than 10 employees purchased a mean of 3.71 laptop computers in the past year. Nonetheless, smaller libraries with a budget of less than $100,000 had an average stock of only 1.31 laptops. Spending was also modest on eBook Reading devices, an estimated mean of $483 on eBook reading devices in 2012. However, mobile computing is making its mark on the Nation's public libraries and 44.9% of the libraries sampled currently own or lease an Amazon Kindle and 18.37% of the libraries plan on purchasing a Barnes & Noble Nook over the next two years.
The report ($59.00) is available from Primary Research Group (http://www.PrimaryResearch.com) and also from major book vendors such as Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Yankee Book Peddler, Midwest Library Services, Overdrive and other distributors of content. For a free excerpt, table of contents and list of survey participants, or to place an order, visit our website at http://www.PrimaryResearch.com.
For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10863961.htm