Does Internet Use Pose a Threat to Libraries (Yet)?
Anonymous Patron writes "Search engines or card catalogs is a study from The University at Buffalo School of Informatics. A major national study conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Informatics and the Urban Libraries Council found five years ago that increased Internet use in the U.S. had not produced a reduction in the public use of libraries.
The study presented a new consumer model of the U.S. adult market for library and Internet services, one that consisted of "information seekers" who used both resources, but in different ways.
With Internet use continuing to grow by leaps and bounds, the UB researchers now are poised to undertake a much larger national study to see what, if any, changes have taken place over the past five years."