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Kristen Purcell

Kristen Purcell is the associate director for research at Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, where she specialized in mass media and cognition.

Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world

May 18, 2012

Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies at the Ocean County Library Staff Development Day. Kristen also spoke about how Americans’ reading habits are shifting in the digital world, and shared highlights from our recent report on the rise of e-reading in the U.S.

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Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world

May 18, 2012

Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies at the Ocean County Library Staff Development Day. Kristen also spoke about how Americans’ reading habits are shifting in the digital world, and shared highlights from our recent report on the rise of e-reading in the U.S.

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Information on the go

September 20, 2010

Kristen Purcell’s talk, “Information on the Go: Digital technology trends impacting today’s libraries and librarians,” highlighted trends in mobile internet access, e-reader and tablet computer use, and mobile apps.

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My Digital Library: Leveraging Today’s Mobile and Participatory Information Ecosystem

July 29, 2010

Kristen shared data on the growing mobile landscape both globally and in the US, highlighted key aspects of today’s changing information ecology, and explored how librarians can leverage these two trends in their work.

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