Streaming Media: Interesting Numbers from the 2015 Ontario Data Collection

And further digging into the recently released statistics from the 2015 Ontario Data Collection. We expect to have a FOPL updated summary report in February! But here’s some fun (at least for me as executive director!) numbers about streaming media in Ontario Public Libraries as of 2015: This is data from approximately 306 library systems in Ontario. Does your library offer streaming services? Streaming media is the format that is playing havoc in the broadcast (TV, Music, Performances, etc.) industries.  It’s great to see so many libraries building the path to the post-VHS, post-Beta, post-cassettes, post-8-track, post-Vinyl, post-CDROM, post-DVD...

Social Media: Interesting Numbers from the 2015 Ontario Data Collection

And further digging into the recently released statistics from the 2015 Ontario Data Collection. We expect to have a FOPL updated summary report in February! But here’s some fun (at least for me as executive director!) numbers about Social Media in Ontario Public Libraries as of 2015: Social media presence? 270 H1.3.1.T  Yes 53 H1.3.2.10  Instagram 51 H1.3.2.11  Blogs 146 H1.3.2.12  Twitter 263 H1.3.2.13  Facebook 33 H1.3.2.14  Google+ 22 H1.3.2.15  RSS feeds 22 H1.3.2.16  Flickr 87 H1.3.2.17  YouTube 31 H1.3.2.18  LinkedIn 94 H1.3.2.19  Pinterest 10 H1.3.2.20  Tumblr 48 H1.3.2.90  Other Social Media This is data from approximately 306 library systems in...

Makerspaces: Interesting Numbers from the 2015 Ontario Data Collection

Just digging into the recently released statistics from the 2015 Ontario Data Collection. We expect to have a FOPL updated summary report in February! But here’s some fun (at least for me as executive director!) numbers about makerspaces in Ontario Public Libraries as of 2015: 51 libraries own 96 3D printers !  Does your library have a Maker Space, mobile Maker Space, Digital Media Lab, Digital Learning Centre, Self-Publishing Centre, Recording Studio etc. 69 public library systems have at least one. In total there were 106 makerspaces in public libraries in Ontario in 2015.  This is data from approximately 306 library systems in...