How should reader research be developed?

The evolution in the rate of library usage and membership can be attributed to a multitude of reasons and has many facets. The author of the article underlines the difficulties in using statistical sources from the Ministry of Culture and regrets that the major quantitative national surveys date mainly from the1990s. He states that there is a need to include all prospective thinking within the field of current sociological studies. Finally, he demonstrates that research into the public for libraries offers many other paths to explore.