[LINK] CMS Watch summary: Debunking the Google generation myth
linda at databasics.com.au
Thu Feb 21 11:13:27 EST 2008
From the CMSWatch list I was pointed to a summary
) - of an interesting CIBER briefing study. The study itself is in
PDf format and located at
and entitled "information behaviour of the researcher of the future"
'The study was commissioned by the British Library and JISC to
identify how the specialist researchers of the future, currently in
their school or pre-school years, are likely to access and interact
with digital resources in five to ten years' time.' ...
CMSWatch summarises as follows:
Rather than simply debunk myths, the study emphasizes some key things
that all of us should consider:
* Only a minority of people are actually interested in
* A substantial proportion of people actively dislikes technology
and avoids using it where possible
* There is no evidence that "search" skills have improved over time
* Most people have quite low levels of "information literacy".
Linda Rouse, Information Manager
DataBasics Pty Limited
Phone 1300 886 238 (bus.)
Email linda at databasics.com.au
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