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British Study Says "Google Generation" a Myth; Libraries Must Step Up

In Library Journal, Norman Oder summarizes a new study commissioned by the British Library and JISC, Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future.  In the report, it states" says that the "Google Generation"—youth born or brought up in the Internet age—is not particularly web-literate, and their research traits—impatience in search and navigation and zero tolerance for any delay in satisfying their information needs—are becoming the norm for all age-groups."

  • Young people not very web-literate
  • Libraries must make interfaces easier
  • Libraries must integrate content with commercial search engines
  • To read Oder's summary, visit: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6525984.html?nid=2671

    To read the report, visit: http://www.bl.uk/news/2008/pressrelease20080116.html

     

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