Time is Tight…

Library Journal.com posts this interesting article regarding study habits and information searching tendencies among younger library users. The findings can be generalized across all age groups.

A new study commissioned by the British Library and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) 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.
The lesson for libraries, according to the CIBER research team at University College London, is that they must step up significantly, “both raising awareness of this expensive and valuable content and making the interfaces much more standard and easier to use.”

 

Link to the entire article here.

 

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