Relatório: “information behaviour of the researcher of the future”

By | 18 de Janeiro de 2008

A introdução diz:

This 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. This is to help library and information services to anticipate and react to any new or emerging behaviours in the most effective way. In this report, we define the `Google generation’ as those born after 1993 and explore the world of a cohort of young people with little or no recollection of life before the web.

Realces meus. Mais à frete diz-se:

Implications for policy makers?
This will require concerted action between libraries, schools and parents.
Confidence level: high (and the stakes are enormous)

O realce vermelho é do original. Mais à frente:

challenges for us all
5.[…]. Faced with the prospect that the future scholar will only ever want to use them remotely it is absolutely crucial that libraries have a means of monitoring and evaluating what they do. Furthermore, it is not sufficient to just listen and monitor it is also necessary to change in response to this data. Otherwise libraries will be increasingly marginalized and anonomized in the virtual information world.
7. The library profession desperately needs leadership to develop a new vision for the 21st century and reverse its declining profile and influence. This should start with effecting that shift from a content-orientation to a user-facing perspective and then on to an outcome focus.

Se ainda não está convencido que precisa de ler isto se costuma ler este blogue, fica o indice:

  • setting the scene
    • what are the aims of this study?
    • how was this study carried out?
    • what is the `google generation’?
    • what is the `digital transition; and how does it affect libraries?
    • how do people currently behave in `virtual libraries’?
  • the google generation
    • what do we know about young people’s information behaviour?
    • how do young people currently behave in virtual libraries?
    • the social networking phenomenon: is it important?
    • google generation: myth or reality?
    • what do we really know about the google generation?
    • where are the skills gaps?
  • looking to the future
    • what are might the information environment be like in 2017?
    • looking to the future
    • what are the implications for `information experts’?
    • what are the implications for research libraries?
    • what are the implications for policy makers?
    • challenges for us all
  • notes and endnotes