Sunday, March 12, 2006

Generational Digital Divide

This is a great summary of research on the "born digital" generation with some additional resources on the topic:
http://clips.lis.uiuc.edu/2006_03.htm

The article annotations give a great overview of the research on serving this generation of library users in a wonderfully condensed package. The most commonly recurring themes across projects were:
  • Insistence on a streamlined research process
  • Need to evaluate information and sources
  • Visual learning style
  • Need to customize services
  • Comfort with a variety of technologies
  • High mobility
  • Social interaction in work and study
  • Need to provide input for effective services

Of course, as librarians we will all be dealing with this born digital generation for many years to come (and the subsequent generations, who will likely be even more tech savvy/dependent). All the trends emerging from the research point to using technology. The title of the site points to an interesting factor missing from the research: it will be a while until the born digitals are able to become librarians themselves, and until then it is up to a profession of digital immigrants to meet their needs. How can we do this? With enough training, and by actively pushing to integrate technology into other areas of our lives, can we become digital citizens able to communicate with the next generation using the language of technology? As librarians, we are going to need to do more than use these resources on a knowledge/comprehension level. We need to be able to do things like synthesize our own blogs and wikis, analyze effective websites, and evaluate which technologies will best accomplish our goals and reach our patrons.

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