Google Generation : JISC

Sheila Webber hat schon vor kurzem auf diesen britischen Bericht zum Rechercheverhalten von Kindern und Jugendlichen hingewiesen:

Information behaviour of the researcher of the future – Executive summary

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Google Generation (JISC).

Hier ein paar interessante Zitate, die mir aufgefallen sind:

  • We need not only a broad understanding of how retrieval systems work and how information is represented within bibliographic or full text databases, but also some appreciation of the nature of the information space, and of how spelling, grammar and sentence structure contribute to effective searches (S. 22).

  • The problem here is that they simply do not recognize that they have a problem: there is a big gap between their actual performance in information literacy tests and their self-estimates of information skill and library anxiety. The findings of these studies raise questions about the ability of schools and colleges to develop the search capabilities of the Google Generation to a level appropriate to the demands of higher education and research (S. 24).

    Informationskompetenz-Förderung muss schon in den Schulen anfangen:

    …by university or college it is too late to reverse engineer deeply ingrained habits, notably an uncritical trust in branded search engines to deliver quick fixes (S. 32).

  • Und hier eine Erkenntnis gegen ein Schlagwort, dass auch in Deutschland im Zusammenhang mit Bibliotheken viel benutzt wird: Bibliotheken
    should abandon any hope of being a one-stop shop (S.31).

  • Zum Schluss ein Zitat, was ich nicht ganz nachvollziehen kann. Die Tendenz ist vielleicht nicht ganz falsch, aber die Nähe von Bibliotheken zu Nutzern ist wichtiger als zu Verlagen, die in der Regel kommerzielle Interessen haben.

    Avoiding the decoupling scenario – libraries being decoupled from the user and the publisher. With the arrival of the e-book libraries will become even more remote from their users and publishers will become even closer as a result of consumer footfalls occurring in their domain. The fall out with publishers over open access and institutional repositories has caused a schism between librarians and publishers and the increasing willingness of the user to pay for information (a trend noticed by all publishers) will increase the isolation of libraries.