New Research Shows Convenience Is a Key Factor Information-Seeking Behavior
From OCLC Research:
Visitors and Residents: What Motivates Engagement with the Digital Information Environment?”, which was presented at ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference, held 4-7 September 2012 in Tokyo, reports on the three-year Digital Visitors and Residents project, a longitudinal study funded by JISC, OCLC, the University of Oxford, and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The project is an attempt to fill the gap in user behavior studies identified in the JISC Digital Information Seeker Report.
Initial results highlight the importance of convenience as a crucial factor in information-seeking behavior. There also are indications that as users progress through the educational stages, the digital literacies they employ do not necessarily become more sophisticated.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning, University of Oxford
Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Alison Le Cornu
The Higher Education Academy
vol. 18 no. 1, March, 2013
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See Also: How Do Learners Develop Digital Literacies? (Digital Visitors/Residents Progress Report)
From June 13, 2012
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.