Digital Media and the Net Generation in the Library
Undergraduates are unique in that they are the first generation to have been completely immersed with modern technology and computers almost from their birth. Because members of the Net Generation have grown up with computers and increasing technological obsolescence, their methods for rating the usefulness of information is based on the speed and ease with which data can be accessed. This paper seeks to confirm that the Net Generation of students cares more about fast access to information then providing that information in ways that will be more then transitory. New methods are needed to work with this new generation of patrons who care more about technology, despite its limitations, then anything else at the library.
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:computers digital files
undergraduates net generation
Date of Publication:04/11/2006