Digital Media and the Net Generation in the Library

by Forsythe, Thomas

Abstract (Summary)
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.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Paul Conway

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 libraries academic


Date of Publication:04/11/2006

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