Tame The Web

Disconnects Between Library Culture and Millennial Generation Values

Thought-provoking and insightful article at Educause.

http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm06/eqm0640.asp

Policy Disconnects
Drawing a clear line between technology and policy can be difficult. For example, how many of the characteristics of current libraries (identified by the list below) are driven purely by technology or by policy? These traits include:

Mainly electronic text-based collections with multimedia content noticeably absent

Constructed for individual use but requires users to learn from experts how to access and use information and services

Library presence usually “outside” the main online place for student activity (MySpace, iTunes, Facebook, the campus portal, or learning management system)

Note that comments are enabled, take a look at those too. It’s very interesting!

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A Wider World: Youth, Privacy, and Social Networking Technologies
Barbara Quint "Great Divide"
Taming the Public Computer in Miami

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2006 at 7:31 pm and is filled under: Articles to Note & Use