The Google generation: the information behaviour of the researcher of the future

@article{Rowlands2008TheGG,
  title={The Google generation: the information behaviour of the researcher of the future},
  author={Ian Rowlands and David Nicholas and Peter Williams and Paul Huntington and Maggie Fieldhouse and Barrie Gunter and Richard Withey and Hamid R. Jamali and Tom Dobrowolski and Carol Tenopir},
  journal={Aslib Proc.},
  year={2008},
  volume={60},
  pages={290-310}
}
Purpose – This article is an edited version of a report commissioned by the British Library and JISC to identify how the specialist researchers of the future (those born after 1993) are likely to access and interact with digital resources in five to ten years' time. [] Key MethodDesign/methodology/approach – The study was virtually longitudinal and is based on a number of extensive reviews of related literature, survey data mining and a deep log analysis of a British Library and a JISC web site intended for…

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