The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century (Paperback)
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The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 262 Pages / Published: 02/11/2012
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The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century attempts to describe the significant changes in the information behavior of children and youth over the last two decades. Thirteen researchers from a variety of disciplines discuss the changes that can be attributed to mobile technology, social networks, and digital media.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810885943
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 19 mm


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As theological libraries both at seminaries and universities prepare for the future, The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century and other texts of this nature provide valuable insights for both long-range and short-term planning. ... This text provides ten different voices on various aspects of the theological library's next generation of users, and an eleventh chapter that brings these voices into conversation on the future of information services. ... This is a well-written text with a good index and well-developed bibliographies after each chapter. It is recommended for library directors and would make an excellent conversation starter for presentations with faculty and administration. * Theological Librarianship *
The editors have allowed the authors free rein in using their own voice, giving way to a book that has multi-styled chapters. This was a concern at first, thinking this would upset the `flow' of the text. However, it does actually make for a more interesting read and the chapters do dovetail nicely with each author's opinions. ... This has been a fascinating read. It is well written and offers a wealth of references at the end of each chapter for further investigation. Librarians from all sectors, particularly within educational establishments would find this book useful. Academics wanting to know more about people's information behaviour would enjoy this book to help with understanding how young people exploit information effectively. It is also very likely that library and information science students will make good use of this book. * Multimedia Information & Technology *
In this work, editors Beheshti and Large provide a compilation of essays the inform this complex discussion from multiple perspectives. One of the strengths of this collection is the diversity of disciplines that the authors draw from including education, educational psychology, computer science, and library science. . . . this collection aims for and achieves a wide-angle lens approach to the topic of [youth behavior and information practices]. Beheshti and Large have a long academic history in the study of children, information, and evolving technology and media. They bring this expertise to the book and provide a detailed introduction as well as the final two chapters of the book. ... This work provides a glimpse at relevant research theory and practice dealing with the new generation of information users. Readers who are seeking a wide-angle approach and a broad array of research on the information behavior of current young people will find this book relevant and useful. * Library & Information Science Research *
This collection of papers is a valuable complement to studies of user behaviour in general. It successfully covers broad content in depth, charting progress through then comprehensive lists of references. For those interested in how the Internet is changing our professional domain this is a must. * Australian Library Journal *

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