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Archive March 2008

Information behaviour of the researcher of the future

Monday, 10 March 2008 5:11:30 p.m.

This study was commissioned by the British Library and
JISC to identify how the specialist researchers of the
future, currently in their school or pre-school years, are
likely to access and interact with digital resources in five
to ten years’ time. This is to help library and information
services to anticipate and react to any new or emerging
behaviours in the most effective way. In this report, we
define the `Google generation’ as those born after 1993
and explore the world of a cohort of young people with
little or no recollection of life before the web.

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Six “Key Emerging Technologies” for Higher Ed Profiled in the 2008 Horizon Report.

Monday, 10 March 2008 4:38:48 p.m.

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within higher education. The fifth edition in this annual series is again a collaboration between NMC and ELI.

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IATUL: Promoting Science and Technology in the Changing Library landscape

Monday, 10 March 2008 4:01:36 p.m.

International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) has
been in the forefront of providing leadership to information professionals and
promoting science and Technology librarianship in today's changing library
landscape. The present article is an attempt to comprehend the present status of
IATUL and analyze the activities and contribution it has made to overcome the
range of challenges facing by tertiary level Technological libraries throughout
the world. The SWOT analysis method is used to assess the achievements of
IATUL, failures and ascertain constraints being faced in this internet age. The
author relied on web sites as well as ephemeral material such as minutes, annual
reports, newsletters, and memoranda to construct this article. Meeting and
Interview with IATUL present and past presidents and other office bearers of the
associations provided useful sources of information. It is also attempted to provide
relevant information for those interested to join IATUL for professional

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