JCDL 2006 Conference Notes

Day 3 – Afternoon Session – DL Education

Supporting Digital Library Education:

Factors Motivating Use of Digital Libraries

– findings: faculty dont' necessarily distinguish between a web page with a series of links and a digital library

– google preferred overall to academics ; they use it for pages they go to regularly

– using google to find things quickly – looking to update existing lecture materials

– barriers:

– lack of awareness; information overload; priorities not lack of time; no motivation to use digital learning materials

emerging questions

– should we match what faculy are using

– granularity of items

– what are faculty dev strategies that work?

– faculty do their own analysis of information they find;


recruiting institutions that might be interested in survey

alot of visitors are coming through google


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