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Role of Libraries in the Google Age
 

Role of Libraries in the Google Age

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Presentation given at McGill University on July

Presentation given at McGill University on July

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  • The results of four studies suggest that when faced with difficult questions, people are primed to think about computers and that when people expect to have future access to information, they have lower rates of recall of the information itself and enhanced recall instead for where to access it. The Internet has become a primary form of external or transactive memory, whereinformation is stored collectively outside ourselves.
  • Four independent studies conducted at Columbia and reported in Science explored how the internet may be changing the way people handle information. The results, the researchers say, confirm a growing belief that people are using the internet as a personal memory bank: the so-called Google effect. What surprised the researchers most was not people’s reliance on online information but their ability to find it.
  • Librarians’ roles: to explore, develop and promote new avenues of information delivery
  • Best library services bridge clients to collections
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