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Digital inmigrants and digital natives expectation colecction in BV-SSPA comunication with our users


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Póster presentado a la12th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries (EAHIL). Lisboa 2010

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Digital inmigrants and digital natives expectation colecction in BV-SSPA comunication with our users

  1. 1. DIGITAL INMIGRANTS AND DIGITAL NATIVES EXPECTATION COLLECTION INTHE ANDALUSIAN PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM VIRTUAL LIBRARY:COMMUNICATION WITH OUR USERSMMar Pérez-Hidalgo1; Dídac Margaix-Arnal2 Pilar Toro-Sánchez-Blanco1; Teresa Matomoros-Casas1; Juan Hernández-Morales1; Isabel Pérez- Margaix- Toro-Sánchez- Matomoros- Hernández-Montes-del-Olmo1; David Novillo-Ortiz3; Verónica Juan-Quilis1.Montes-del- Novillo- Juan-1Andalusian Public Health System Virtual Library. Seville. Spain 2University of Valencia. Library. Valencia. Spain. 3Carlos III University.Librarianship and Documentation Department Madrid Spain Department. Madrid. Spain.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVEThe Andalusian Public Health System Virtual Library (Biblioteca Virtual del Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía, BV-SSPA) is a collection of services and information resources that are offered through the Internet to the Andalusian PublicHealth System, who serves to more than 8 million people through 40 hospitals, more than 1.500 primary care centers, 10research centers and 95.000 health proffessionals.In traditional libraries the Internet is one of the channels used in their relationship with their users nevertheless in virtual users,libraries the Internet is the main channel for the communication with them. Social networks and Web 2.0 becomeindispensable tools to offer a better service. According to this, the BV-SSPA has evaluated the capabilities and knowledge oftheir users on these tools to check the value of these communication, interaction alternative channels.METHODSDescriptive transversal design made between users of the Andalusian Public Health System composed by: Survey Are you user 2.0? Duration 45 days Answers: 518 (5.4% estimated potential users) On line and paperOUTCOMES Main outcomes are: Editing their own blog Using any professional social network 68% 49% 29% 19% 22% 12% Usually Almost never Never Usually Almost never Never Commenting/Voting/Sharing on Using a mobile device Usually Almost Never Never 52,6% 59% 34,4% 49% 48% 53% 39% 37% 34% 12,9% 30% 11% 13% 15% 13% Usually Almost never Never Blogs Scholarly Journals Press Share NewsCONCLUSIONS• Andalusian Public Health System Virtual Library users are normally older than 25 years. The difference between digital natives and inmigrants is not determined by their age, but by their attitude regarding Web 2.0.• According to the survey data, our users seem to be less inclined to the creation of their own content on the Internet, but they show an active attitude using professional networks and sharing news and other contents.• Most of them uses mobile devices to access the Internet.• Delivering the access through mobile dispositives and increasing participation in social network would improve the BV- SSPA communication and interaction with users. This work is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-no Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License