British Library findings on millennial researchers

The Times Higher reports at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=408942&c=1 that, in contrast to what might be expected, people born after 1982 who are undertaking research in universities (we’re talking PhD students and active researchers) tend not to use Web 2 in their research.  My reading of this would be that the norms and conventions of academic research are long established, and perhaps impose rather traditional approaches to imformation navigation.  I would also speculate that some early career researchers are, if anything, more anxious than their older colleagues to go along with the established approaches to information searching.

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