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Library Trends 54 (2) Fall 2005: Children's Access and Use of Digital Resources

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Title: Library Trends 54 (2) Fall 2005: Children's Access and Use of Digital Resources
Contributor(s): Druin, Allison
Subject(s): Children in libraries Digital resources Children and digital resources
Abstract: Based upon today’s digital landscape, four questions are examined throughout the articles in this issue: How do new digital tools and materials impact children as information seekers, learners, and creators of their own digital experiences? How are the environments of children (for example, in homes, public spaces, school and public libraries) impacted by digital resources now available? How are children involved in changing new technologies, and what can be learned from these experiences? What new technologies are being developed, and how can these be used as building-blocks for future research? In this issue some articles address many of the questions stated above, while other articles focus on one specifi c question more deeply. The articles’ authors are many of the leading researchers in this growing yet still small field concerning children. Their work falls into two broad areas: issues concerning children’s information access, and children’s use of digital materials. All too often researchers consider just one aspect, yet children themselves are most interested in access issues when information use is possible. Therefore, this issue reflects the interests of children and offers both perspectives.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Genre: Journal (whole)
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2005 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-12-13

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