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Friday, January 16, 2004

How people use electronic information resources

OCLC and IMLS are funding a project to learn how people use electronic information resources. Quoting Brenda Dervin, professor of communication at Ohio State and principal investigator for the project: "We know a lot about who is using these electronic resources, when they are using it and where. But there is just a dabbling of research on the hows and whys. We want to know how people are choosing their electronic resources, why they are choosing some resources over others, and how they are fitting it into their personal and professional lives." (Thanks to LIS News.)