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ERIC Number: EJ859425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Excuse Me. Do You Speak Digital?: Harvard's John Palfrey Explores What It's Like to Be a Digital Native
Harris, Christopher
School Library Journal, v55 n9 p30-33 Sep 2009
John Palfrey is one busy guy, with an impressive gig. In 2008, he was named the Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. And when he's not teaching courses on intellectual property and Internet law, there's a good chance he's overseeing the L school's research library. Palfrey, along with Urs Gasser, executive director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, is coauthor of "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives" (Basic Bks., 2008). To find out what young people really think about the technology that surrounds them, the two researchers spent a few years interviewing about 250 teens worldwide. They also talked with parents, teachers, librarians, and other adults who work with kids to discover their take on this brave new digital terrain. This article presents an interview with John Palfrey, in which he talks about what inspired him to study digital natives, his frustrations over digital natives' lack of sense of copyright laws, and the challenge he'd like to issue to librarians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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