Before the NetGen

Licea de Arenas, Judith, Arenas, Miguel and Valles, Javier (2009). Before the NetGen. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-14). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Licea de Arenas, Judith
Arenas, Miguel
Valles, Javier
Title of paper Before the NetGen
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 14
Formatted Abstract/Summary When the training of vets started in Mexico in the 19th century the country was perhaps not thinking of the need to develop intellectual capital for its transformation. Readings on scientific or technological knowledge were not widely offered given the characteristic stagnation of teaching during that century. Therefore, it is our impression that 19th century vets were trained based on magisterial conferences and notes, practices of colonial universities still current today in the 21st century. That is to say that the training of vets still has practices reminiscent not just of the 19th century but of the 16th century, and there is a lack of scientific knowledge to move beyond nationalism into universality.

Objective: to identify the degree of technological and digital literacy of vets who started their studies 50 years ago and concluded them in 1962.
Methods: vets of class 1958-1962 with e-mail addresses were surveyed via e-mail.

Results:
the majority of those surveyed are 69 or less years of age; they manage their own ranch or private practice and own a personal computer. They use their internet connection for e-mail and for searching for information. The information resources available on line are not heavily used, including open access journals. Finally, they stated that during their time as students they rarely used the library and available printed resources.

Conclusions:
the development of intellectual capital is achieved when there is a wide offer of readings on scientific and technological development, mainly printed in the 20th century but widely available in electronic format in the 21st century. But, should those who are aging let go of themselves and instead dedicate themselves to distracting activities such as playing chess or dominoes, ballroom dancing or making stained glass windows?
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Keyword Digital Literacy
Mexico
ICT Literacy
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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