LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal

Provides articles on library and information science.


Vol. 28, No. 1, November

Information Seeking Behavior of Older Adults in a Public Library in Japan
INTRODUCTIONOlder adults of 65 years and older comprised 27.3% of the total population (127 million) of Japan, as of September 15, 2016. This ratio is the highest among the countries of the world (Statistics Bureau, Japan, 2016). Around a quarter of...
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Vol. 27, No. 1, November

Changing Patterns of Perceived ICT Skill Levels of Elderly Learners in a Digital Literacy Training Course
INTRODUCTIONThe Open University of Japan (OUJ) offers distance-learning programs through courses broadcast on TV and radio, in addition to face-to-face courses at its 50 study centers nationwide. In 2015, OUJ also began offering online courses. Although...
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