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Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy Author Andrew Whitworth
ISBN-10 9781780634296
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 244
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What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the ‘objectification’ of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of ‘community informatics’ Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located



Information Literacy Key to an Inclusive Society

Information Literacy  Key to an Inclusive Society Author Serap Kurbanoğlu
ISBN-10 9783319521626
Release 2017-03-08
Pages 742
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This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 4th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2016, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in October 2016. The 52 full and 19 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 259 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: inclusive society and democracy; employability and workplace; various literacies; reading preference: print vs electronic; theoretical aspects; higher education; discipline based studies; research methods; children and youth; country based studies; academic libraries; librarians; and teaching methods and instruction.



Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals Author Sarah McNicol
ISBN-10 9781783300822
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 192
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This edited collection explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries. Critical literacy asks fundamental questions about our understanding of knowledge. Unlike more conventional approaches to literacy and resource evaluation, with critical literacy there is no single ‘correct’ way to read and respond to a text or resource. A commitment to equity and social justice sets critical literacy apart from many other types of literacy and links it to wider societal debates, such as internationalization, community cohesion and responses to disability. The book provides a foundation of critical literacy theory, as applied to libraries; combines theory and practice to explore critical literacy in relation to different user groups, and offers practical ways to introduce critical literacy approaches in libraries. Contributed to by international experts from across library sectors, the book covers topics including: radical information literacy as an approach to critical literacy education critical literacy and mature students physical and digital disability access in libraries teaching critical literacy skills in a multicultural, multilingual school community teaching media literacy developing critical literacy skills in an online environment new media and critical literacy. Critical Literacy for Information Professionals also contains a series of practically-focussed case studies that describe tools or approaches that librarians have used to engage users in critical literacy. Drawing on examples from across library sectors including schools, public libraries, universities, workplaces and healthcare, these illustrate how critical literacy can be applied across a variety of library settings, including online and new media environments. Accessible to those with little knowledge of critical literacy, while also introducing debates and ideas to those with more experience of the field, this book will be essential reading for librarians, information professionals and managers in all sectors, students of library and information science, school and higher education teachers and researchers.



Information Literacy Moving Toward Sustainability

Information Literacy  Moving Toward Sustainability Author Serap Kurbanoglu
ISBN-10 9783319281971
Release 2016-01-02
Pages 618
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2015, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2015. The 61 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 226 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information literacy, environment and sustainability; workplace information literacy and knowledge management; ICT competences and digital literacy; copyright literacy; other literacies; information literacy instruction; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy, games and gamification; information need, information behavior and use; reading preference: print vs electronic; information literacy in higher education; scholarly competencies; information literacy, libraries and librarians; information literacy in different context.



Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania Theory and Practice

Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania  Theory and Practice Author Du, Jia Tina
ISBN-10 9781466651593
Release 2014-02-28
Pages 372
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Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.



Information Obesity

Information Obesity Author Andrew Whitworth
ISBN-10 9781780630045
Release 2009-02-28
Pages 252
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An exploration of information literacy and ICT skills education from the point of view of social and political theory. The author incorporates theories to argue why the idea of information literacy is so important in the 21st century, and also to develop teaching strategies to this end. The book argues that only through expanding the range of information literacy education taking it beyond just formal school and university education and into homes, friendship networks and workplaces can we construct an effective educational response to information technology in the 21st century. Information literacy includes, but transcends, ICT skills and ultimately is about being politically, socially and communicatively competent in an information society. Although this is a book about ‘education’, it argues that we need to start thinking of education as something done by families, friends, workmates and society as a whole, as well as schools and colleges Each chapter introduces the readers to some social and political theory, but in ways accessible to a lay audience To complement each section, ‘think tasks’ and practical exercises will help the readers apply the insights in their personal contexts



Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication

Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication Author Stephanie Davis-Kahl
ISBN-10 0838986218
Release 2013
Pages 340
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Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication book for free.



Information Needs Analysis

Information Needs Analysis Author Daniel G. Dorner
ISBN-10 9781856044844
Release 2014-12-31
Pages 256
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If you want to provide an information service that truly fulfils your users' needs, this book is essential reading. Analysing and assessing the information needs of clients is key to the provision of effective service and appropriate collections in both face-to-face and virtual library services. The importance of information needs analysis is widely recognized by information professionals, but currently there is little substantive, detailed work in the professional literature devoted to this important topic. This new book is designed to fill that gap, by supporting practitioners in developing an information needs analysis strategy, and offering the necessary professional skills and techniques to do so. It will offer guidance to team leaders and senior managers in all areas of library work, especially those involved in collection management, service provision and web development, and is equally applicable to the needs of academic, public, government, commercial and other more specialized library and information services. The text adopts a hands-on, jargon-free approach, and includes relevant examples, case studies, reader activities and sources of further reading. Key areas covered include: - what is information needs analysis? - how is needs analysis conducted? - what are the varieties of needs analysis? - how are analyses evaluated and reported? Readership: The book will be essential reading for library and information practitioners, team leaders and senior managers. It will also be a core text on course reading lists in departments of library and information studies.



Information Literacy in the Workplace

Information Literacy in the Workplace Author Serap Kurbanoğlu
ISBN-10 9783319743349
Release 2018-02-23
Pages 847
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2017, held in Saint Malo, France, in September 2017. The 84 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 358 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of information literacy and focus on information literacy in the workplace. They are organized in the following topical sections: workplace information literacy, employibility and career readiness; data literacy and research data management; media literacy; copyright literacy; transliteracy, reading literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy, search engine literacy, civic literacy; science literacy; health information literacy; information behavior; information literacy in higher education; information literacy in K-12; information literacy instruction; information literacy and libraries; and theoretical framework.



Structures of Participation in Digital Culture

Structures of Participation in Digital Culture Author Joe Karaganis
ISBN-10 0979077222
Release 2007
Pages 284
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Digital Literacies

Digital Literacies Author Colin Lankshear
ISBN-10 1433101696
Release 2008
Pages 321
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This book brings together a group of internationally-reputed authors in the field of digital literacy. Their essays explore a diverse range of the concepts, policies and practices of digital literacy, and discuss how digital literacy is related to similar ideas: information literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, functional literacy and digital competence. It is argued that in light of this diversity and complexity, it is useful to think of digital literacies – the plural as well the singular. The first part of the book presents a rich mix of conceptual and policy perspectives; in the second part contributors explore social practices of digital remixing, blogging, online trading and social networking, and consider some legal issues associated with digital media.



Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters

Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters Author Sara Lennox
ISBN-10 1558495525
Release 2006
Pages 387
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Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann is widely regarded as one of the most important 20th century authors writing in German. This book examines her poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of three decades.



Doing Digital Humanities

Doing Digital Humanities Author Constance Crompton
ISBN-10 9781317481133
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 408
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Digital Humanities is rapidly evolving as a significant approach to/method of teaching, learning and research across the humanities. This is a first-stop book for people interested in getting to grips with digital humanities whether as a student or a professor. The book offers a practical guide to the area as well as offering reflection on the main objectives and processes, including: Accessible introductions of the basics of Digital Humanities through to more complex ideas A wide range of topics from feminist Digital Humanities, digital journal publishing, gaming, text encoding, project management and pedagogy Contextualised case studies Resources for starting Digital Humanities such as links, training materials and exercises Doing Digital Humanities looks at the practicalities of how digital research and creation can enhance both learning and research and offers an approachable way into this complex, yet essential topic.



A Guide to Teaching Information Literacy

A Guide to Teaching Information Literacy Author Helen Blanchett
ISBN-10 9781856046596
Release 2012
Pages 262
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This book is a much-needed sourcebook to support library staff in the delivery of information literacy teaching, by providing practical guidance on tried and tested ideas and techniques for sessions. Full of hints and tips grounded in learning theory, it is a practical reference tool designed to be dipped into as needed when planning teaching and training. Where applicable the activities are mapped to models of information literacy, with guidance on adapting ideas for different levels and contexts.



Scholarship in the Digital Age

Scholarship in the Digital Age Author Christine L. Borgman
ISBN-10 9780262250665
Release 2010-08-13
Pages 360
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Scholars in all fields now have access to an unprecedented wealth of online information, tools, and services. The Internet lies at the core of an information infrastructure for distributed, data-intensive, and collaborative research. Although much attention has been paid to the new technologies making this possible, from digitized books to sensor networks, it is the underlying social and policy changes that will have the most lasting effect on the scholarly enterprise. In Scholarship in the Digital Age, Christine Borgman explores the technical, social, legal, and economic aspects of the kind of infrastructure that we should be building for scholarly research in the twenty-first century.Borgman describes the roles that information technology plays at every stage in the life cycle of a research project and contrasts these new capabilities with the relatively stable system of scholarly communication, which remains based on publishing in journals, books, and conference proceedings. No framework for the impending "data deluge" exists comparable to that for publishing. Analyzing scholarly practices in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, Borgman compares each discipline's approach to infrastructure issues. In the process, she challenges the many stakeholders in the scholarly infrastructure -- scholars, publishers, libraries, funding agencies, and others -- to look beyond their own domains to address the interaction of technical, legal, economic, social, political, and disciplinary concerns. Scholarship in the Digital Age will provoke a stimulating conversation among all who depend on a rich and robust scholarly environment.



Democracy Bytes

Democracy Bytes Author J. Bessant
ISBN-10 9781137308269
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 322
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This study is about new media, the crisis of democracy and political renewal. It asks: What is the political? How can we understand politics in a network age? Can we talk sensibly about generational change? Analysing four international case studies, this book gives an optimistic assessment of how digital media supports new forms of politics



Information Technology in Librarianship

Information Technology in Librarianship Author Gloria J. Leckie
ISBN-10 9781591586296
Release 2009
Pages 297
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A host of faculty and practitioners consider how and why information technology is vital to the future of the profession, as well as caveats against over/underreliance.