Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage

Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage
Author: Kim Baker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN 10: 1780633866
ISBN 13: 9781780633862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage Book Review:

There is a complex and contested terrain of cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum context. Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage explores this landscape and covers perspectives from museums, archives and libraries, highlighting the role of memory and contested history in the collection, description and presentation of cultural heritage. The book argues that the convergence of libraries, archives and museums in digital preservation should be extended to include the development of combined lifelong learning programmes, teaching both information literacy skills and awareness of cultural heritage. This title is structured into seven chapters, covering cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum context; digital information contexts; an overview of information literacy models of stages and processes, as well as models of standards, competencies and performance indicators. The book then examines the role of critical thinking and lifelong learning; proposes a generic model of information literacy and cultural heritage for lifelong learning; offers guidelines for adapting the model to local contexts; and offers a conclusion. Covers cultural heritage in the museums, archives and library context Explores the place of cultural heritage and social issues in the digital information context Reviews existing models of information literacy processes, standards and indicators

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide
Author: Forest W. Horton
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9789230011314
ISBN 13: 9230011312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide Book Review:

"A bibliography of print and online materials available in Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Shona, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek, and Vietnamese concerning information literacy."--Résumé de la notice dérivée.

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy
Author: Tibor Koltay,Sonja Spiranec,Laszlo Z Karvalics
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 0081000898
ISBN 13: 9780081000892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy Book Review:

Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy examines possible congruencies between information literacy and Research 2.0, because the work of today’s researcher mobilizes a number of literacies. From among the various types of relevant literacies, at least three types of literacies can be mentioned in this relation: information literacy, scientific literacy and academic literacy. This book addresses these literacies in the light of the changing research landscape. Broad contexts of the researcher’s abilities, as adaptive and innovative thinking, problem solving skills, self-management and design mindset are also examined. Computational thinking and the computational paradigm in a number of fields of research are taken into consideration, as well. Researchers differ to non-researchers when populating social media, which means that these two different groups require different literacies. The relationship between information literacy and information is approached in a new way. Among the multitude of issues, we introduce a new interface between information literacy and Research 2.0. It encompasses the issues of research data management and data literacy, which represent also a challenge both for the academic library and for the communities of researchers. Similarly, the questions of new metrics of scientific output are addressed in the book. Summarizes the most important and up-to date approaches towards Research 2.0, including researchers’ skills and abilities, the data-intensive paradigm of scientific research, open science, not forgetting about factors that inhibit a wider uptake of Research 2.0 Discusses the nature of information literacy in the light of its definitions, declarations and related frameworks and by outlining the new literacies context, reading and writing, the cultural context, and the turns of library and information science Numerous literacies, other than information literacy, its relationship to information overload and personal information management are also subject of the book Theoretical and practical perspectives are given to enable the understanding of the transformations of information literacy and its relationship to Research 2.0

Digital Libraries for Cultural Heritage

Digital Libraries for Cultural Heritage
Author: Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1681730847
ISBN 13: 9781681730844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries for Cultural Heritage Book Review:

European digital libraries have existed in diverse forms and with quite different functions, priorities, and aims. However, there are some common features of European-based initiatives that are relevant to non-European communities. There are now many more challenges and changes than ever before, and the development rate of new digital libraries is ever accelerating. Delivering educational, cultural, and research resources-especially from major scientific and cultural organizations-has become a core mission of these organizations. Using these resources they will be able to investigate, educate, and elucidate, in order to promote and disseminate and to preserve civilization. Extremely important in conceptualizing the digital environment priorities in Europe was its cultural heritage and the feeling that these rich resources should be open to Europe and the global community. In this book we focus on European digitized heritage and digital culture, and its potential in the digital age. We specifically look at the EU and its approaches to digitization and digital culture, problems detected, and achievements reached, all with an emphasis on digital cultural heritage. We seek to report on important documents that were prepared on digitization; copyright and related documents; research and education in the digital libraries field under the auspices of the EU; some other European and national initiatives; and funded projects. The aim of this book is to discuss the development of digital libraries in the European context by presenting, primarily to non-European communities interested in digital libraries, the phenomena, initiatives, and developments that dominated in Europe. We describe the main projects and their outcomes, and shine a light on the number of challenges that have been inspiring new approaches, cooperative efforts, and the use of research methodology at different stages of the digital libraries development. The specific goals are reflected in the structure of the book, which can be conceived as a guide to several main topics and sub-topics. However, the author’s scope is far from being comprehensive, since the field of digital libraries is very complex and digital libraries for cultural heritage is even moreso.

Information Services and Digital Literacy

Information Services and Digital Literacy
Author: Isto Huvila
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN 10: 1780633491
ISBN 13: 9781780633497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Services and Digital Literacy Book Review:

Despite new technologies, people do not always find information with ease. Do people still need help in finding the information they need, and if so, why? What can be made easier with new tools and techniques? Information Services and Digital Literacy is about the role of information services and digital literacies in the age of the social web. This title provides an alternative perspective for understanding information services and digital literacy, and argues that a central problem in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we do not know the premises of how we know, and how ways of interacting with information affect our actions and their outcomes. Information seeking is always a question of crossing and expanding boundaries between our earlier experiences and the unknown. We may not yet be well enough acquainted with the landscape of digital information to understand how we know, where the boundaries to our knowledge lie, how to cross them, and what consequences our actions may have. Presents a new approach for understanding how information services help and hinder people in becoming informed Provides an overview of how to conceptualize information services and digital literacy Provides a model for developing new types of library and information service

Global Media and Information Literacy Assessment Framework country readiness and competencies

Global Media and Information Literacy Assessment Framework  country readiness and competencies
Author: UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 9230012211
ISBN 13: 9789230012212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society

Emerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society
Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras,John M. Carroll,Ernesto Damiani,Robert D. Tennyson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 603
Release: 2008-09-11
ISBN 10: 3540877800
ISBN 13: 9783540877806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society Book Review:

This book, in conjunction with the volume CCIS 19, constitutes the refereed proceedings of theFirst World Summit, WSKS 2008, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2008. The 64 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 286 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on social & humanistic computing for the knowledge society; knowledge, learning, education, learning technologies and e-learning for the knowledge society; information technologies for the knowledge society; culture & cultural heritage - technology for culture management - management of tourism and entertainment - tourism networks in the knowledge society; government and democracy for the knowledge society.

Theory and Practice of Information Literacy

Theory and Practice of Information Literacy
Author: Charles Inskip
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 9781783301362
ISBN 13: 1783301368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Practice of Information Literacy Book Review:

This book explores the landscape of information literacy (IL) theory and practice, providing an up-to-date guidebook for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge, understanding and delivery of IL in all aspects of lifelong learning. From politicians and policy makers through funders and education providers to cultural heritage organizations, employers, community groups and social activists there is a growing awareness of the impact of digitization on engagement with information. Beginning with a recent history of IL to give context, Theories and Practices of Information Literacy then provides a detailed review of theoretical models and practical approaches using real life examples from the wide information landscape. This book will examine key issues around information literacy from an academic and professional perspective, and will: provide a detailed understanding of the theory and practice of information literacy and associated areas identify and discuss the challenges presented by the lifelong learning nature of IL in a digital world enable the development of appropriate skillsets of library and information professionals as central players in the delivery of IL in education, workplace and society. This book will be a core textbook for library and information studies students and useful reading for library and information professionals; other professional services (including cultural heritage, careers, e-learning, teaching and learning, adult education providers, ICT); and wider stakeholders (policy makers, funders) seeking to engage with the debates around information literacy.

Cultural Heritage Information

Cultural Heritage Information
Author: Ian Ruthven,G. G. Chowdhury
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN 10: 1856049302
ISBN 13: 9781856049306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Heritage Information Book Review:

This book provides an overview of various challenges and contemporary research activities in cultural heritage information focusing particularly on the cultural heritage content types, their characteristic and digitization challenges; cultural heritage content organization and access issues; users and usability as well as various policy and sustainability issues associated with digital cultural heritage information systems and services. Cultural Heritage Information, the first book in the peer-reviewed i-Research series, contains eleven chapters that have been contributed by seventeen leading academics from six countries. The book begins with an introductory chapter that provides a brief overview of the topic of digital cultural heritage information with the subsequent chapters addressing specific issues and research activities in this topic. The ordering of the chapters moves from scene setting on policies and infrastructures, through considerations of interaction, access and objects, through to concrete system implementations. The book concludes by looking forward to issues around sustainability, in the widest sense, that are necessary to think about in order to maximize the availability and longevity of our digital cultural heritage. The key topics covered are: - Managing digital cultural heritage information - Digital humanities and digital cultural heritage (alt-history and future directions) - Management of cultural heritage information: policies and practices - Cultural heritage information: artefacts and digitization technologies - Metadata in cultural contexts – from manga to digital archives in linked open data environment - Managing cultural heritage: information systems architecture - Cultural heritage information users and usability - A framework for classifying and comparing interactions in cultural heritage information systems - Semantic access and exploration in cultural heritage digital libraries - Supporting exploration and use of digital cultural heritage materials: the PATHS perspective - Cultural heritage information services: sustainability issues. Readership: This will be essential reading for researchers in Information Science specifically in the areas of digital libraries, digital humanities and digital culture. It will also be useful for practitioners and students in these areas who want to know the different research issues and challenges and learn how they have been handled in course of various research projects in these areas.

Information Literacy Instruction

Information Literacy Instruction
Author: John Walsh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 1780632843
ISBN 13: 9781780632841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Instruction Book Review:

An invaluable guide for MLS professionals and students, this new book explains how librarians can select an effective method of library instruction based on their users, the objectives of the instruction and the delivery environment. The content describes the different methods available and in what circumstances the methods are most effective. It includes descriptions of curriculums for the methods currently available and describes a range of objectives the curriculums meet and the common environments librarians use for instruction. Information Literacy Instruction also introduces two new ideas for methods of instruction: one which combines information literacy with cyber-literacy (MLI) forming an instructional method appropriate for internet users and internet information and the Fully Automated Reference Instruction (FARI) that actively involves users with the instruction while completing research they are currently involved in for specific targeted classes. Introduction to multi-literacy instruction Using instruction to protect users from disinformation on the Internet New active learning idea for web based instruction (MLI and FARI)

Cultural Heritage and the Future

Cultural Heritage and the Future
Author: Cornelius Holtorf,Anders Högberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-12-11
ISBN 10: 1317289536
ISBN 13: 9781317289531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Heritage and the Future Book Review:

Cultural Heritage and the Future brings together an international group of scholars and experts to consider the relationship between cultural heritage and the future. Drawing on case studies from around the world, the contributing authors insist that cultural heritage and the future are intimately linked and that the development of futures thinking should be a priority for academics, students and those working in the wider professional heritage sector. Until recently, the future has never attracted substantial research and debate within heritage studies and heritage management, and this book addresses this gap by offering a balance of theoretical and empirical content that will stimulate multidisciplinary debate in the burgeoning field of critical heritage studies. Cultural Heritage and the Future questions the role of heritage in future making and will be of great relevance to academics and students working in the fields of museum and heritage studies, archaeology, anthropology, architecture, conservation studies, sociology, history and geography. Those working in the heritage professions will also find much to interest them within the pages of this book.

Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue
Author: Ulla Carlsson,Sherri Hope Culver
Publsiher: Nordicom
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-08-09
ISBN 10: 9789186523640
ISBN 13: 9186523643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079674613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Trans Saharan Book Trade

The Trans Saharan Book Trade
Author: Graziano Krätli,Ghislaine Lydon
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9004187421
ISBN 13: 9789004187429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trans Saharan Book Trade Book Review:

Concerned with the history of scholarly production, book markets and trans-Saharan exchanges in Muslim African (primarily western and northern Africa), as well as the creation of manuscript libraries, this book consists of a collection of twelve essays that examine these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy
Author: Patricia Senn Breivik,Elwood Gordon Gee
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015456919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Book Review:

What should be the role of college and university libraries in the search for educational excellence in the information age? In this book, a university president and a library director take a close, critical look at new roles for academic libraries as resources for information literacy. This book provides a visionary blueprint for librarians, presidents, and educators concerned with satisfying the growing information needs of American society.

Informed Societies

Informed Societies
Author: Stéphane Goldstein
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1783304227
ISBN 13: 9781783304226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informed Societies Book Review:

This book explains how and why information literacy can help to foster critical thinking and discerning attitudes, enabling citizens to play an informed role in society and its democratic processes. In early 21st century societies, individuals and organisations are deluged with information, particularly online information. Much of this is useful, valuable or enriching. But a lot of it is of dubious quality and provenance, if not downright dangerous. Misinformation forms part of the mix. The ability to get the most out of the information flow, finding, interpreting and using it, and particularly developing a critical mindset towards it, requires skills, know-how, judgement and confidence – such is the premise of information literacy. This is true for many aspects of human endeavour, including education, work, health and self-enrichment. It is notably true also for acquiring an understanding of the wider world, for reaching informed views, for recognising bias and misinformation, and thereby for playing a part as active citizens, in democratic life and society. This ground-breaking and uniquely multi-disciplinary book explores how information literacy can contribute to fostering attitudes, habits and practices that underpin an informed citizenry. The 13 chapters each come from a particular perspective and are authored by international experts representing a range of disciplines: information literacy itself, but also political science, pedagogy, information science, psychology. Informed Societies: Why Information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy covers: - why information literacy and informed citizens matter for healthy, democratic societies - information literacy’s relationship with political science - information literacy’s relationship with human rights - how information literacy can help foster citizenship, participation, empowerment and civic engagement in different contexts: school students, refugees, older people and in wider society - information literacy as a means to counter misinformation and fake news - the challenges of addressing information literacy as part of national public policy. The book will be essential reading for librarians and information professionals working in public libraries, schools, higher education institutions and public bodies; knowledge and information managers in all sectors and student of library and information science students, especially those at postgraduate/Masters level who are planning dissertations. Because of the topicality and political urgency of the issues covered, the book will also be of interest to students of political science, psychology, education and media studies/journalism; policy-makers in the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors and politicians implications of information use and information/digital literacy.

Mapping Information Landscapes

Mapping Information Landscapes
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 1783304170
ISBN 13: 9781783304172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Information Landscapes Book Review:

Mapping Information Landscapes presents the first in-depth study of the educational implications of the idea of information literacy as ‘the capacity to map and navigate an information landscape’. Written by a leading researcher in the field, it investigates how teachers and learners can use mapping in developing their ability to make informed judgements about information, in specific places and times. Central to the argument is the notion that the geographical and information landscapes are indivisible, and the techniques we use to navigate each are essentially the same. The book presents a history of mapping as a means of representing the world, ranging from the work of medieval mapmakers to the 21st century. Concept and mind mapping are explored, and finally, the notion of discursive mapping: the dialogic process, regardless of whether a graphical map is an outcome. The theoretical framework of the book weaves together the work of authors including Annemaree Lloyd, Christine Bruce, practice theorists such as Theodore Schatzki and the critical geography of David Harvey, an author whose work has not previously been applied to the study of information literacy. The book concludes that keeping information landscapes sustainable and navigable requires attention to how equipment is used to map and organise those landscapes. How we collectively think about and solve problems in the present time inscribes maps and positions them as resources in whatever landscapes we will draw on in the future. Information literacy educators, whether in libraries, other HE courses, high schools or the workplace, will benefit by learning about how mapping – implicitly and explicitly – can be used as a method of teaching IL. The book will also be useful reading for academics and researchers of information literacy and students of library and information science.

Cultural Literacy

Cultural Literacy
Author: E. D. Hirsch, Jr.,Joseph F. Kett,James S. Trefil
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 0394758439
ISBN 13: 9780394758435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Literacy Book Review:

Argues that American children are deprived of cultural literacy

Globalization Digitization Access and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Globalization  Digitization  Access and Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Author: Herbert K. Achleitner,Alexander Georgiev Dimchev
Publsiher: St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000115511077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Information Literacy Landscapes

Information Literacy Landscapes
Author: Annemaree Lloyd
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781843345077
ISBN 13: 1843345072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Landscapes Book Review:

Explores the shape of information literacy within education and workplace contexts; introduces a holistic definition of information literacy; introduces a range of sensitising concepts; and considers the implications for pedagogical practice in a range of contexts. Author from Charles Sturt University, Australia.