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Information literacy for the digital age

Atanda, Balogun Naeem and Ahlan, Abdul Rahman and Tiamiyu, Mutawakilu A, eds. (2019) Information literacy for the digital age. A Book of Readings, 1st Edition . Ilorin Press, Ilorin, Nigeria. ISBN 978-978-57101-5-1

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Abstract

The idea of Information Literacy began many decades ago in libraries under the label of 'library literacy', when public and academic libraries were foremost places or institutions where people could search through large collections of printed documents for the factual, fictional, educational or entertainment information they need. The computer revolution that began about the 1950s has since brought great transformations of societies into being technology driven. It has brought to limelight the importance of various other types of literacies, including information literacy, technology literacy, and digital literacy. Information literacy is nowadays defined much more broadly than library literacy to include knowledge and skills in knowing what information to search to solve various problems, where to search for needed information (which nowadays include library, non-library, printed and online sources), how to evaluate and use the information to solve problems, how to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements of information access and use, how to use digital technologies to search, evaluate, use, and communicate the information, and so on. Hence, this book and the range of topics covered in its thirteen chapters.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 1716/76676
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information literacy, digital literacy, digital age
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.6 Management information systems
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr. Abd Rahman Ahlan
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 02:43
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 10:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76676

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