Alternatives to Being Information Literate

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Isto Huvila
Editors: Serap Kurbanoğlu, Joumana Boustany, Sonja Špiranec, Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi, Loriene Roy
Publisher: Springer
Place: Cham
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Information Literacy in the Workplace
Title of series: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Number in series: 810
Start page: 813
End page: 821] Serap Kurbanoğlu, Joumana Boustany, Sonja Špiranec, Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi, Loriene Roy
ISBN: 978-3-319-74333-2
eISBN: 978-3-319-74334-9


Abstract

In contrast to the relative abundance of conceptualisations of information literacy, the earlier research has placed considerably less attention on its alternatives. The findings show that there are shades of being less and non-literate beyond a mere lack of necessary skills or engagement in inappropriate practices. Information illiteracy can be experienced as a problem but it can also represent a conscious choice for delimiting and organising information practices. From a theoretical and practical perspective, this study suggests that both information literacies and information illiteracies should be taken into account in information literacy research and education, and when developing and deploying information systems and services to compensate for the lack of literacies.

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