Monday, November 24, 2014

ACRL has released the third draft of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and is calling upon the community to provide additional feedback.  

Against this backdrop, our latest issue brief is particularly timely. In "Information Literacy and Research Practices," Nancy Fried Foster, Ithaka S+R's senior anthropologist, demonstrates how "researchers in the wild" are adhering to many of the goals described in the draft Framework. While recognizing that the move away from the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, in place now for nearly 15 years, has not been without debate, Foster argues that the Framework  "captures more realistically what information-literate people really do and, despite the controversies, represents a significant step forward in the incorporation of a sophisticated understanding of scholarly work practice into the fundamentals of librarianship."

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dr C. Inskip, UCL Department of Information Studies has put together a literature review about Information Literacy in the workplace.

It was commissioned to inform the work of the Information Literacy Board and looks at IL in relation to employability and transition.

There is a description about the project here:
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/information-literacy-life-not-just-good-degree

and the final review here:
http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/IL%20in%20the%20workplace%20literature%20review%20Dr%20C%20Inskip%20June%202014.%20doc.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
 

Martin Poulter from Jisc has been working as the Wikimedia ambassador to explore how academia and Wikimedia can work more closely together.

He has written different case studies with academics including one on’ Wikipedia as a microcosm of information literacy’.

Wikipedia has a great many policies and guidelines – often long and detailed –however, there is often an “in a nutshell” summary at the top.

This one-sentence summary is itself a starting point for discussion: how does it serve the goal of making a reliable encyclopaedia? What would Wikipedia be like without this principle? How would the learners apply this principle to a fact they are studying?

See for yourself here:

http://wikiambassador.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/02/18/wikipedia-information-literacy/

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

“One year after the first revelations of Edward Snowden, cryptography has shifted from an obscure branch of computer science to an almost mainstream notion…

"Hide in the network," security guru Bruce Schneier provided his first tip for evading the NSA. "The less obvious you are, the safer you are."…


In last week's WIRED there was an interesting article by Andy Greenberg on this now very important (and popular?) issue.

Go to source: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/18/be-anonymous-online

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of the European Commission published a report on text and data mining (TDM). TDM is a technique for analysing large stores of digital data. The report was compiled by a group of independent experts under the direction of professor Ian Hargreaves. It presents the general context of TDM including processes of standardization, and economic and legal issues.

Further information is available at http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/pdf/TDM-report_from_the_expert_group-042014.pdf#view=fit&pagemode=none

 

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The CILIP Information Literacy Group website has a new look.

As always, it contains lots of news on IL, IL definitions and practice for IL in the different sectors including a section with teaching material, tips for research and a link to the Journal of Information Literacy.

Go to source: http://www.informationliteracy.org.uk/

 

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