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  • 1. Information Literacy in a Digital World
    Gwyneth Price
    Collection Development Services Librarian
    Institute of Education
  • 2. The Lecture
    Introduction
    What is a Lecture?
    Libraries in Bloomsbury
    Electronic libraries
    Information literacy
    Library 2.0
  • 3. Libraries at the centre of London
    What is happening at:
    The British Library
    Senate House
    The Institute of Education
    The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
    And other libraries in London?
  • 4. The British Library
    • The collection includes 150 million items, in most known languages
    • 5. These require over 625 km of shelves, and grow 12km every year
    • 6. The largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century
  • Senate House Library
  • 7. Institute of Education Library
                                                                                                                                 
  • 8. School of Oriental and African Studies Library
    You may borrow from SOAS on production of your IoE registration card.
  • 9. 21st century libraries
    Libraries continue to
    collect books and journals for research
    and provide spaces where you can study
    and employ librarians who can help
    But there are also
    places to talk; computers & televisions
    lots of self-service
  • 10. What is happening in the electronic world?
    E-journals
    Databases
    E-books
    Gateways
    Links to external/ free resources
    Online help on web pages and in VLEs
  • 11. The future needs of libraries
    Digitisation work at the BL requires storage space of six terabytes per year
    By 2020 40% of the UK research output will be in electronic format only
    Libraries need staff who can manage resources and clients who can make sense of them
  • 12. Why such an emphasis on information literacy?
    Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.
  • 13.
  • 14. What’s in a name?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ECAVxbfsfc
    Literacy or Fluency?
  • 15. Ethical issues
    What kind of issues should we be concerned about?
  • 16. How do you keep track of what you have found?
    Carefully organised notes
    A database
    Purpose designed software, egEndNote
    Web 2.0 technologies, eg delicious or Librarything
  • 17. Web 2.0 and Library 2.0
    Web 2.0 is about:
    user-generated, web-based content
    collaboration
    open-source
  • 18.
  • 19. Find out more
    Find links and these slides at: http://delicious.com/GwynethP/caplitstalk
  • 20. Conclusions
    What is a lecture?
    What is a library: physical and virtual?
  • 21. Contact detailsGwyneth Price g.price@ioe.ac.ukEnquiries lib.enquiries@ioe.ac.uk