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Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
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Information Literacy


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  • 1. Information Literacy and Indian Scenario Dr. H.S. Chopra PhD. (History); PhD.(Library and Inf. Science) Head, Bhai Gurdas Library, Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar [email_address]
  • 2.
    • Information was at every time during every age.
    • Human being could not have survived such a long journey without information.
    • Information went on orally from generation to generation.
    • Man was never bereft of information.
    • Information is as important as air, water, food and shelter.
    • We are passing from Information Society to Knowledge society.
  • 3.
    • Information has brought a change in every aspect of society.
    • Every year trillions of documents relating to various disciplines appear all the world over.
    • Presently 5 billion websites are available and these consist of 30 billion pages.
    • Wikipedia has more than 28 lac articles
    • Even on a micro subject there is a plenty of information.
    • Inspite of glut of information most of the people are not information literate.
  • 4.
    • In India 26% people are living below poverty line.
    • 35% people are uneducated.
    • India has approximately 340 Universities, 18,000 colleges and millions of schools.
    • Information provider should critically examine the authenticity, accuracy and originality.
    • Source of information should be reliable.
    • Information seeker as well as information provider should be aware of the copyright problem.
  • 5.
    • User should be aware of economic, legal and social issues.
    • ‘Information for all’, is the aim of UNESCO.
    • Millions of books are printed every year.
    • E-books,e-journals,e-documents etc. are available.
    • India is on number one in Asia and on number six in the world for publication of books.
  • 6. Indian Scene
    • India is a land of villages
    • India has 5.9 lac villages
    • More than 70% people live in villages
    • Lack of internet, well equipped schools, libraries.
    • Non-availability of information centers, training centers, communication skills centers.
  • 7.
    • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes constitute about 24 .40% of total population.
    • This segment of society is underprivileged and had suffered in every sphere of life for the last hundreds of years
    • In India male literacy 75.85% and female literacy was 54.16% in 2001.
    • In rural section females are still deprived of education.
  • 8.
    • Information literacy is an adopted term of UNESCO.
    • Information literacy is as essential as freedom of expression and right to information.
    • After 1990, information infrastructure has generally improved in corporate sector as well as in public sector in India.
    • In order to remove literacy gap information literacy is must.
  • 9.
    • Libraries both Academic and Public can play a great role.
    • However, the public libraries which cater all types of readers need regular financial support.
    • Initiatives like TeNet, E-Chaupal, Infothela etc. can be very helpful.
  • 10. Steps for Information Literacy
    • Defining the problem and asking relevant good questions to ascertain accurate and updated information.
    • Information seeking strategies.
    • Selecting and evaluating resources.
    • Organizing and restructuring information
    • Communicating the results of the research and finally the evaluation of the use of information and satisfaction.
  • 11. Role of Internet,UGC and Faculty
    • Internet is providing 40% information free of cost.
    • INFLIBNET is providing free access to about 5000 e-journals to more than 100 universities.
    • Teachers can play a great role in making the students ‘Critical Thinkers’, Curious observers, creators and users of information.
  • 12.
    • Responsibility should be shifted to students for developing questions, strategies to search for answers.
    • Independent problem solving capacity.
    • It will develop life long learning.
    • Even at workplace one has to keep up with rapid changes.
    • There is need to educate all the people
    • There is no dearth of literature
    Information Literacy Measures
  • 13.
    • All efforts are being made by States, Center and NGO’s to remove the stigma of illiteracy.
    • The day is not afar when all Indians will be information literate.
  • 14.