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Information Literacy in a Digital World


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Information Literacy in a Digital World

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