Navigating information literacy: your information society survival toolkit

Peter G. Underwood

Abstract


The first edition of this work was published in 2006 under the title Navigating information literacy. The change of title and the short gap between editions mark a significant development in the field: from becoming a phenomenon to be explored, information literacy has become an essential component of the life skills we should acquire and strive to keep up-to-date. That said, the temptation for the writer or lecturer is to concentrate on the technology and its myriad wonders at the expense of encouraging the development of deeper understanding. Fortunately, the authors (all from the Department of Information Science of the University of Pretoria) have avoided this danger and have produced a text that will explain and inform whilst developing a foundation of principles. In this way, they have provided some future proofing: having acquired and put into practice the concepts in this book, the reader will be able to understand the significance of newer technologies, able to relate them to what has already been learned and understand how the newer technologies can be applied.

Keywords


Navigating information literacy;Theo Bothma; Erica Cosijn; Ina Fourie; Cecilia Penzhorn; citation techniques; information design

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7553/75-2-101

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




ISSN 2304-8263 (online); ISSN 0256-8861 (print)
Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2012.

http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/public/site/images/scholar/reallogo_335

Disclaimer:

This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help



Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.