Navigating information literacy: your information society survival toolkit

  • Peter G. Underwood University of Cape Town
Keywords: Navigating information literacy, Theo Bothma, Erica Cosijn, Ina Fourie, Cecilia Penzhorn, citation techniques, information design


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.


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