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Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a model for lifelong learning
     

Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a model for lifelong learning

by Kim Baker
 

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There is a complex and contested terrain of cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum context. Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage explores this landscape and covers perspectives from museums, archives and libraries, highlighting the role of memory and contested history in the collection, description and presentation of cultural heritage. The book

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There is a complex and contested terrain of cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum context. Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage explores this landscape and covers perspectives from museums, archives and libraries, highlighting the role of memory and contested history in the collection, description and presentation of cultural heritage. The book argues that the convergence of libraries, archives and museums in digital preservation should be extended to include the development of combined lifelong learning programmes, teaching both information literacy skills and awareness of cultural heritage.

This title is structured into seven chapters, covering cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum context; digital information contexts; an overview of information literacy models of stages and processes, as well as models of standards, competencies and performance indicators. The book then examines the role of critical thinking and lifelong learning; proposes a generic model of information literacy and cultural heritage for lifelong learning; offers guidelines for adapting the model to local contexts; and offers a conclusion.

  • Covers cultural heritage in the museums, archives and library context
  • Explores the place of cultural heritage and social issues in the digital information context
  • Reviews existing models of information literacy processes, standards and indicators

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"...well set out and easy to navigate, with its detailed contents pages, abstracts and a concluding summary for each chapter...certainly recommended as of vital interest to everyone with a vision of LAMs working together to create a new and better network of lifelong learning worldwide."—ALJ Online Reviews,August 12014

"This is a useful, well-written book that presents an interesting synthesis of information literacy (IL)…and cultural heritage, positing a framework for teaching IL skills and cultural heritage awareness…a welcome approach to understanding wider issues of access to cultural heritage collections, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to colleagues interested in a deeper understanding of these issues."—Journal of Information Literacy, June 2014

[A] well-written and fascinating book., South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science; "This is a useful, well-written book that presents an interesting synthesis of information literacy (IL)…and cultural heritage, positing a framework for teaching IL skills and cultural heritage awareness…a welcome approach to understanding wider issues of access to cultural heritage collections."—Journal of Information Literacy,Vol 8, Issue 1 - June 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843347200
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kim Baker is working on a dissertation in Library and Information Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Interlending and Document Supply. She was formerly Programme Executive of Document Supply and Information Services at the National Library of South Africa, and a member of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee. Kim was Project Manager in a partnership between the National Library of South Africa and the Publishers Association of South Africa, which in 2007 produced the first catalogue of titles available in indigenous languages, entitled Writings in Nine Tongues.

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