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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9196-2106
2008 (English)In: Reader- and User-Oriented Communication: National Conference of Communication Studies 2007 / [ed] Heli Katajamäki, Merja Koskela & Suvi Isohella, Vaasa: University of Vaasa , 2008, 22-27 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Even though information literacy implicitly comprises an idea of a complete participation in an information community, the typical definitions of infor- mation literacy have tended to underline seeking, searching, locating, re- ceiving and evaluation instead of information creation. Wilder (2005) has criticised the concept information literacy for emphasising the problems of searching instead of finding relevant information. The problematising of in- formation seeking places emphasis on the difficulty of searching and the complexity of required skills. A more sensible approach would be to facili- tate information use rather than to teach searching using complicated tools. All information sought by human-beings is mostly produced by their fellow humans. Therefore an approach to decrease complexity of information searching could to be to educate people to create more searchable and us- able information. This article discusses information creation as a part of the concept information literacy. Besides technical problems, information crea- tion education is inevitably faced by the complexities of social and cultural dimensions of information and information production.


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Vaasa: University of Vaasa , 2008. 22-27 p.
Keyword [en]
information literacy, creation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129322ISBN: 978-952-476-233-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129322DiVA: diva2:394439
Available from: 2011-02-02 Created: 2010-08-11 Last updated: 2015-07-10Bibliographically approved

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