We are currently upgrading our print fulfillment systems. Print book orders placed between Sept 22 and Oct 9 will be delayed. Delivery of these orders will start on Oct 10, with purchases being fulfilled in the order received. Buy the Print and get eBook immediately for FREE. Use Code BOGO. Or save up to 40% on all orders with code: DELTA. Exclusions apply. Click here for terms and conditions.
»
Information Services and Digital Literacy
 
 

Information Services and Digital Literacy, 1st Edition

In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing

 
Information Services and Digital Literacy, 1st Edition,Isto Huvila,ISBN9781843346838
 
 
 

  

Chandos Publishing

9781843346838

9781780633497

200

Print Book + eBook

USD 96.00
USD 160.00

Buy both together and save 40%

Print Book

Paperback

In Stock

Estimated Delivery Time
USD 80.00

eBook
eBook Overview

DRM Free included formats: EPub, Mobi, PDF

VST format:

USD 80.00
Add to Cart
 
 

Key Features

  • Presents a new approach for understanding how information services help and hinder people in becoming informed
  • Provides an overview of how to conceptualize information services and digital literacy
  • Provides a model for developing new types of library and information service

Description

Despite new technologies, people do not always find information with ease. Do people still need help in finding the information they need, and if so, why? What can be made easier with new tools and techniques?

Information Services and Digital Literacy is about the role of information services and digital literacies in the age of the social web. This title provides an alternative perspective for understanding information services and digital literacy, and argues that a central problem in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we do not know the premises of how we know, and how ways of interacting with information affect our actions and their outcomes. Information seeking is always a question of crossing and expanding boundaries between our earlier experiences and the unknown. We may not yet be well enough acquainted with the landscape of digital information to understand how we know, where the boundaries to our knowledge lie, how to cross them, and what consequences our actions may have.

Isto Huvila

Isto Huvila is a research fellow at the Department of Archival Studies, Library and Information Science and Museums and Cultural Heritage Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. His work spans a broad range of topics, including information work; information management; knowledge organisation; information service; and information literacy in the context of the social web.

Affiliations and Expertise

Uppsala University, Sweden

Information Services and Digital Literacy, 1st Edition

Knowing what we know; Information services and digital literacy; Technologies of abundance; The culture of participation; The new user; Information; Information services and digital literacy as boundary objects.

Quotes and reviews

"If you are struggling with delivering information services and digital literacy, this exploration may be able to help you redefine exactly what it is, who your audience is or should be and directions you should take with them. It may well help you to break down boundaries that may be impeding a successful outcome for your library programmes. For this alone it is well worth the investment."--The Australian Library Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2014
"an excellent text for those wishing to research the history and theories of digital literacy."--Journal of Information Literacy

 
 
Shop with Confidence

Free Shipping around the world
▪ Broad range of products
▪ 30 days return policy
FAQ