Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1780633866
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633862
  • DDC: 025.524
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 226 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Table.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Author.
1: Exploring Cultural Heritage in the Context of Museums, Archives and Libraries.
2: Cultural Heritage Within Digital Information Contexts.
3: Overview of Information Literacy Models in the Library Context.
4: Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning.
5: Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: A Proposed Generic Model for Lifelong Learning.
6: Guidelines for Adapting the Generic Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage Model for Lifelong Learning to Local Contexts.
7: Conclusion: Summary Observations and a Way Forward.
Sample Survey of Patrons of Museums, Archives and Libraries.
Sample Interview Schedule, June–July 2013.