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This article starts by setting a general context for the importance of being information literate. After this, the specific pattern of use for information literacy in The Netherlands is defined. Governments, as one of the agents promoting information literacy, have a special position in this,...
Initiatives by German librarians on taking on board educational work in the field of information literacy or "Informationskomptenz" now seem to be successful. Although a lot of unfavorable organizational and political conditions still exist and much remains to be done, there are now many...
The term "information literacy" does not have an exact parallel in the Norwegian language, but information policy strategies as well as educational reforms are nevertheless preoccupied with the main elements covered by the term - the ability to find and critically evaluate information within a...
The article addresses the development and present state of information literacy activities in Danish institutions of higher education. It outlines the national policy on information literacy, emphasising the crucial role of the Danish Electronic Research Library (DEF). The importance of...
In Finland there is still much to be done to promote integrated information literacy in higher education. Teamwork between teachers and libraries is well developed in some universities but many are only just beginning to realize what libraries can do for them. Academic libraries have provided...
The adoption of the information literacy (IL) agenda in Spain has been comparatively slow and fragmented due to cultural setbacks during the twentieth century. Since the late 1980s, however, developments in library services and staffing policies, reforms in education, and wide availability of...
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