Information Literacy Skills: Must in the Digital Era

Rao, Mahabaleshwara (2013) Information Literacy Skills: Must in the Digital Era. In: 5th National Conference of CGLA on “Management of Electronic Resources: Challenges and Opportunities”, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

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Since the internet is a common information communication tool, information literacy is often understood as digital literacy. Information literacy has become a global issue. It has become an important skill for the users. Information literacy is becoming a global priority in a fast moving society overtaken by the digital era. The new domain of information in the digital form is rapidly replacing the traditional printed counterparts, resulting in increased computer skills, processing tools and fast communication network connectivity. Digital information or e-information is more abstracts, dynamic and malleable in comparison to printed form. Hence and understanding of how to enhance its value and its interaction becomes an important pre-requisite for the users in the digital information and knowledge society. This is clearly an indication that the ability to handle and manage information is not just easy and important, but very vital. Information literacy skills are important because of the rapid growth of information systems and information resources. Information literacy and ICT skills are necessary in digital era for online search and retrieval information.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Literacy Skills, Information Resources, Digital Era
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 04:12
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 04:12

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