Another review of Information services and digital literacy

I just bumped into another review of my book Information services and digital literacy: In search of the boundaries of knowing (Chandos, 2012) I had somehow missed earlier in the Journal of Information Literacy. Jane Mansfield makes sharp remarks on the book and notes, for instance, that

It provides many original viewpoints on digital literacy and the boundaries of information and knowing and is obviously the product of much committed research. 

It is an excellent text for those wishing to research the history and theories of digital literacy.

At the same she warns that the book is not exactly a text for practitioners seeking for direct advice for their daily troubles.

The full citation of the review is Mansfield, J. 2013. Book Review of Huvila, I. 2012. Information services and digital literacy: in search of the boundaries of knowing. Oxford: Chandos. Journal of Information Literacy, 7(1), pp.107-108 and the text is freely available at http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.1.1823 

 

Information Services and Digital Literacy 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.

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Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for success- ful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA) is an Academy of Finland funded research project at Åbo Akademi University.

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ARKDIS project maps the implications and opportunities of the digitalisation of information and information work in the domain of archaeology and to develop and evaluate conceptual and practical methods and procedures for enhancing archaeological information work in the digitalised environment.

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