Description

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.

Key Features

  • Covers cultural heritage in the museums, archives and library context
  • Explores the place of cultural heritage and social issues in the digital information context
  • Reviews existing models of information literacy processes, standards and indicators

Readership

Librarians; archivists; museum scientists; and practitioners in public and international cultural heritage institutions

Table of Contents

Dedication

List of figures and table

List of abbreviations

Acknowledgements

About the author

Introduction

Chapter 1: Exploring cultural heritage in the context of museums, archives and libraries

Abstract:

Definitions and concepts

The role of memory and contested history in cultural heritage

Perspectives from museums

Perspectives from archives

Perspectives from libraries

Concluding comments

Chapter 2: Cultural heritage within digital information contexts

Abstract:

Overview of the contexts of digital information

The digital divide and moral rights to cultural heritage

Social responses in the digital world

Concluding comments

Chapter 3: Overview of information literacy models in the library context

Abstract:

Definitions and concepts

Models of information literacy stages and processes

Models of information literacy standards, competencies and performance indicators

Concluding comments

Chapter 4: Critical thinking and lifelong learning

Abstract:

The role of critical thinking and lifelong learning

Critical thinking skills and cultural sensitivities

Lifelong learning and learning styles

Concluding comments

Chapter 5: Information literacy and cultural heritage: a proposed generic model for lifelong learning

Abstract:

Summary of key factors in the development of the model

A generic model of information literacy and cultural heritage for lifelong learning

Learner’s tasks

Concluding comments

Chapter 6: Guidelines for adapting the generic Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage Model for Lifelong Learning to local contexts

Abstract:

Suggested methodology and research design for adapting the model to local contexts

Factors to consider in adapting the

Details

No. of pages:
226
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781843347200
Electronic ISBN:
9781780633862

About the editor

Kim Baker

Kim Baker is working on a dissertation in Library and Information Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Interlending and Document Supply. She was formerly Programme Executive of Document Supply and Information Services at the National Library of South Africa, and a member of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee. Kim was Project Manager in a partnership between the National Library of South Africa and the Publishers Association of South Africa, which in 2007 produced the first catalogue of titles available in indigenous languages, entitled Writings in Nine Tongues.

Reviews

"...well set out and easy to navigate, with its detailed contents pages, abstracts and a concluding summary for each chapter...certainly recommended as of vital interest to everyone with a vision of LAMs working together to create a new and better network of lifelong learning worldwide."--ALJ Online Reviews,August 1 2014

"This is a useful, well-written book that presents an interesting synthesis of information literacy (IL)…and cultural heritage, positing a framework for teaching IL skills and cultural heritage awareness…a welcome approach to understanding wider issues of access to cultural heritage collections, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to colleagues interested in a deeper understanding of these issues."--Journal of Information Literacy, June 2014

[A] well-written and fascinating book., South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science; "This is a useful, well-written book that presents an interesting synthesis of information literacy (IL)…and cultural heritage, positing a framework for teaching IL skills and cultural heritage awareness…a welcome approach to understanding wider issues of access to cultural heritage collections."--Journal of Information Literacy,Vol 8, Issue 1 - June 2014