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List of figures and table
List of abbreviations
About the author
Chapter 1: Exploring cultural heritage in the context of museums, archives and libraries
Definitions and concepts
The role of memory and contested history in cultural heritage
Perspectives from museums
Perspectives from archives
Perspectives from libraries
Chapter 2: Cultural heritage within digital information contexts
Overview of the contexts of digital information
The digital divide and moral rights to cultural heritage
Social responses in the digital world
Chapter 3: Overview of information literacy models in the library context
Definitions and concepts
Models of information literacy stages and processes
Models of information literacy standards, competencies and performance indicators
Chapter 4: Critical thinking and lifelong learning
The role of critical thinking and lifelong learning
Critical thinking skills and cultural sensitivities
Lifelong learning and learning styles
Chapter 5: Information literacy and cultural heritage: a proposed generic model for lifelong learning
Summary of key factors in the development of the model
A generic model of information literacy and cultural heritage for lifelong learning
Chapter 6: Guidelines for adapting the generic Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage Model for Lifelong Learning to local contexts
Suggested methodology and research design for adapting the model to local contexts
Factors to consider in adapting the model
Applying the model: designing training courses based on the model
Reviewing, evaluating and revising the model and training courses
Chapter 7: Conclusion: summary observations and a way forward
Appendix 1: sample survey of patrons of museums, archives and libraries
Appendix 2: sample interview schedule, June–July 2013
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.
- 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
Librarians; archivists; museum scientists; and practitioners in public and international cultural heritage institutions
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- © Chandos Publishing 2013
- 11th March 2013
- Chandos Publishing
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"...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
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.
University of Cape Town, South Africa
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