Information literacy at the crossroad of education and information policies in Europe

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Information literacy is a concept with multiple interpretations but beyond any doubt is the fact that it is conditio sine qua non for the information society as well as the knowledge economy.

This book goes beyond the traditional discussions of what constitutes information literacy and how it might be assessed. Instead it addresses a number of vital but often neglected aspects of information literacy, such as how it is defined in policies; how it is related to the current European higher education setting; what it means for different communities – and more specifically for the community of learners; and what measures can be used to promote it. These questions are essential for the definition and implementation of information literacy policies and the book combines two points of view: the overview and theoretical insights are nicely complemented by carefully selected case studies from various European countries, which help to contextualize the common principles in real‐life settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)638-639
Number of pages2
JournalLibrary Review
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2010


  • information literacy
  • information policies
  • Europe


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