Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a Model for Lifelong Learning (Chandos Information Professional Series)

Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a Model for Lifelong Learning (Chandos Information Professional Series)

By: Kim Baker (author)Paperback

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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

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Kim Baker is working on her Masters dissertation (MPhil) at the Library and Information Studies Centre, 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 (2001 - 2011), and a member of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee (2003 - 2011), chairing between 2007 - 2009. Kim was Project Manager in a partnership between the NLSA 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, and she wrote the Official Publications Depository Manual for the NLSA (2004). She has travelled to many countries in the course of her work, presenting papers, arranging conferences and absorbing the various cultural flavours of each country, which led to the formation of the ideas in this book. She blogs at, and can be found on Twitter as @iKbaker


Exploring cultural heritage in the context of museums, archives and libraries; Cultural heritage within digital information contexts; Overview of information literacy models in the library context; Critical thinking and lifelong learning; Information literacy and cultural heritage: A proposed generic model for lifelong learning; Guidelines for adapting the generic information literacy and cultural heritage model for lifelong learning to local contexts; Conclusion: Summary observations and a way forward.

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781843347200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 226
  • ID: 9781843347200
  • weight: 327
  • ISBN10: 1843347202

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