Information literacy research: dimensions of the emerging collective consciousness

Bruce, Christine (2000) Information literacy research: dimensions of the emerging collective consciousness. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 31 (2). pp. 91-109.

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Abstract

Information literacy researchers are beginning to develop a collective consciousness, a consciousness that represents the newly appearing territory of information literacy research. This paper analyses the information literacy research territory as it is represented by the emerging collective consciousness of information literacy researchers.

Five dimensions of the collective consciousness are proposed:

1) the sectoral location of the research, 2) ways of seeing information literacy, 3) ‘what’ is being investigated; that is the research object, 4) ‘how’ the object is being investigated; that is the research approaches and paradigms, and 5) disciplinary influences.

These dimensions are used to:

1) reveal the character of the information literacy research territory which is in early stages of construction; 2) show how different kinds of research approaches can shed different kinds of light on the object of research; and 3) demonstrate how the five dimensions work together in the development of new studies.

Item ID: 55530
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-471X
Keywords: information literacy; information research; information experience; information and learning; HERN
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2000 Australian Library and Information Association Ltd (ALIA)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 03:01
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080709 Social and Community Informatics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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