Resources of exhibitions

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If you are interested in exhibitions and shows, you may be interested in the following resources.

Euromuse.net is a portal that helps you to find information on museums and exhibitions in Europe.

List of world expositions on Wikipedia

Top 100 USA Shows from Absolute Exhibits

The m+a ExpoDataBase is a portal for the exhibition industry (exhibitors, visitors, organisers and service providers).

Literacies: Computer, Digital, Information, Media and more (2)

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To some extent, information literacy emphasises learning skills more on how, where, and what methods (e.g., technologies) to use to search valuable information for your purpose. Digital literacy states skills more than information literacy covers; it emphasises skills of using digital technologies to search valuable information, create information, and add value into resources.

A recent NMC Horizon Report stated the most notable emerging technology topics, trends, and challenges for tertiary education in the United Kingdom over the next five years. “Digital media literacy” is one of the topics. They didn’t give a definition of the term, but emphasised:

… As lecturers and professors begin to realize that they are limiting their students by not helping them to develop and use digital media literacy skills across the curriculum, the lack of formal training is being offset through professional development or informal learning, but we are far from seeing digital media literacy as a norm. This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that digital literacy is less about tools and more about thinking, and thus skills and standards based on tools and platforms have proven to be somewhat ephemeral.  (p.18)

Resources:

IFLA satelite meeting 2012

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IFLA satelite meeting 2012  – The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning

Date: 8-10 August  2012

Vanue: Tampere, Finland

Literacies: Computer, Digital, Information, Media and more (1)

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“Information literacy”, “digital literacy”, “computer literacy”, “media literacy”, “e-literacy” are concepts we often see nowadays. I wonder what the differences and links are.

Definition:

Computer literacy refers to the knowledge and ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving. It also refer to the comfort level someone has with using computer programs and other applications that are associated with computers. (eNotes)

Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, and create information using digital technology. (Cornell University)

Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. (CILIP)

Media literacy is the ability to sift through and analyze the messages that inform, entertain and sell to us every day. (Jane Tallim)

Resources:

Information Literacy Awards

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The Information Literacy website provides a practical resource that information professionals regularly visit to discover the latest developments in information literacy and anncounces winners of the UK Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year award annually.

Books about infomration literacy

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The research of Information Literacy has been recongised since 2003. I heard this term from Shelia Webber and Bill Johnston’s website: The Information Literacy Place. This is their new blog about Informaton Literacy.

I come across some books about Information Literacy:

Journal of Information Literacy

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The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is an international, peer- reviewed journal that aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice.