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Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage by Kim Baker

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Cultural heritage within digital information contexts

Abstract:

This chapter explores the vast domain of digital information contexts in relation to cultural heritage, providing an overview of the nature of digital media, and also references examples from libraries and museums as well as the field of media studies. The complex topics of the digital divide, moral rights to cultural heritage and intellectual property issues are highlighted as they are especially relevant in information literacy training, and in understanding the presentation of cultural heritage in virtual domains. The social aspects of cyberspace and social responses to the digital domain are also explored, with a particular focus on the problems posed by information flux ...

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