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Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage by Kim Baker

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Introduction

This book seeks to enter uncharted territory by exploring two seemingly antithetical fields: one rooted in the predominantly Western-based positivist scientific method of social science (information literacy within library science), and the other rooted in the complex and contested terrain of cultural heritage, which has been strongly influenced by postmodernist discourse. The book seeks to create a dialectical synthesis between these two seemingly opposing fields, in order to provide an integrated tool for teaching information literacy skills and cultural heritage awareness at the same time, in the context of lifelong learning.

This exploration was initiated by encounters with certain problems identified within a discourse in ...

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