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Introduction

Why Information Literacy?

It is widely acknowledged that the Industrial Age is over, and we are now in the Information Age. Without information, most organizations cannot succeed. Therefore, it is important that governments, organizations and individuals be information-literate. It was stated at the 32nd UNESCO General Conference Roundtable Discussion:

‘No society can claim to be a genuine knowledge society if access to knowledge and information is denied to a segment of the population. We therefore affirm the need for universal access to information and knowledge. By access we imply: infrastructure and connectivity; content; affordability; information literacy.’1

Access is not enough: skills to effectively analyze and use ...

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