Information literacy development in Malaysia: a review

Edzan, N.N. (2008) Information literacy development in Malaysia: a review. Libri, 58. pp. 265-280. ISSN 0024-2667,

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This paper traces the development of information literacy initiatives at the various levels within the Malaysian edu cational system. Information literacy has been embedded within the Malaysi an educational system for some time. Information literacy means information skills delivered by the teachers at both the primary and secondary levels. Subsequently, information literacy competencies are further imparted to undergraduates and postgraduates by various academic libraries. The paper looks at the formulation of the Na tional Information Technology Agenda and the initial emer gence of information literacy initiatives within Malaysi an society. Efforts are being made by various entities to create an information literate society in line with the gov ern ment’s aim of attaining Vision 2020 – the creation of a civil society whereby all citizens will be information lit erate and well-equipped as knowledge workers

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Literacy; Library Science
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Library
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2012 01:35
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 07:08

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