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Information literacy research in Australia 2000-2005

Hughes, Hilary E., Middleton, Michael R., Edwards, Sylvia L., Bruce, Christine S., & McAllister, Lynn M. (2005) Information literacy research in Australia 2000-2005. Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France, 50(6), pp. 45-55.

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Abstract

The information literacy (IL) research territory has been maturing over the last decade. As Bruce (2000) suggests, this research territory may be described in term of five dimensions: 1) the sectoral location of the research; 2) ways of seeing IL; 3) what is being investigated – the research object; 4) how the object is being investigated – the research approach; and 5) disciplinary influences. She also suggests likely trajectories for future IL research include: Growth beyond the educational sector; Attention to a wider variety of cultural settings; A firmer more consolidated research agenda; Greater collaboration between researchers; An agenda driven by funding priorities. This paper reviews the development of IL research in Australia from 2000 through to 2005, and considers future directions. It presents a picture of evolving understanding of IL and a diversification of research contexts and approaches. Although educationally focussed projects predominate, increasing research activity is occurring in workplace and community settings. Interest in different cultural settings is also emerging, with investigations being initiated across cultures and into cultural influences.

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ID Code: 2832
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-print of the paper in English, which after translation by Oristelle Bonis, was published with the title 'La recherche australienne en maitrise de l'information 2000-2005' in Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France v.50(6), pp 45-55.
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Keywords: Information literacy, Research, Australia, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:29

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