From Information Literacy Toward Information Illiteracy

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to explore the concept of information literacy in relation to the constant changes in technology, communication channels and habits. The findings show that new releases of computer programs (software) and devices (hardware), as well as new models of communication tools and channels, services, professional measurement devices, and techniques have a significant role in creating information illiteracy already information literate people. The findings of this work help to better understand the nature of the information literacy phenomenon in modern society. On the one hand, the causes for the accelerating obsolete of skills are linked to technology development in general. On the other hand, the causes are directly linked with the industrial concept of planned obsolescence. This latter concept has a direct impact on the ever faster obsolescence of skills and information literacy.

Keywords

Information literacy Information illiteracy Technology Planned obsolescence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for TourismZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.INA- Industrija nafte d.d.ZagrebCroatia

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