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Views of Legal Scholars About the Concept of Information Literacy in the Field of Law: Case Study of a Law Faculty in the Republic of Croatia

  • Dejana GolenkoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)

Abstract

This study is one of the results of a wider research, which investigates the views and opinions of legal scholars regarding the concept of IL and information skills and needs of today’s students, particularly of information skills in the field of law. This would allow for a deeper understanding of the context of IL in the field of law and offer insights into the required generic skills of IL and contextual information skills from the standpoint of legal scholars. The study used qualitative method of in-depth interviews based on Relational Model by Christine Bruce with academic staff in a case study at the Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka. At the theoretical level, the desire was to stimulate discussion and awareness of the importance of the concept of IL in the field of law and open the way for further research.

Keywords

Information literacy Legal scholars Law faculties Republic of Croatia In-depth interview 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia

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