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Ciencia, docencia y tecnología

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URIBE TIRADO, Alejandro. Training programs on Information literacy in Argentine universities: levels of development. Cienc. docencia tecnol. [online]. 2012, n.44, pp. 47-71. ISSN 1851-1716.

Information literacy, understood as training on information competence, is one of the current challenges for university libraries in view of the possibilities of access to vast information resources made possible by digital media. At the same time, it is important to understand and apply the best practices for selecting and evaluating information in order to retrieve the most relevant and of highest quality one. In this situation, Ibero-American university libraries (Latin-America, Spain and Portugal) have been slowly incorporating this training either from direct training programs, offered from the library or through collaborative work with teachers and schools, in curricula of various universities as a whole or in specific disciplines. In this paper, a review of the information offered by university libraries in Argentina on their core activity of training, accomplished through the methodology of Web content analysis, is presented in order to visualize the levels of information competencies that their users would be incorporating.

Keywords : Information science; Information literacy; Information competencies; University libraries; Argentina.

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