Promoting information literacy for HE researchers

9 March, 2012 | in Press Releases
By: Joy Davidson

Stéphane Goldstein, Research Information Network (RIN), has authored an article for LIBER Quarterly that summarizes the collaborative approaches fostered by the RIN Working Group on Information Handling and the Research Data Management Skills Support Initiative (DaMSSI) project. 
 
 
The promotion of information literacy in the UK higher education research sector has traditionally been the preserve of academic libraries. However, other professional groups have obvious interests in this area and there is a strong case for providing a framework which enables different parties with a stake in information literacy to work together in order to reach practical objectives. 
 
In the UK, a coalition of partners has been set up to provide this collective framework and to provide synergy. This paper sets out the rationale for this approach, sets out the sort of activities that the coalition has fostered since its inception in late 2009 and reflects on whether it might serve as an example for other parts of Europe or for transnational collaborations.