Friday, February 26, 2010

Access to knowledge

Stuart Hamilton has been blogging the IFLA Presidential Meeting, Stellenbosch, South Africa (theme: Access to Knowledge), with informative reports about the sessions. I found the ones discussing indigenous and traditional knowledge particularly interesting, since when knowledge and information take different forms and are transmitted by different channels (e.g. predominently orally; using music and pictures etc.) then the form that information literacy takes will also be different. Stuart is Senior Policy Advisor at IFLA, and his blog is at http://blogs.ifla.org/stuart/ If you are reading this a while on, you need to look at the February 2010 entries. Additionally the papers from this conference are already online at https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/369/browse?type=title
Photo by Sheila Webber: on campus: a poster from a student wanting to be elected to a student union post next week

1 comment:

helen nneka eke said...

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