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Human rights and information access in a digital world: A library and information science perspective

Smith, Jackie and Madison, Michael J and Corrall, Sheila (2018) Human rights and information access in a digital world: A library and information science perspective. In: Human Rights and Information Access in a Digital World, 30 Oct 2018, Hillman Library, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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The United Nations has recognized Internet access as a basic human right. However, Internet access is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for public access to information. Information literacy (already recognized as a human right) is an essential prerequisite for access to be useful, meaningful, and productive. Furthermore, information literacy education must focus on data literacy as the key competence for the connected data society of the 21st century, and education for data literacy requires a collaborative lifewide approach to enable and empower people to interact with data competently and confidently in their academic, professional, civic, social, and personal lives.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Smith, Jackiejgsmith@pitt.eduJGSMITH
Madison, Michael Jmadison@pitt.eduMADISON0000-0001-6503-754X
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL0000-0001-5591-6524
Date: 30 October 2018
Date Type: Completion
Event Title: Human Rights and Information Access in a Digital World
Event Dates: 30 Oct 2018
Event Type: Other
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community development, Data literacy, Human rights, Information literacy, Information access, Literacy education.
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Additional Information: Presented at a moderated roundtable event held on October 30, 2018, at the Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, as part of Open Access @Pitt.
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 13:57
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 13:57


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