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Information problems, digital literacy solutions

Bawden, D. (2008). Information problems, digital literacy solutions. Paper presented at the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Services, October 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.


The increasing availability of large files of digital information, with ever-improving retrieval systems and interfaces, makes accessing information simpler and quicker than ever. Ironically, these improvements have brought with them a number of ‘information problems’; information overload, information anxiety, information avoidance, infobesity, and so on.

This talk reviews some of these problems, and suggests that ‘digital literacy’, a variant on the older idea of information literacy, may offer solutions.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Digital literacy, information overload, information anxiety, satisficing, paradox of choice
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
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