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Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação

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TIRADO, Alejandro Uribe. Information literacy in university libraries of Brazil: viewing levels of incorporation from the information published on their web sites. Perspect. ciênc. inf. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.1, pp.134-152. ISSN 1981-5344.

Training in information competencies (Information Literacy) is one of the current challenges of university libraries at the possibilities of access to vast information resources that facilitate digital media, but in turn, given the need to understand and apply best practices in selection and evaluation of information to retrieve the most relevant and highest quality. 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. This work from the methodology of Web content analysis a review of the information presented by the Brazil university libraries on this core activity of training, for from that information, view the levels of incorporation of information competencies (Information Literacy) that from their web sites would be presenting.

Keywords : Information literacy; Information competencies; University libraries; Ibero-America; Brazil; Content analysis, Web sites.

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