Mousaion - Volume 19, Issue 2, 2001
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Volume 19, Issue 2, 2001
Source: Mousaion 19 (2001)More Less
The Sixth Southern African Online Information Meeting was held from 19 to 21 June 2001 at the Caesar's Convention Centre, Johannesburg. It was presented by the SA Online User Group in conjunction with SLIS (Special Libraries & Information Sevices Group) and OSALL (Organisation of SA Law Libraries). The conference is a biannual event and is aimed at updating online users with the latest developments in the fields of information gathering, retrieval and distribution.
Author J.E. ThompsonSource: Mousaion 19, pp 3 –14 (2001)More Less
The article discusses the key elements of information literacy acquisition. The first object of any act of learning ... is that it should serve us in the future. Learning should not only take us somewhere; it should allow us to go further more easily (Bruner, 1963:17)
Information literacy and distance education : the challenge of addressing the lack of (basic) information skills in a lifelong learning environment. A case studyAuthor S. ErasmusSource: Mousaion 19, pp 15 –22 (2001)More Less
The article describes various information literacy initiatives undertaken as part of the Gold Fields Library and Information Centre user education project. Now knowledge - not minerals or agricultural products or manufactured goods - is this country's most precious commodity, and people who are information literate - who know how to acquire knowledge and use it - are America's (South Africa's) most valuable resource (ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy)
Author J.G. NelSource: Mousaion 19, pp 23 –32 (2001)More Less
Author E. CosijnSource: Mousaion 19, pp 33 –44 (2001)More Less
Author M. HammesSource: Mousaion 19, pp 45 –60 (2001)More Less
Technological revolutions tend to have two very distinct phases. During phase one fantastic new inventions hit the market which affect our lives in various ways. The more fundamental changes, however, are brought about by the second phase when the underlying paradigm, processes, life and work styles: indeed the entire value concept associated with these products change as a result of new options brought about by the new technologies. During the nineties traditional scholarly communication largely changed froma paperbased to an electronic model but the paradigmis still very much Gutenberg: ejournals, ebooks, ereports are generally merely electronic versions of their paper counterparts. However this situation is changing fast and is gaining momentum. Advanced communication options give rise to new modes of idea sharing and cooperative work.This in turn empowers researchers and academics to challenge existing research and scholarly communication models and profoundly affects their information providers. The paper will look at new "journals'' with promising features, alternative publishing models, web communities and emerging roles for all involved and at how these add value to knowledge processes.
Author H. PienaarSource: Mousaion 19, pp 86 –89 (2001)More Less