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Framework for Information Literacy

The concepts central to information literacy, as defined by the ACRL.

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Frame Definition

Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.

Source: Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education


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