Thursday, December 13, 2007

Justification for Previous Post

After "publishing" the previous post, I realized it might seem strange to include an entry on Photo Sharing in an information-literacy blog. The Association of College and Research Libraries (a subdivision of the American Library Association) approved a set of Information-Literacy Standards on January 18, 2000. These standards, as well as an explanation for their need in today's world, can be found at the following website: ACRL Information-Literacy Standards.

This site says: "Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to 'recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.' 1 Information literacy also is increasingly important in the contemporary environment of rapid technological change and proliferating information resources." Therefore, when individuals realize they need information that will help them share their digital photos with others they need to be able "to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." My pathfinder seeks to facilitate that process. Hopefully, my explanations of websites and photo-sharing services will connect individuals with useful resources that can aid them to learn quickly how to take full advantage of prevalent photo-sharing services.

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