Literacies and libraries: Archives and cybraries

Luke, Allan and Kapitzke, Cushla (1999) Literacies and libraries: Archives and cybraries. Curriculum Studies, 7 3: 467-491. doi:10.1080/14681369900200066

Author Luke, Allan
Kapitzke, Cushla
Title Literacies and libraries: Archives and cybraries
Journal name Curriculum Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-9757
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14681369900200066
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 467
End page 491
Total pages 25
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Triangle Journals
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
330107 Educational Technology and Media
740000 - Education and Training
Formatted abstract
As spatial repositories of the selective traditions of dominant and marginalised, residual and emergent cultures, libraries remain key elements in the educational production and reproduction of knowledge and power. As institutions fundamental to the project of modernity, as working shrines for those canonical texts of modernity - the dictionary and the encyclopaedia - libraries are sites par excellence for applications of the new literacies. This article aims to redress their omission from the literature on literacy and education. Following a critique of current definitions of information literacy, we argue for a critical information literacy for navigation through textual and ideological complexity and, diversity, ambiguity and multiplicity.
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
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