Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and Their Correlation with the Cycle of Knowledge Generation
Liber Quarterly, Volume 22 - Issue 3, 2012
27 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2016 Last revised: 16 Sep 2016
Date Written: November 1, 2012
This article considers the cycle of knowledge generation proposed by Nonaka and Takeuchi and sets out how the different indicators and expected results within the information literacy (IL) standards used in higher education contribute to this cycle. After analyzing each standard and its interrelation with the four options to generate knowledge of Nonaka’s cycle, it was identified that these standards are more geared to the generation of explicit knowledge, and therefore, it is necessary to work on other activities, and new proposed standards of IL that promote the generation of tacit knowledge and information processes needed.
Keywords: information literacy, information competencies, information literacy standards, knowledge management, access to knowledge, university libraries
JEL Classification: I29
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