Thursday, September 11, 2008

The United Airlines Story and Information Literacy

Amy Fry posted a great piece on the ACRLog this morning about the implications of the UAL incident for information literacy(See my post from yesterday for details). She calls it "Information is Power - Even When It's Wrong."

She makes four points:

Proper metadata is important

There is no substitute for critical thinking about sources

Sometimes aggregators are misleading

Google is more powerful than even we realized.

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