Professor Theo Bothma, Dr Erica Cosijn, Professor Ina Fourie and Dr Cecilia Penzhorn, all current or past faculty members in the Department of Information Science, co-authored an interactive digital textbook titled Navigating Information Literacy in a Digital World. It first appeared in 2006 as a print book and has now been renewed and updated in 2021 for its 6th edition as an e-book only.
Navigating Information Literacy in a Digital World has been fully redesigned to be “digital first”. The book covers areas such as:
- Information sources and resources;
- Libraries and web portals;
- Constructing a search query;
- Searching the web, databases and online journals;
- Organising and retrieving information on personal devices;
- The ethical and fair use of information;
- The importance of referencing;
- Evaluating information sources;
- Documenting information; and
- Creating new knowledge.
This new revised edition also includes a new chapter on thinking critically about information that society is presented with in a post-truth world. The 6th edition has been designed with user interactivity at its core. New features include:
- A brand-new road map that contextualises each chapter within the structure of the book;
- Fully responsive and accessible design that is compatible across multiple devices;
- "Information-on-demand" features including accordions and flip cards to help users minimise "information overload";
- New introductory animations for each chapter that give the reader a snapshot of what to expect in the chapter;
- Four new instructional videos;
- Ten new interactive activities; and
- Regular "Knowledge Check" and "Try it for yourself" activities at key points in the text.
The 6th edition of Navigating Information Literacy in a Digital World is now available for sale: https://shop.pearson.co.za/9781485709459.