The EnIL Observarory: a lens to focus Europe

The recent Barack Obama┬┤s proclamation of October 2009 as national Information Literacy Awareness Month has turned the searchlight on Information Literacy (IL), which encompasses, in the words of the US President, ‘the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation ‘to effectively navigate the Information Age’: thus ‘this new type of literacy’ has become much more crucial at this time, when the advanced Western societies, coping with the global crisis, face an essential redefinition of themselves, and an overall structural reorganization.

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