Data Literacy in the Spotlight

By San | November 4, 2005

I am very pleased to announce that the special double issue of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ issues Vol. 28-2 and 28-3 on “data literacy” is now available on the web.

Thanks to the special guest editors and the authors there are contributions in the form of eight articles on the subject of “data literacy”. This is a subject that has the focus of many IASSIST efforts

  • among them themes and sessions at conferences. Furthermore is the enhancement of data literacy the daily work of many IASSIST members. These members are making a great contribution to the building of competences for evaluation of information.

The big editorial work has been carried out by two very active chairpersons: Louise Corti from the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex and Wendy Watkins from the Library Data Centre at the Carleton University Library.

The printed version of this special double issue will shortly be mailed out in paper form to the IASSIST membership.

Contributed by Karsten Boye Rasmussen Editor of IASSIST Quarterly