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Information Literacy: Information: Creation & Value

Research Process and Information Currency

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TEDx Talks. (2012, November 5). Bitnificance: The rise of information currency [Video file]. Retrieved from

In this video explore the social and financial value of data for everything from social media content to health care. Learn about "data mining" key dimensions and how, when and where the scope and scale of data provides value on return.


Know About Copyright

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Creation and Value

Part of information literacy involves the process of researching, creating, revising, and sharing information. It is also important to note that this process can vary from person to person and there is no one right process to follow. Research in the way that works best for you!

The Information Literacy Framework states:

Learners who are developing their information literate abilities do the following:

  • Are inclined to seek out characteristics of information products that indicate the underlying creation process
  • Value the process of matching an information need with an appropriate product
  • Accept that the creation of information may begin initially through communicating in a range of formats or modes
  • Accept the ambiguity surrounding the potential value of information creation expressed in emerging formats or modes
  • Resist the tendency to equate format with the underlying creation process
  • Understand that different methods of information dissemination with different purposes are available for their use

Information has great value. It educates and influences our understanding of the world. The production and dissemination of information has many legal and socioeconomic interests. In a world where information is often viewed as free, the concept of intellectual property can be challenging to grasp. 

The value of information can be recognized in these contexts:

  • Accessing information
  • Commodification of personal information
  • Publishing practices
  • Intellectual property laws

The Information Literacy Framework states: 

Learners who are developing their information literate abilities do the following:

  • Respect the original ideas of others
  • Value the skills, time, and effort needed to produce knowledge
  • See themselves as contributors to the information marketplace rather than only consumers of it
  • Are inclined to examine their own information privilege

Psychology of Sharing Information

Deng, S., Lin, Y., Liu, Y., Chen, X., & Li, H. (2017). How Do Personality Traits Shape Information-Sharing Behaviour in Social Media? Exploring the Mediating Effect of Generalized Trust. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal22(3).