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What is Information Literacy: Information has Value

Information has Value

Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world. Legal and socioeconomic interests influence information production and dissemination.

"Information Has Value" Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016.

What is Informational Value?


  • How do I RECOGNIZE the value of an author's work?
  • How are some authors MARGINALIZED within information systems?
  • How are some authors COMMODIFIED within information systems?
  • Why is PRIVACY a concern within information systems?


What is Informational Value?


All researchers and creators need to become familiar with core "values" that we assign to information, artworks and intellectual property in general.  Although these values vary internationally, in Canada you will want to know what is: