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Framework to measure Community Information Literacy among rural citizens in Sri Lanka: building of a CIL Model

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Wathmanel Seneviratne

Open University of Sri Lanka Nawala, Nugegoda, LK
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Abstract

The study is based on a survey conducted in rural areas of Sri Lanka on information needs and the citizens' ability to grasp the same. The study attempts to identify components of IL concept and tries to buildup an Information Literacy Model relating to rural communities. It was able to derive through the survey, factors that affect the level of IL. It was found that, competency level of IL not only depends upon language literacy or on conventional education system, but on other social factors as well. The research establishes the fact that Information Literacy is a ‘living concept', as phases of IL and factors that affect to its behaviour changes person to person and environment to environment.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sllim.v3i1.444

Sri Lankan Journal of Librarianship and Information Management Volume 3, No. 1(2007) pp. 14-24

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How to Cite: Seneviratne, W., (2009). Framework to measure Community Information Literacy among rural citizens in Sri Lanka: building of a CIL Model. Sri Lankan Journal of Librarianship and Information Management. 3(1), pp.14–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sllim.v3i1.444
Published on 24 Mar 2009.
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