Seminar, 5 September 2017

The Role of Big Data in Supporting Digital Literacy

Today, we cannot be separated from the internet and digital technology including libraries. So, nowadays many users of the library or community are digital native. They use technological advances in information search activity. They prefer to use smartphones and social media to find and publish the information they have. Information technology change the habit of a person's ability in process and understand information while doing the process of reading and writing has changed. Currently users are doing a lot of literacy activities by utilizing the progress of IT. This is what is currently known as Digital Literacy. Digital literacy is "The capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it." ( Rubble, M. and Bailey, G. (2007).

The rapid development of Internet also fuels the transformation of data from text to digital. With its ease, nowadays information is also widely presented online with web technology. Data exchange has also been done through a variety of data exchange technology available. These large data sets led to the creation of a field of big data. In another definition, we can define Big data as a collection of data from traditional and digital sources inside and outside of your organization. So, how to advancing digital literacy in an era of big data? We will find the answer in this seminar.

Speakers and Participants

Speakers in this seminar are experts in the field of information and library science. They are:

1.     Jasin M. Nurjadi. (Library of Congress, Field Deputy to Field Director)

2.     Nuraini Rakhmawati, PhD. (Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember)

3.     Edi Wiyono, S.Sos. (National Library)

4.     Sony Pawoko, M.TI (University of Indonesia)

Seminar participants come from among librarians, researchers, information practitioners, teachers and others.

For more information, download the PDF with a full itinerary for the seminar, or email the AIFIS office in Jakarta johan.purnama@aifis.org.

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