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Information has Value
The value of information can be examined through different perspectives - its monetary value, its power to influence, and its educational value. The information literate learner will be aware that the creation and distribution of information are influenced by legal, social, and economic factors as well as individual rights and responsibilities. Learn more.
Key Sentence: The novice learner may struggle to understand the diverse values of information in an environment where "free" information and related services are plentiful and the concept of intellectual property is first encountered through rules of citation or warnings about plagiarism and copyright law.
Learners who are developing their information literate abilities will be able to:
- recognize the importance of giving credit to the author and the implications of plagiarism and copyright in their academic and professional careers;
- articulate the characteristics and perceived quality of copyright, subscription, fair dealing, open access, and the public domain resources;
- make informed choices relating to privacy and sharing personal information online;
- recognize that some individuals or groups may be underrepresented or systematically marginalized within the systems that produce and disseminate information.