After reading De Saulles (2012) and viewing the slideshare below I think the defining characteristics of the internet that have stimulated new models of information production are:
- Access to free or low cost information from local and global sources
- Web 2.0 tools for the consumption and creation of information and knowledge
- Network capabilities for communication and collaboration
New Models of Information Production, Distribution, Consumption from Martin De Saulles
Vast amounts of information are now produced, distributed and consumed using blogs, wikis, search engines, social networking and podcasting. Organisations have the ability to collect and use data that we leave behind while we search, consume and create using the internet (De Saulles, 2012).
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These new and emerging models present challenges for educators and information professionals in areas such as:
- Information literacy
- Digital literacy/fluency
- Digital Citizenship
- Filtering and curating information
I am sure we will be exploring these areas and many more as we progress through the modules of INF532.
De Saulles, M. (2012). Information 2.0: new models of information production, distribution and consumption. Facet Publishing.