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Jessica McClean
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    Digital Information Literacy Hub: Frequently Asked Questions

    Digital Information Literacy Hub: Frequently Asked Questions

    Overview

    The Digital Information Literacy Hub is a curated collection of openly licensed resources that cover a wide range of topics related to digital information literacy. These topics contribute to an understanding of how to find, create, and ethically use information in the 21st century’s global information network.

    This document contains the answers to frequently asked questions about the hub. This resource, along with the Navigation Guide and the About the Collections Guide, is intended to help the Hub’s users more effectively navigate and use the curated collections. 

    (Banner image shared by digits.co.uk under a CC-BY-2.0 license).

    This document contains the answers to frequently asked questions about the Digital Information Literacy Hub. This resource, along with the Navigation Guide and the About the Collections Guide, is intended to help the Hub’s users more effectively navigate and use the curated collections.  

    What is the Digital Information Literacy Hub? 

    The Digital Information Literacy Hub is a curated collection of openly licensed resources that cover a wide range of topics related to digital information literacy. These topics contribute to an understanding of how to find, create, and ethically use information in the 21st century’s global information network. 

    Who was the Digital Information Literacy Hub created for? 

    The Hub was created for use by instructors and librarians at institutions of higher education. In the 21st century, the creation, dissemination, and creation of digital information is relevant to nearly all subject disciplines, but the selected resources may be particularly useful for instructors who teach subjects such as writing, statistics and data science, popular culture, sociology, and other areas that focus on global digital engagement. 

    While students are the intended audience of the content contained in most of the resources in the Hub, we do not expect that student will be among the Hub’s primary users.  

    How were resources selected for inclusion in the Hub?  

    A team of librarians at the University of Texas at Arlington searched for relevant resources in August and September 2023. Suggested resources were evaluated and selected based on criteria including: 

    • Publication date within 5 years (i.e., 2018 or later) unless otherwise appropriate for inclusion 

    • Creative Commons licensed content 

    • Appropriateness for a higher education audience 

    • Focus on pedagogy, teaching, and/or learning rather than research and scholarship 

    • Relevance to digital information literacy topics 

    Resources that met some criteria but were not openly licensed were added to a supplemental LibGuide, which was also included in the Hub collections. 

    How is the Hub organized and how are resources in the Hub arranged? 

    The Hub’s resources are curated into Collections, which can be browsed or searched from the Hub site. View the Navigation guide for information on how to use the Hub to search for resources. Each selected resource has been given a tag indicating its collection(s) and an endorsement indicating its place within the Hub. Users may view all included resources by clicking on the Digital Literacy Endorsement link

    Resource Collections are organized by topic. View the About the Collections guide for more information about what is included in each collection. 

    Can I suggest resources for inclusion in the Digital Information Literacy Hub? 

    New resources will be added to the Hub on a regular basis. Suggested resources meeting the above inclusion criteria should be added to the OERTX repository using the Add OER function and will be evaluated by Hub managers. 

    Who contributed to the Hub collections?

    The UTA team who developed the Hub in September 2023 included:

    • John Bayhi
    • Jessica McClean
    • Nicole Spoor
    • Asfiya Misba
    • Janet Burka
    • Chloé Bennett
    • Rubab Shahzad
    • Ryan Hedrick
    • Tejavardhan Mekala
    • Vanessa Garrett
    • Whitney Russell
    • Yuliana Nguyen