Exploring Digital Literacy Competencies among the Library and Information Professionals of Bangladesh: Problems and Recommendations

Siddike, Abul Kalam Exploring Digital Literacy Competencies among the Library and Information Professionals of Bangladesh: Problems and Recommendations., 2010 . In 55th National Conference of ILA, Birla (India), 21-24 January 2010. [Conference paper]

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English abstract

Purpose- The main purpose of this paper is to explore the digital literacy (DL) competencies among the library and information professionals of Bangladesh. Design/methodology/approach- The study is based on the review of literature available in secondary sources, and the results of questionnaires that have received from the information professionals of Bangladesh. The respondents are purposefully selected from different information institutions of Bangladesh. Findings- The overall DL competencies among the information professionals of Bangladesh are not satisfactory. Research limitations- This study is limited in its scope distributing and receiving questionnaires only from 40 information professionals of Bangladesh. But generalization may not be derived from the findings. Practical implications- The paper suggests that the government of Bangladesh as well as other higher authorities should generously allocate funds, should conduct training programs on ICT, can recruit skilled digital literate persons, etc. Originality/value- The paper investigates the original views of library and information professionals regarding on DL competencies among the information professionals of Bangladesh.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Digital literacy, Information Communication Technology (ICT) literacy, Information Technology (IT) literacy, Computer Technology literacy, Bangladesh.
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
Depositing user: Md. Abul Kalam Siddike
Date deposited: 08 Jun 2011
Last modified: 17 Dec 2012 15:56
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15770

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