How Groups Talk Information Literacy into Being

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  • Authors:
  • Andrew Whitworth
  • Maria Carme Torras I Calvo
  • Bodil Moss
  • Nazareth Amlesom Kifle


A research project considered how groups make collective judgments about information in workplaces, employing a mapping methodology that raised judgments into collective awareness and ‘talked them into being’ as representations on a map. Recordings of conversations held during mapping sessions reveal the role of facilitation, and how facilitators and participants learned to use mapping to help make judgments about information and practices. Group judgments about relevance can be captured in ways that may remain hard to embed in information systems viewed only as technology, but nevertheless help embed these judgments in sociotechnical systems.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Early online date29 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017