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URIBE TIRADO, Alejandro. Information literacy in Cuban Universities and viewing levels of incorporation from the information published on the websites of their libraries. ACIMED [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.4, pp. 337-350. ISSN 1024-9435.
INTRODUCTION: Training in information competencies or information literacy is one of the current challenges of university libraries at the possibilities of access to vast information resources that facilitate digital media. OBJECTIVES: Identify from the information available on the websites of the libraries of universities/higher-education institutions (HEI) in Cuba, the levels of incorporation, which would have the information literacy (Information Literacy) as a core and cross service of every library. METHODS: Based on the postulates of Web content analysis, an investigative process is done by recording the information gathered, first in a content tab, and then in a database that allows comparative analysis and graphical presentation results. RESULTS: It was identified that, at present, from the information displayed on Web sites of universities-HEI in Cuba, a very small percentage of university libraries would find taking actions in a level 1 or 2 of incorporating information literacy, since a large most developed is still very focused programs and processes to the traditional user training, while another large majority, unfortunately, has no action-information about actions from the forming perspective that should be any library. CONCLUSIONS: Require joint efforts among university libraries Cubans to support the more advanced the progress of the other libraries, and so the issue of information literacy, to work collaboratively in self-training activities, benchmarking, resource and learning objects sharing, among others.
Keywords : Information literacy; information competencies; university libraries; Cuba; Ibero-America; content analysis; Web sites.