To give a comparative analysis of the validity of the concepts of eLiteracy (eL) and Information Literacy (IL).
A purely abstract, conceptual discussion.
That eLiteracy and Information Literacy are different but mutually compatible concepts with validity within specific contexts.
An entirely abstract discussion of theoretical descriptions.
By defining concepts clearly, this paper attempts to inform and clarify the framework for practical LIS research.
In contrast to other discussions (which tend to focus either on eLiteracy, or on Information Literacy) this editorial squarely addresses criticism of the eL concept in comparison to IL. It sets out the difference with IL and recognises the strength of both ideas, as long as they are each applied within their appropriate frame of reference.
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