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Stranger in a strange land; enabling information resilience in resettlement landscapes

Lloyd, A; (2015) Stranger in a strange land; enabling information resilience in resettlement landscapes. Journal of Documentation , 71 (5) pp. 1029-1042. 10.1108/JD-04-2014-0065. Green open access

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce and explore the concept of information resilience. Design/methodology/approach – The concept of information resilience emerges from a qualitative study that explored the health information experience and information practices of resettling refugees. Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were employed and the data collected were analysed using an grounded theory approach. Findings – The present study describes information resilience as an outcome of information literacy practice. As an emerging concept information resilience has the potential to focus research attention towards the critical role that information and information practices such as information literacy have in supporting people whose knowledge bases, social networks and information landscapes have become disrupted during transition. Practical implications – Public libraries role in support the development of information resilience is considered. Social implications – The paper draws from a study of the health information experiences of refugees during resettlement (Lloyd, 2014). The concept of information resilience emerges as an outcome of information literacy practice, for people whose knowledge base has become disrupted; and, who because of this disruption, must engage with new information environments and construct new information landscapes to rebuild social capital and bridge the transition into a new community. Originality/value – Introduces the concept of information resilience as a focal point for investigating transition from an information studies perspective.

Type: Article
Title: Stranger in a strange land; enabling information resilience in resettlement landscapes
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1108/JD-04-2014-0065
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-04-2014-0065
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Science & Library Science, Computer Science, Information literacy, Transition, Refugees, Resilience, Information, Health information, COMMUNITY RESILIENCE, LITERACY, REFUGEES
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Information Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10062117
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