Personal information management and organisation competencies: A Review of Information Literacy Conceptual Frameworks and Standards

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The aim of this paper is to identify, in information literacy conceptual frameworks and standards, contributions and definitions related to personal information management and organisation competencies. This article reviews the scientific literature pertaining to information literacy and information literacy standards proposed by educational institutions and information professionals’ associations. The review consists of an inventory highlighting the need of (1) information literacy frameworks and standards dedicated specifically to these competencies and (2) dedicated research on personal information management and organisation competencies. The conclusion of this paper introduces a framework of personal information organisation competencies which constitutes a first attempt to define these competencies as essential components of personal information management literacy, leading the way for its recognition as a key domain of information literacy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Literacy in Everyday Life - 6th European Conference, ECIL 2018, Revised Selected Papers
Subtitle of host publication6th European Conference, ECIL 2018, Oulu, Finland, September 24–27, 2018, revised selected papers
EditorsDiane Mizrachi, Serap Kurbanoglu, Yurdagül Ünal, Maija Leena Huotari, Esther Grassian, Sonja Špiranec, Joumana Boustany, Loriene Roy
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030134716
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


  • Competency
  • Information organisation
  • Literacy
  • Literature review
  • Personal information management

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