The Impact of Lecturers’ Information Literacy on Research Results Publication
Keywords:information literacy; publication ethics; online resources; scope of information
Information literacy highpoints the individual reputation in adaptation to searching and accessing information effectively. Though a person knows how to find the information she/he needs, learning how to evaluate and use information literacy wisely is essential. This research applied a qualitative method using a structured interview. The instrument in this study was based on the ACRL standard entails research subjects are expected to know more than just how to obtain information. Research subject also understand the limitations of and the need to know how they use data, and they understand how to organize and communicate information. This study explores the impact of lecturers' information literacy and the publication of research results in the International Journal. The lecturers’ information literacy was described and interpreted by finding out the highest frequency to be linked with the publication of research results conducted through previous literature studies. Lecturers’ information literacy in Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia, is concluded as good. Informants can determine the nature and scope of the information needed. Research subjects have sufficient skills in accessing the required information effectively and efficiently. Research subjects understand the importance of critically evaluating information and its sources and incorporating selected information into a knowledge base and value system. Individually or as members of a group, informants can use information effectively to fulfill certain objectives.