The role of information competencies and skills in learning to abstract

  • Pinto M
  • Doucet A
  • Fernández-Ramos A
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Abstract

The ability to abstract information is a basic competency in today’s knowledge society, characterized by the mass diffusion of information and the need to manage and access it effectively. Yet abstracting is not an easy task, and requires a specific learning process. This paper examines the process of abstracting information from the perspective of competencies and skills-based learning of students of information and documenta- tion. The competencies and skills necessary in this process, which are drawn from European sources on library science and documentation, are identified by analysing in detail the various stages and processes involved in writing an abstract. The general skills required for the whole process, as well as the specific skills for each stage, are determined. Guidelines and recommendations are put forward to facilitate the learning of these skills in the context of abstracting.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Abstracting
  • Abstracts
  • Informational competencies
  • Skills

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