CNR Bologna Research Area library is active in the field of IL since many years, having implemented IL services addressed to researchers and students at various levels within the framework of the library activities. It coordinates the whole project, participates to all foreseen training and dissemination activities, to the realization of all outputs and leads the realization of the comparative report.
Smart Skills Center is an Italian company specialized in the production of e-learning courses. It brings to the project the expertise specifically focussed on tools and methods for distance learning in digital environment. It participates to all foreseen activities, to the realization of all outputs and leads the realization of the training modules.
EURECAT is currently the leading Technology Centre in Catalonia (Spain), and the second largest private research organization in Southern Europe. It holds a patent for a method of virtual simulation specific for training purposes, and it has experience in adaptative questionnaires for training or assessment purposes to be used in e-learning environments. It participates to all foreseen activities and to the realization of all outputs.
University of Liège (Belgium) holds a long experience in the project topic, having started in 1989 the first working group on information literacy. The university libraries have developed a set of activities adapted to their different audiences, which has led to the creation of courses in the official programs of the various faculties and to the development of an extended training offer. It coordinates the development of assessment tools, which is a crucial output both in terms of contents and in terms of design.
University of Minho (Portugal) will take to the project a new perspective borrowed from Project Based Learning: it will introduce Scrum as a methodology to help students manage their projects and teams in a more systematic and effective way. The experts of University of Minho will also show to the partnership their scrum game to be used for training purposes both in the academic world as well as in companies. The project will try to integrate this approach to IL training, both for the updating of existing tools and for the creation of new ones.
Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia) brings to the project the view of Communication and Media Studies: IL literacy in digital environment cannot miss a deep knowledge of digital media and a wider understanding of the information world. Rīga Stradiņš University experts in qualitative research methods lead the realization of a set of focus groups and the analysis of the related findings, in order to get a deeper insight on the researchers’ and students’ perceptions about information competences in the participating Countries.