Information and knowledge are resources in today’s information-intensive society. The information itself is not the only resource – the ability to search for, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically is equally important. This is important both in daily life, studies, business and at the workplace.
Research in Information Studies focuses on information behaviour at both the individual and organisational level. Information competence is a concept that unites several of the subject’s larger research projects and helps in understanding effective information processing, which is becoming increasingly important at all levels of the digital society.