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The Literacy Matters! portal is for teachers, librarians and researchers to use advocacy and research purposes on the importance of literacy and reading. It has been developed to support the Literacy Matters! campaign, devised and launched by the Literacy and Reading Section, the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). The campaign is part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals to support the development of literacy for all peoples across all nations.

"The meaning of the term digital literacy is still being hotly debated. The articles below include a number of definitions. Some are based on research, while others come from industry. While it is important to consider authority and veracity when information is being authored by an industry or company that has a vested interest in the uptake of technology, it is also important to be aware of what this sector is promoting. For the same reason articles from popular news media have also been included".

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