Are there concerns about using aggregator resources in fostering information literacy?

Most BC ELN partner libraries have individual strategic goals around information literacy. Each library has different methods, tools, and collections to support these goals. For sites with larger collections, information literacy teaching may rely less heavily on aggregator resources. However, for many smaller sites with small collections budgets and limited or no access to publisher packages, information literacy depends on the library collections available to them. For those institutions, the bulk of their electronic collections are provided through aggregators - in particular, Academic Search and Business Source. Therefore, information literacy provision is dependent upon access to these baseline resources.