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Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technology (ICT) to evaluate, create, and communicate information, desirable for the well-being of individuals, communities, and society. Science is a way of knowing, a process, a product, and an institution. Science enables people to engage in the construction of new knowledge and use information to achieve desired ends. Access to science - whether using knowledge or creating it – necessitates a level of familiarity with the enterprise and practice of science, referred to as science literacy. Contemporary definitions of science literacy have expanded to include: an understanding of scientific processes and practices, familiarity with how science and scientists work, the capacity to weigh and evaluate products of science, and the ability to communicate and engage in public decisions about science value.

The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) has initiated a seminar to hasten the spread of science literacy digitally. Science Academies are prestigious institutions that consist of fellows from various universities and research & development centers. They are proper inspreading trusted science information through digital literacy as one of the tools.The proposal is backed up by the Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP) and supported by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), especially the special committee in SHARE Communication (Science, Health, Agriculture, Risk and Environment) at the regional level. At the national level, respective support for Digital Literacy was gained from the Ministry of Communication and Informatics and the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia through the Advancement of Public Literacy Program.

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