Skip to content The Open University
  1. Home


Welcome to Safari, a guided expedition through the information world. This site has been designed to help you to improve your digital and information literacy skills. By working through the activities highlighted in the different sections, you will gain confidence in understanding and unpacking the information, searching for information, and evaluating and organising the information you find.

Safari is divided into seven sections, each covering a particular aspect of digital and information literacy. Within each section, you will find links to library resources that will help you to develop skills in that area. These may be:

  • Being digital activities
  • Library activities
  • Other activities from Open University and external websites

To access Library activities, you will need to sign in with an OU login.

The Safari website has been updated, and is now a portal to more up-to-date information and activities on digital and information literacy. The original material has been archived into seven PDF documents, one for each section. For those wishing to access the original material, there is a link to the relevant document at the end of each section page. Please note that the PDFs will not be updated, so may contain out-of-date information.


We have tried to ensure that Safari is accessible to all of our users. You can change the text size within your browser. Please contact the Library Digital & Information Literacy team if you are having difficulty using Safari, or have any suggestions about how we can make it more accessible.