Documentation plays a central role in metaliteracy. When individuals engage in metaliterate practices of creating, sharing, and assessing information, they are, in fact, engaging in practices with documents. Yet, while the goals and objectives of metaliteracy implicitly acknowledge documentation, they do not explicitly emphasize the fundamental roles played by it in helping facilitate and enable various metaliterate practices. This article aims to make these roles explicit.

By foregrounding documentation – specifically documents and their associated practices – within metaliteracy, this article argues for the recognition of the fundamental roles played by documents and their associated practices within metaliterate practices and learning. Drawing upon scholarship in documentation and metaliteracy studies, the aim is to help illuminate metaliteracy’s materiality by emphasizing its documentation, or put differently, metaliteracy is not about or dealing with intangible abstractions but instead dealing with tangible objects, namely, documents.

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