Fake Publishing, Alternative Facts and Truthiness: Observations from a Conversation Café Held at CHLA/ABSC 2017

  • Sandra Melody Campbell John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
  • Janice Y. Kung John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
  • Maria C. Tan John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
Keywords: predatory publishing, fake journals, CHLA/ABSC 2017

Abstract

Issues of fake information are buffeting all libraries.  In health libraries, where the quality of evidence is critical to the care of individuals, understanding the extent and nature of fake information and how to manage it is paramount.  However, the area is volatile, the challenges change frequently, and librarian practices for managing fake information are in constant flux as everyone attempts to keep up.  This session was designed to give health librarians an opportunity to spend an intensive hour discussing issues related to fake information, to learn about new developments in the field, and to network with colleagues. 

Author Biographies

Sandra Melody Campbell, John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
Sandy Campbell is a health librarian aJ at the University of Alberta with liaison responsibilities for Public Health and Medicine.
Janice Y. Kung, John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
Janice Kung is a health librarian at the University of Alberta with liaison responsibilities for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciencess and Medicine
Maria C. Tan, John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
Maria Tan is a health librarian at the University of Alberta with liaison responsibilties for Rehabilitation Medicine.
Published
2017-08-01
How to Cite
Campbell, S., Kung, J., & Tan, M. (2017). Fake Publishing, Alternative Facts and Truthiness: Observations from a Conversation Café Held at CHLA/ABSC 2017. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal De L’Association Des Bibliothèques De La Santé Du Canada, 38(2), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.5596/C17-015
Section
Extended Abstract