Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Heath and Biosciences Section
- 31 March 2022, 13:22
Theme: "Exploring How Open Science and Open Access Influence the Spread of Health Misinformation and Disinformation and How Librarians Can Help"
Dr. Steeven’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section in collaboration with the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group and the Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland are co-sponsoring a satellite meeting in conjunction with the IFLA Annual Congress. The theme of the meeting is “Exploring How Open Science and Open Access Influence the Spread of Health Misinformation and Disinformation and How Librarians Can Help” and we invite expressions of interest from speakers for this important discussion.
In an 8 November 2021 Inside Higher Ed article, titled “As Misinformation Grows, Scholars Debate How to Improve Open Access“, Roger Schonfeld, Director for Libraries, Scholarly Communications, and Museums for Ithaka S&R, calls for librarians to take an active role to prevent misinformation in the Open Access Movement.
In response, this half-day seminar will explore the strengths of the Open Movement–e.g. potential to widely share health data and information; and its vulnerabilities–e.g. proneness to misinformation, fraud, and politicization. The seminar will also highlight how librarians and information professionals have overcome issues with open access in low-resourced areas, such as the issue of preprint quality, energy/Internet insecurity, and/or publishing in open access journals.
The seminar will be held in-person the morning (Ireland time zone) of 29 July 2022 in the Boardroom of Dr. Steevens Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Submissions expressing interest in speaking on this theme and these topics should include:
Name, title, institution, country, and email of speaker(s)
Brief bio of each speaker