Health Libraries Australia is hosting a Twitter chat and journal club, for health library and information professionals to build their network, discuss contemporary challenges and develop their professional understanding.
Starting at 1pm (AEST) on March 5, HLA will have a brief discussion on predatory publishing. The following questions will be put forward to promote discussion:
- Have you (or your researcher) ever had an encounter with a predatory publisher? If so, what happened / how did you address the situation?
- What do you and/or your institution do about informing people of predatory publishers?
- What do you think could be done to address the problem of predatory publishers?
- Do you know of any predatory publishers in information or library science?
Those responding and joining in the discussion will be asked to include #predatorypubs in their response, in order to bring the discussion together.
Following this discussion, attendees can join in a discussion on this month's journal article for discussion:
- Crocco, A. G., Villasis-Keever, M., & Jadad, A. R. (2002). Analysis of cases of harm associated with use of health information on the internet. Jama, 287(21), 2869-2871. jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/194988
The following questions will be put forward to promote discussion:
- Do you think this was a worthwhile question?
- What do you think of the search strategy?
- Are there any problems with this review ? If so, what could be done to improve it?
Those responding and adding general comments will be asked to include #hlaarticlechat in their response, to bring the discussion together.
Have a read & a think, spread the word, and get involved!
Any questions please get in touch with Kieran Hegarty (Kieran.Hegarty@Monash.edu) or Catherine Voutier (firstname.lastname@example.org).