(31 July 2017) Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Editor of IGI Global, will present a complimentary educational seminar, The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management, on August 25th during the Beijing International Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center.
Learn how the academic community can ensure the credibility of all the scholarly and scientific knowledge being disseminated in the modern technological world. Additionally, hear about how Open Access, publishers, and technology are changing the research landscape.
About the presentation by Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A
Technological innovations of the past few decades have allowed researchers and libraries to achieve the level of information dissemination that until a few years ago was unimaginable. Although the volume of information produced is at a much higher level, the quality, credibility, and usefulness of the information generated has become questionable. During this same period, the
availability of Open Access (OA) options have allowed scholars and libraries to have access to content that previously was unattainable due to high costs.
Regrettably though in many parts of the world, OA practices have been hijacked by many predatory publishers where they are practicing an archaic and unsound “pay to play” model, and publishing content that has not been rigorously peer-reviewed and vetted, thus impacting the accuracy of scholarly and scientific knowledge. As materials that are not properly vetted and peer-reviewed are then widely distributed, it deeply affects the integrity of research results and pollutes the streams of knowledge generation and transfer. It is the responsibility of academic librarians to help stop this scientific knowledge contamination by applying accurate criteria in their selection of publications; steering away from publishers who follow these predatory practices.
The seminar takes place 25 August 2017, 11am to 12pm at the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China Room #: E1.
Click here to a link to RSVP. Seating is limited.