The information community is well aware of the need to establish that content is credible, authoritative, and trustworthy. However communicating this is increasingly challenging in a world where technology can make fake information “plausible” or when the need for rapid dissemination precludes the usual safeguards of peer review. How can we communicate these important limits and nuances to those who search for and use the information we provide? How can we best handle provenance tracking? Who is responsible for, and who should be held accountable for verification processes? Do we need better guidelines and, if so, who should be at the table negotiating those? In this roundtable discussion, experts across the information community shared their concerns and success stories.
Confirmed speakers for this educational event include Michele Avissar-Whiting, Editor in Chief, Research Square; Sian Harris, Communications Specialist, INASP; Dr. Darla Henderson, Independent Consultant; Bahar Mehmani, Reviewer Experience Lead, Elsevier; and Eleonora Presani, Executive Director, arXiv.