Course Lecture: Beyond the article as the favorite piece of scholarly communication

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Health Sciences and Medical Librarianship | Information Literacy | Scholarly Communication | Scholarly Publishing


The third of a 5-part series of lectures on scholarly communication, this lecture introduces learners to the ways in which various information architecture structures, such as indexes or natural-language-processing algorithms, impact information access and use. Activities allow students to explore and then teach each other about how the internet has changed over time and exists differently across the world, as well as how practitioners in their own discipline communicate beyond the academic article format.

This lecture was designed for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program.

This lecture is appropriate for adult and emerging adult learners with very little or basic understandings of scholarly communication, information architecture, the history of the internet, search engines, and databases.

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognizes the cultural, historical, physical, political, social, or other context within which the information was created, and understands the impact of context on interpreting the information. (ACRL HSIG 3.2)
  2. Recognizes how scientific, medical, and OT practice information is formally and informally produced, organized, and disseminated. (ACRL HSIG 1.3)
  3. Examines and compares information and evidence from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, currency, and point of view or bias. (ACRL HSIG 3.2)

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