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Thursday, May 16 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sorting Through the Confusion: Mis-attribution of Authors in HathiTrust, Project Gutenberg, and Other Online Resources

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We already know about the misinformation we can find in Wikipedia and other online sources. But what about mistakes in GoogleBooks and the Internet Archive? Or even HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg? What sites perpetuate mistakes from the past? This presentation describes what one librarian discovered during the building of a Victorian women authors database. It will include a discussion of how these mistakes might be blindsighting users, and ways to stop the perpetuation of mistakes. 

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Valerie Buck

Associate Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library

Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (5) Academic Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session