Decolonising literature searching (hosted online by Lancaster University)

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About this event

Date: Friday 30th June 2023
Time: 10.30 - 12.00
Available places: 100
Closing date for bookings: 23rd June 2023
Platform: Online via MS Teams (link to be sent by hosts)

Doug Purvis, Ciara Murray and John Barbrook, Faculty Librarians supporting the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, invite you to a sharing practice event with presentations followed by a Q&A session. An interactive online tool will be used to capture the experiences in this area from the audience.

The Library team at Lancaster University have been investigating both the resources and strategies needed to decolonise literature searching, with a criticism of traditional searching being that it is based on established journal databases, uses older terminology and fails to 'surface' resources from the 'Global South', with a strong coverage in UK/US/European focused research.

The addition of journal, preprint and grey literature searches to a search strategy can decolonise literature searching and improve results.

This event will include talks from three presenters sharing tools and strategies that can add a valuable worldwide focus to literature searching. Further programme details to follow nearer the time.

Who is it aimed at?

It will be of relevance to library staff involved in supporting students, staff and researchers in literature searching and those who are involved in purchasing library databases and other resources with a focus on decolonising.