ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montral, Qubec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

High-Stakes Information: Deciding What Constitutes Quality in Our Products of Communication

John M. Budd, University of Missouri
Heather Lea Moulaison, University of Missouri
C. Sean Burns, University of Kentucky

Tuesday, 3:30pm


As more information is digitized or born online, issues with assessment and preservation, in the forms of determining, reviewing and describing it, increase. This is particularly true for what we might term high-stakes information or information that if not carefully assessed or preserved can result in harmful consequences. With the premise that scholarly information is high-stakes information, the panel will take a tripartite approach to the consideration of what constitutes information quality in three distinct contexts: quality as an element of the research process, quality as a component of the scholarly communication process and quality as a factor in the storage and long-term access of the product of research.