November 10, 2022
Dorothea Salo is Distinguished Teaching Faculty III in the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Information School. She has written and presented internationally on privacy, copyright, scholarly publishing, and data curation. As co-investigator for the Data Doubles research project, she helped investigate undergraduates’ perceptions of privacy around campus Big Data practices. Salo holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.
Keynote Title: She Can’t Say That, Can She?
Description: Library publishing is becoming an integral part of libraries’ public face in academia. Given widespread attention to ethics failures in academic publishing more broadly, it behooves us to put our own publishing-ethics house in order. Library learning analytics provides multiple distressing examples of LIS publications with fairly glaring ethical flaws. How did matters devolve this far? Why aren’t we talking more about it? Are we even allowed to?
Deborah Poff is a retired Professor of Philosophy and Senior Academic Administrator. She holds four degrees from three universities in Canada (University of Guelph, Queen’s University, Carleton University). Her PhD was in Philosophy of Science and her MA was in Philosophy of Mind. Her two undergraduate degrees were a BA Honours in Psychology and a BA Honours in Philosophy. During Deborah’s career, she was variously the Director of a Research Institute; a Dean of Arts and Science; a Vice-President Academic and Provost and a President and Vice-Chancellor at various Canadian Universities.
During her career, she has also been an active researcher, teacher and editor and is the founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics which she edited for over 20 years. She was the Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics for over 30 years. She is currently the Editor of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, published by University of Toronto Press. Throughout her career, she has been the editor of five scholarly journals, a book series and has published numerous other monographs and anthologies. Her research and publication areas are: Applied Ethics, including Business and Professional Ethics; Research Ethics, Publication Ethics, Leadership Ethics and Feminist Studies. In 1995, she was awarded a lifetime honorary membership by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship”. Her most recent publication is an anthology entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility and University Governance”. Her monograph in progress is on the history of discrimination from Aristotle to Now. She has recently completed the Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics.
Among her many service accomplishments, she served nine years on the Committee on Publication Ethics Council and Board of Trustees, including in the role of Chair and is a recognized leader in the field of publication ethics. She also served as the President of the National Council for Human Participant Protection in Canada. She has served as a leader and participant member of many organizations and committees, including the British Columbia Degree Granting Committee for the government of British Columbia. She has also been the lead of many learned societies, including as the President of the Women’s Studies Association of Canada.
In 2016, Deborah Poff was awarded the Order of Canada through the Office of the Governor General of Canada.
Keynote Title: The State of Play in Current Major Forms of Deception in Publishing: Predatory Publishing, Paper Mills and ChatGPT