23 June 2016

Plagiarism and Fabrication: Genealogical Land Mines


Plagiarism and Fabrication: Genealogical Land Mines

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, and Robert Charles Anderson, Director of the Great Migration Studies, joined host Jane E. Wilcox on The Forget-Me-Not Hour on Wednesday 22 June to talk about plagiarism and fabrication in genealogy. We may be stepping on genealogical land mines in our research resources if we come upon word-for-word copying of another's work (plagiarism) and works that make up facts (fabrication). Bob and Judy explained what each is, gave examples in genealogy and other disciplines, and shared their thoughts on how we as researchers can avoid the two mines in our research. They also talked about transcriptions and abstractions, forgeries and copyright infringement. A great discussion!

Listen on-demand at http://tobtr.com/8869241








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