Sunday, March 18, 2018

Genealogical Proof Standard @ACRL_VWIG

Today I attended a presentation by Cheri Daniels (Head of Reference Services at Kentucky Historical Society) on genealogy, organised by the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and given in the 3D virtual world, Second Life (the photo is from the presentation, I'm the one with the blue ponytail). She mentioned the Board for the Certification of Genealogists' Genealogy Standards at which are very relevant to Information Literacy, and specifically the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) which says that "To reach a sound conclusion, we need to meet all five components of the GPS.
"1. Reasonably exhaustive research.
"2. Complete and accurate source citations.
"3. Thorough analysis and correlation.
"4. Resolution of conflicting evidence.
"5. Soundly written conclusion based on the strongest evidence."

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