About us

Commission for Informational Reliability and Misinformation Combat in the Digital Environment (CIDAD)

 

CIDAD is an outreach program of the Federal University of Santa Catarina Libraries System (BU/UFSC) that promotes actions and studies about ethical and epistemological foundations for the production, dissemination and access to reliable information.

CIDAD started as a library working committee in 2018 and since 2020 it became an outreach program.

Among the explored topics are fake news, post-truth, fact-checking, information literacy, media literacy, reflective thinking and critical reading.

Field of work:

  • means of verifying information sources;
  • strategies to combat misinformation;
  • ethical practices for sharing and creating information;
  • ways of improving reading, especially in the digital environment.


Objectives
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To plan, execute and institutionalize research, actions and services on informational reliability and misinformation combat, inside UFSC’s Library, in the form of:

  • Conducting research, lectures and training inside the library;
  • Producing teaching materials, papers, articles, e-books;
  • Organizing exhibitions, live streamings and meetings;
  • Developing outreach actions for the community;
  • Expanding the services of the UFSC Libraries System.


Summary of activities done so far: 

CIDAD reached out more than 400 people through face-to-face activities among students, librarians, educators and other professionals and citizens – and over 1.000 views online pandemic activities. Besides, we have already published almost 500 pages of written material.

Currently, our team consists of a group of three librarians and three university professors that research and teach in Information Science, Philosophy and Education areas:

Msc. Leonardo Ripoll (Coordinator/Librarian – BU/UFSC)
Dr José Claudio Morelli Matos (Researcher/Professor – UDESC, PGCIN/UFSC)
Dr. Wesley Felipe de Oliveira (Researcher/Professor – PNPD/UEL)
Clarissa Kellermann (Librarian – BU/UFSC)
Msc. Maria Bernardete Alves (Librarian – BU/UFSC)
Dr. Suely Ribeiro Figueiredo (Researcher/Professor – UFT)

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