Guest Post — Accessibility Powered by AI: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Universalize Access to Digital Content

Digital transformation can revolutionize the world, turning it into an inclusive place for people with and without disabilities, with accessibility powered by artificial intelligence.

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Smorgasbord: Trends from Spring 2023 Meetings and Conferences (Part Two)

Read what Chefs Angela Cochran and Alice Meadows (respectively) have to say about the recent ISMPP conference and RDA 20th Plenary Meeting in today’s Smorgasbord

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Guest Post — Do Libraries Still Dream Unified Dreams? Part 2

Today’s post looks at loosely coupled software and services that together could be used to create a modular library system. What are the merits, and flaws, of such an approach and what can libraries (and technology providers) do to remedy some of the less desired effects of such strategies?

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Guest Post — Do Libraries Still Dream Unified Dreams? Part 1

Why is the unified dream of library software still so strong among the library community? In an ever more diverse library landscape, why do we still envision and talk about THE library system? And what are the alternatives?

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Swimming in the AI Data Lake: Why Disclosure and Versions of Record Are More Important than Ever

Data quality and record keeping are going to grow in importance as a result of AI applications.

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Guest Post: AI and Scholarly Publishing — A (Slightly) Hopeful View

The impact of the changes artificial intelligence will cause rests on how creative humans can be at harnessing novel technologies to the greatest benefit. The challenge, then, for publishers, is to ensure they are the creative adopters leading the charge, as opposed to being trampled by better customer experiences created by other technological disruptors.

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Guest Post — Is Science Too Slow to Change the World?

Morressier’s Sami Benchekroun advocates for a mindset shift from resisting change to embracing adaptation in order to drive a new, more efficient infrastructure for scholarly communications.

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Guest Post — An Inspiring and Sustainable Future for Scholarly Events

Paul Killoran, CEO of Ex Ordo reflects on the future of scholarly events and makes a case for innovation.

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A Serious Game for Scholarly Publishers: The STM Trends 2027 Helps Publishers Level Up

@TAC_NISO describes STM Association 2027 Trends report released Thursday. It helps people grasp the direction and impact of technology changes in our community so they can “level up”

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What Is the Shared Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication?

At Ithaka S+R, we are examining the shared infrastructure that supports scholarly communication. Today, we provide background about the project and announce the publication this week of a landscape review on shared infrastructure.

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Guest Post — What is Keeping University Chief Information Security Officers Up at Night

An SNSI research project looks at the views of university Chief Information Security Officers toward network security, potential threats, data security, and the risks posed by Sci-Hub.

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Textpocalypse: A Literary Scholar Eyes the “Grey Goo” of AI

What will the “grey goo” of AI generated text do to us? A scholar of writing and technology talks with us about AI and Large Language Models.

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