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The Role of the library in evaluating tools for scholarly workflow

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The Famous 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communications graphic from 2015

A workshop at the UKSG Annual Conference 2024 revealed, I believe, a vital role for the institutional library.

I joined a fascinating workshop run by the energetic and motivating Judith Carr …

The UKSG Conference 2024

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One of the better slides at the UKSG Conference

All conferences follow a similar format. If the conference is big enough, you have some plenary sessions, plus some smaller-scale seminars and break-out sessions. You might have workshops, and most likely a …

Using AI in the Research Ecosystem

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From David De Roure’s presentation: the differing popularity of the terms “artificial inteligence” and “machine learning” over the past seventy or so years

Conferences and presentations about AI are everywhere these days, but this half-day event, part of the AI …

The London Book Fair

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For anyone whose interest is primarily scholarly publishing, the London Book Fair is a rather tantalizing affair. There is a lot of noise, and crowds in all the aisles (over 30,000 attendees, according to the organisers), but the bulk of the …

The Researcher to Reader Conference 2024

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How one university got three different results to the question “how many OA articles did we publish in 2022?” Graphic by Ben Rawlins of University of Kentucky. The “sources” are three different aggregation services, Dimensions, Web of Science, and Taylor and

The STM Innovations Day 2023

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A delivery robot: an example of innovation in practice (Image: Starship Technologies)

How do you communicate, or encourage, technical innovation in academic publishing? This is something the STM Association has been grappling with for years. Innovation is a good thing, but …

Search Solutions 2023: it’s RAGtime!

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Creating new knowledge with AI: an illustration by Paul Cleverly of a tool based on text embedding that plots two variables against each other to enable new knowledge in geoscience to be generated.

The last twelve months, up to November 2023, …

The Charleston Conference 2023

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The Gaillard Centre, where most of the Charleston Conference events took place. Sadly, this is the most inauthentic building in the whole of Charleston. Constructed 1975, it looks feeble compared to the magnificent municipal and private neoclassical buildings a few blocks

How to use Generative AI – a free webinar

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Photo by BoliviaInteligente on Unsplash

I’m giving a free Zoom webinar tomorrow (2 November) at 6pm UK time on how to evaluate Generative AI tools for scholarly texts. The talk is part of the MAL education series. I don’t claim …

The ISKO-UK Conference (Glasgow, July 2023)

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The wonderful logo of ISKO, suggesting a Enlightenment masonic-like capturing of all knowledge in a harmonious whole

Knowledge Organization! A mention of the subject leaves the average person scratching their heads. What exactly is it? In truth, attending a conference on …

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