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June 22, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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IGI Global's New Book Looks at Blockchain and AI in Scholarly Publishing

IGI Global has published the book Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI, edited by Darrell Wayne Gunter of Gunter Media Group. It is available as a hardcover, as an ebook, in hardcover plus ebook, as a softcover, or as individual chapters on demand. The description states the following:

The scholarly publishing industry is in its early days of the digital transformation, and blockchain and AI technology could play a major role in this. However, the industry has been resistant to change. These reasons include but are not limited to staying with legacy systems, cost of new platforms, changing cultures, and understanding and adopting new technologies. With proper research and information provided, the publishing industry can adopt these technologies for beneficial advancements and the generation of a bright future.

Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI explores the changing landscape of scholarly publishing and how blockchain technologies and AI are slowly being integrated and used within the industry. This book covers both the benefits and challenges of implementing technology and provides both cases and new developments. Topics highlighted include business model developments, new efficiencies in scholarly publishing, blockchain in research libraries, knowledge discovery, and blockchain in academic publishing.

Chapters include “Is AI in Your Future?: AI Considerations for Scholarly Publishers,” “Best Business Practices for Incorporating Change,” and “Blockchain and the Research Libraries: Expanding Interlibrary Loan and Protecting Privacy.”

For more information, read the book’s webpage.

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