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The U.S. Book Show Returns: A Gathering for Literacy at NYU
by Terry Ballard
This year, the U.S. Book Show was a 4-day hybrid program held May 22–25. The first and the last days were virtual events, and the middle two were both virtual and in person at New York University (NYU). Sadly, the exhibits room this year was only on the virtual side, but the session rooms had a selection of free galleys.

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Thomson Reuters and Microsoft Join Forces for AI Integration
Thomson Reuters is rolling out a new plugin with Microsoft 365 Copilot, Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI) functionality for its product suite, to help transform legal research, drafting, and client collaboration.
CCC Explores Standards Development With a Panel of Experts
Andrew Robinson summarizes a recent CCC webcast in a blog post. He writes the following: "In early May, CCC hosted 'Workflow of the Future: Sustainable Business Models,' the fifth event in a series designed to help facilitate important conversations on critical topics related to standards, including sustainability."
Publishers Weekly Looks at the Future of Book Publishing and AI
Thad McIlroy writes the following in "AI Is About to Turn Book Publishing Upside-Down" for Publishers Weekly: "I believe that every function in trade book publishing today can be automated with the help of generative AI."
The Scholarly Kitchen Blog Weighs In on How Publishers Should Respond to Book Bans
Todd A. Carpenter, executive director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), writes the following in "The Publishing Community Should More Actively Oppose Book Bans" for The Scholarly Kitchen: "[I]n a court filing against a school district in Florida, a brave band of authors, parents, PEN America, and a single publisher, Penguin Random House (PRH) have entered the fray."
American Folklife Center and StoryCorps Begin Project to Document Life During the Pandemic
The Library of Congress started a new initiative to document Americans' experiences during the pandemic. The library's American Folklife Center will team up with StoryCorps for the congressionally funded COVID-19 American History Project. ...

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Session Highlights From the 2023 U.S. Book Show
by Brandi Scardilli
The third U.S. Book Show, hosted by Publishers Weekly, was a hybrid 4-day event celebrating the role of libraries in spreading the love of reading—and stoking that passion for books with a parade of intriguing upcoming titles in various genres. I attended the virtual sessions from May 22 to 25, which were a mix of prerecorded videos and live streams of the in-person conference.

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