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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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Call for Papers

Computers in Libraries magazine has released its 2024 editorial calendar. Send your proposals for case studies, how-tos, and best practices articles now for full consideration in early 2024 editions on library systems, e-resources, search, and many other aspects of applied library technology.

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NewsBreaks
Hallucinate, Confabulate, Obfuscate: The State of Artificial Intelligence Today
by Dave Shumaker
If there were an award for webinar titles, Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) and its Oct. 12 program, "Hallucinate, Confabulate, Obfuscate: The Perils of Generative AI Going Rogue," would surely be in the running. It's quite a mouthful. To explain what the webinar was actually about, analyzing that title is a good place to begin.

Weekly News Digests
Sage Launches Hub to Help Address Misinformation and Disinformation
"Sage has unveiled a literary resource hub aimed at countering the rise of online misinformation, disinformation, and deceptive content."
Code Ocean Rolls Out Academic Lab for Universities
"Code Ocean, the world's first Reproducible Research Cloud, … introduced a new academic offering, exclusively available to university research labs."
New Ex Libris White Paper Shares How Academic Libraries Can Leverage Generative AI
Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, released a new white paper, "The Impact of Generative AI on Libraries."
Taylor & Francis Plans Read-and-Publish Deal With German Researchers
"Researchers in Germany will see a major boost to the reach and impact of their work as they join authors in other European countries benefitting from Taylor & Francis open access (OA) agreements."
The Latest News From DOAJ
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) shared a milestone on Oct. 17: It "now proudly lists 20,000 journals. ..."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 11
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, who has worked in public libraries in the U.S. and New Zealand, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they see the library field evolving. Here's a look at his columns from April 2023 to September 2023, which have been lightly edited and excerpted for the web. 

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