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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Bot or Not? Understanding How ChatGPT Works video clip from Internet Librarian Connect

Bot or Not? Understanding How ChatGPT Works

Amy Affelt, director of database research at Compass Lexecon, helps librarians and other info pros make sense of generative AI and its impact in this clip from her presentation at Internet Librarian Connect.

The National Freedom of Information Summit 2023: A Gathering of Open Government Advocates and Innovators
by Kurt Brenneman
From Oct. 3 to 5, the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) presented National FOI (Freedom of Information) Summit '23, its 18th annual conference for "access professionals, transparency advocates, journalists and everyone else who knows that open government is good government."
A Guide to Velvet Ears Audio Library and the Music Supervision Field
by Patti Gibbons
Velvet Ears is a boutique commercial audio library and consulting company that provides curated music and sound services largely to the film, television, and streaming industries. Co-founders Liz Gallacher and Kathleen Hasay started Velvet Ears in 2010, and, despite being based in London, the team decided to set up its office in Los Angeles to be near the epicenter of the film industry.

Weekly News Digests
EveryLibrary Does a Wrap-Up of the November Election's Impacts on Libraries
"EveryLibrary tracked over 60 local library elections, annual budget votes, and statewide ballot measures that impacted libraries … across nine states."
Preservica Enterprise Customers Get Access to the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform
Preservica's Enterprise edition digital preservation and secure access solution is now available as a transactable application in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. ...
Oyster Unveils New Solutions and Integrations to Help With Global Employment
Oyster introduced a suite of new solutions—Oyster Embedded and the Oyster API—along with integrations with Zapier, Personio, and Slack.
Thomson Reuters Lays Out a Strategy for Using Artificial Intelligence Throughout Its Business
Thomson Reuters made updates to its multiyear, global investment strategy in generative AI. "These include integrating generative AI skills through product development and acquisitions, leveraging strategic partnerships, and ensuring that its global workforce is upskilled on AI."
ChatGPT Now Includes More Recent Data
"ChatGPT users frustrated with the chatbot's ignorance about recent events will now find it more informative and accommodating."

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Three Years of Pandemic Life: A Roundup of Information Today's COVID-19 Content
by Brandi Scardilli
The day Information Today's office closed because of a new virus called COVID-19—March 16, 2020—was the same day we sent the April 2020 issue to the printer. I don't have to remind you of the fear and uncertainty of those mid-March days. The first issue we worked on at home, May 2020 (which became May/June 2020 because of the upheaval of that time), was the first one to address what we were living through. Now that the pandemic has waned (i.e., the public health emergency has been declared over) and COVID has become yet another virus we live with (albeit one that should continue to be taken seriously), I wanted to compile a record of Information Today's COVID coverage as a resource for future researchers.

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