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The Role of Information Professionals in an AI World video clip

The Role of Information Professionals in an AI World

As the rapidly advancing capabilities of AI continue to encroach on many of the tasks library patrons traditionally relied on information professionals to perform, where do info pros fit in an increasingly AI-dominated future? And what new responsibilities will fall to info pros in a world where reliance on AI creates new challenges? From managing services to collaboration and outreach and more, the National University Library's Laura Thompson, Dan Johnston, and Jamie Diermier discuss the new landscape in this clip from their presentation at Internet Librarian Connect 2023.

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Reviewing Google's AI Test Kitchen and Microsoft's Copilot
by Sophia Guevara
I decided to check out Google's AI Test Kitchen, and during my research, I also ended up learning about Microsoft's Copilot. I was particularly interested in AI-based image creation and audio content.

Weekly News Digests
DPLA Plans Webinar Series on Reparative Description
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has a Metadata Working Group that is hosting a workshop series, Practical Approaches for Reparative Description.
Storytel Brings Audiobooks in Multiple Languages to OverDrive Customers
OverDrive entered into a global distribution agreement with the Storytel audio content subscription service that will give library patrons "access to an unparalleled and culturally diverse selection of tens of thousands of premium audiobooks in 20 languages."
Taylor & Francis Doubles the Count of Its Journals on ResearchGate
ResearchGate and Taylor & Francis expanded their Journal Home partnership to double the coverage from 200 to 400 journals in 2024.
CNI Shares Update on British Library Cyberattack
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) examined the British Library's latest update on the cyberattack it suffered in October 2023. "This deserves wide review by leadership of organizations concerned with both information delivery and stewardship of cultural and intellectual heritage," CNI states.
IMLS and the Council of American Jewish Museums Held a Summit on Countering Antisemitism
IMLS joined up with the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM) to hold Museums Respond: Strategies for Countering Antisemitism and Hate, an invitation-only summit March 5-6 in Washington, D.C.

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EDI Perspectives, Part 4
by Marci Wicker
Marci Wicker, a public services law librarian and assistant professor of the practice of law at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Miss., writes a column for Information Today that explores issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI, sometimes referred to as DEI) in the information industry. Here's a look at her columns from January/February to November/December 2023.

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