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Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Web Event Demystifying AI

Copyright Clearance Center and Evidence Partners are uniting virtually for an engaging panel discussion on Wednesday, 14 October at 1:00pm EDT on the state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in literature-based research.

Join CCC’s CTO Babis Marmanis and Evidence’s CEO Peter O’Blenis to debunk the myths of AI and explore pragmatic applications of rapidly evolving technologies that can be validated and used today to improve the speed, quality, and transparency of your important research.

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People-Centered: An Interview With Wanda Kay Brown
by Dave Shumaker
The past year is bound to be remembered as one of the most tumultuous in the 144-year history of ALA. In both internal and external matters, the organization found itself at the center of dramatic change. ... The person who led ALA through this difficult time was Wanda Kay Brown, director of library services for the C.G. O'Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

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COVID-19 NEWS: Kudos Launches Research Project on COVID-19's Scholarly Communications Impact
Kudos introduced Brave New World, a research project designed "to provide publishers, societies and service providers with critical intelligence about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for research funding policy, university budgets and practices, and researchers' capacity, processes and publishing choices."
Simba Information Releases Study of Ebook Publishing Trends
Simba Information unveiled "Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2020-2024," a report that "examines the scholarly and professional market including e-books in law, business, scientific and technical, medical, and social science and humanities."
ACRL Conference Goes Virtual-Only
ACRL's 2021 conference, originally scheduled for April 14–17, 2021, in Seattle, is becoming an all-virtual event. It will be held during the same dates, with more details forthcoming.
IMLS Shares Data on Rural Libraries
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) released Rural Libraries in America: An Infographic Overview, which draws from "new data on the many thousands of rural public libraries in the United States and how they function in American society."
EBSCO's 2020 Serials Price Projection Report Is Now Available
EBSCO Information Services rolled out the 2020 Serials Price Projection Report, which "projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages."

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A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 6
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, team leader of libraries and community spaces for the Wellington City Libraries in New Zealand, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column inĀ Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they balance their library work with the rest of their lives. Here's a look at his columns from May/June 2020 to November/December 2020.

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