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Weekly News Digest

January 2, 2024 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Thomson Reuters Report Studies C-Suite Execs and AI

Thomson Reuters issued a new report, “Future of Professionals: C-Suite Survey” (registration required), which explores “what C-Suite executives view as their short-term priorities for their organizations, as well as their perspectives on generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI), one of the most game-changing innovations impacting companies today.” Thomson Reuters notes, “A thread of C-Suite optimism tempered with a healthy dose of caution runs throughout this report—especially around Gen AI use and the future business environment.”

For more information and key findings, read the report summary.

Oklahoma City Community College Joins Forces With Mexican Consulate

Oklahoma City Community College announced the following:

In a significant move to enhance educational opportunities and community enrichment, Oklahoma City Community College has partnered with the Mexican Consulate in Oklahoma City. This historic collaboration aims to expand educational guidance and resources to Oklahoma’s Mexican community, aligning seamlessly with OCCC’s strategic goals and mission.

Under this partnership, OCCC will operate an Educational Guidance Window (Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa) within the Consulate, which welcomes over 200 daily visitors. This initiative provides a critical platform for OCCC to disseminate information about various educational programs and services, effectively reaching a significant segment of the region. The college’s involvement in consular events is a key aspect of this partnership, enhancing its community engagement and commitment to making education accessible to Oklahoma residents.

For more information, read the press release.

NISO Lays Out Its 2024 Webinar Schedule

NISO (National Information Standards Organization) released its 2024 webinar schedule, saying, “NISO continues to prioritize collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the scholarly communications community. Our commitment to providing a platform for industry professionals to engage in meaningful discussions and stay informed of pivotal topics is reflected in our monthly webinar program. These events will take the form of roundtables, presentations, and skill sharing instruction every month on a Wednesday from 11:00am–12:00 noon (Eastern).”

The first webinar, on Jan. 10, 2024, is centered on author rights. Individuals working at NISO member organizations can attend for free, while nonmember organizations and individual students can register for a fee that covers an unlimited number of participants from that organization.

For more information, read the news item.

Urban Libraries Council Facilitates Project on the Role of Libraries in Understanding AI

The Urban Libraries Council announced the following:

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) and the University at Albany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG UAlbany) are partnering to examine how libraries can empower communities to better understand Artificial Intelligence and ensure its ethical design and applicationThis three-year research project, funded through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, will include surveys and interviews with ULC member libraries, case studies, a comprehensive report and a practitioners’ guide for libraries. ...

CTG UAlbany’s research will address three questions:

  • What role may public libraries play in increasing knowledge about AI in the community?
  • How may public libraries foster inclusive civic engagement in AI initiatives?
  • What are the opportunities, threats, benefits, and challenges of public libraries leading inclusive civic engagement in AI initiatives?

For more information, read the press release.

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