Wednesday, June 17, 2:00 pm Eastern
Artificial Intelligence in the Academic Publishing Ecosystem
Join us for a conversation between Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder and COO at Yewno, and James W. Weis, a researcher in the MIT Media Lab, the founder and lead of the MIT Network Intelligence Program, and a doctoral candidate in the MIT Computational and Systems Biology program, on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) in the academic publishing ecosystem.
Ruth Pickering is the curator of a new title in the Charleston Briefings series, and James W. Weis is the author of a chapter on the same subject as the webinar.
“Technology underpins all aspects of today’s academic publishing ecosystem. But only recently have AI-based platforms-systems that employ learning and other humanlike or rule-based behavior-begun to affect scholarly publishing. However, the vast amounts of digital content and data output by the publishing ecosystem provide fertile ground for the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methodologies to the production and consumption of research content. On the one hand, data-driven algorithms can provide consumers of academic literature with more efficient ways of identifying and-subsequently-assessing the value and relevance of research content via smarter search, better disambiguation, and improved metrics. On the other hand, academic publishers can use AI techniques to assist in intelligent targeting and curation of research, such as post-publication impact measures, sentiment analysis, and improved methods of plagiarism detection and reproducibility testing.”
Registration is required to attend. This session will be recorded and made available on our website at a later time.
Changes in Higher Education and The Information Marketplace – NISO Virtual Conference
Date: June 17, 2020 12:00pm – June 17, 2020 04:00pm
Registration closes on
To register: If paying by credit card, register online.
Pressures on institutions of higher education in the United States became weightier in 2020, as universities and colleges of all sizes dealt with COVID-19. There was a focus on de-densifying campuses and adapting to a different type of pedagogy. Looking ahead to the next academic year, reductions in funding will severely constrict the work of extended state systems. Institutions face a shrinking pool of qualified student applicants. There will be heightened competition for research grants. Donations and endowments must be secured and guarded.
At the same time, there is new familiarity with educational technology, gains made through adoption of new infrastructure. Open educational resources, online learning and deepened digital engagement are positioned to become the norm. How does all of this impact on the long-term strategic planning for libraries and the providers that serve them? This event will gather key decision-makers from a variety of constituencies to address the “new normal” and consider the long-term implications for participating stakeholders.
Confirmed participants include:
- Linda Jones, Provost, Western New England University
- Dean O. Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, & Author of How University Budgets Work (2019, JHU Press)
- Dennis Clark, Dean of the Library, University of Arkansas
- Amy Pawlowski, Interim Executive Director, Ohiolink
- Ralph Youngen, Director, Publishing Systems Integration, American Chemical Society
- Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, Ithaka
13th Annual NISO-BISG The Changing Standards Landscape Forum Interoperability: From Silos to An Ecosystem – Virtual Conference
Date: June 24, 2020 12:00pm – June 24, 2020 04:00pm
To register: RSVP Here. (Work Email Address Preferred)
Fees: This event is being provided as a public service at no cost to the NISO community and to the broader information community. There is no cost to attend. However, for technical reasons, we will have to cap attendance for the live broadcast at 500 sign-ups.
To allow us to estimate attendance and to ensure that you can receive the sign-on credentials directly via email, we ask those interested in attending to complete this RSVP form. Webinar attendance on the Zoom platform does require sign-on with an email address.
Today, libraries of many types are grappling with an array of opportunities and challenges. These include creating and capitalizing on linked data, maintaining accessible content, managing open access, effectively ingesting and offering digital content, understanding applications of artificial intelligence and the things that make it work, and ensuring privacy in an increasingly connected ecosystem.
For the most part, each of these new developments has required a silo of data inputs, ultimately delivering information in ways that make assessment difficult, incomplete, and expensive. Efforts like the Public Library Data Alliance have committed to streamlining, automating, and improving data collection, but that work is new, and interoperability remains an aspirational goal.
Trends in measurement increasingly drive our need to work together. In this focused workshop, we’ll discuss what’s needed to manage the data we use to assess the impact and effectiveness of linked data, accessible content, open access, and AI in everyday activities. We’ll also look at how more interoperable data sets can help us, as well as what stands in the way. Participants will also be given an opportunity to create their own “interoperability statements” to bring back to their institutions and organizations.
This is the thirteenth BISG-NISO Changing Standards Landscape forum. The event is co-hosted by Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO and Brian O’Leary, Executive
Director, Book Industry Study Group.
Confirmed speakers include (among others) Timothy Cherubini, Executive Director, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, and Kurt Kiefer, Department of Public Instruction, State of Wisconsin; Andrew Pace, Executive Director for Technical Research, OCLC; Jeremy Frumkin, Executive Director of Research Technologies, University of Arizona; Others TBA…”
Introducing the very first North Carolina Library Association Virtual Conference: Un-Cancelled!
On Friday, July 17th, we plan to provide an opportunity for librarians across the state of North Carolina to connect in a virtual space especially as many conferences, workshops, and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 17th.
NCLA Members – FREE (make sure you’re logged in to see this option)
LIS Students, Recent Graduates (2019 or 2020), Unemployed or Part-time Employees – $10
Non-NCLA Members – $40
Did you have a proposal accepted that you are no longer able to give? Are you looking to share lessons learned from our recent circumstances? If so, consider submitting a proposal for a presentation, panel, lightning round, or roundtable discussion for our Virtual Conference. We want to make sure your voice can still be heard! Priority will be given to NCLA members and those whose proposals were previously accepted elsewhere.
Please fill out our Proposal Form by Monday, June 8th. If you have any questions about submitting a proposal or the virtual conference, please contact one of the members of the programming committee: Breanne Crumpton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jeanne Hoover (email@example.com), or Summer Krstevska (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.