Publishers launch joint effort to tackle altered images in research papers

(13 May 2020)  From Nature: “The world’s largest science publishers are teaming up to discuss how to automatically flag altered or duplicated images in research papers. A new working group — the first formal cross-industry initiative to discuss the issue — aims to set standards for software that screens papers for problematic images during peer […]

May 15, 2020 - 1:51 pm

Japan: Drone will buzz shelves at Chiba library to check book inventory

(11 Apr 2020) A drone will soon be flying through the shelves of a city library here, but it won’t be disturbing the concentration of patrons or interfering with the daily operation. Instead, the drone and artificial intelligence (AI) will be adapted to eliminate the troublesome, time-consuming task of regularly examining books at libraries imposed on human […]

April 14, 2020 - 3:32 pm

Five things you (maybe) didn’t know about AI

(20 Mar 2020) While there’s plenty of information out there on artificial intelligence, it’s not always easy to distinguish fact from fiction or find explanations that are easy to understand. That’s why we (Oxford Internet Institute) have teamed up with Google to create The A to Z of AI. It’s a series of simple, bite-sized […]

March 30, 2020 - 8:58 am

Graphics: history of mergers and acquisitions in the library technology industry

(15 Jan 2020) Library Technology Guide has released graphics showing the history of mergers and acquisitions in the library technology industry since 1980. Click here to view the graphics.  

February 10, 2020 - 2:30 pm

US government report reveals landscape change of research output between US and China

(17 Jan 2020)  A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years. The United States’s scientific and engineering output has shrunk relative to that of the rest of the world, a new series […]

January 20, 2020 - 3:15 pm

How AI in libraries provides answers on campus

(17 Dec 2019)  To help students and other users understand artificial intelligence in libraries, the University of Rhode Island opened the first AI lab in any campus library in 2018, while the University of California, Irvine has “ANTswers” library chatbot. Read the full story here on how libraries are using AI to enhance user experience. […]

December 24, 2019 - 9:40 am

UNSILO AI in academic publishing survey released

(1 Nov 2019)  Today, UNSILO has released the results of a survey on AI usage in academic publishing. How is it used? What factors impede its adoption? More than 3,000 new academic journal articles are published every day, and yet many of the tools for processing content through the academic workflow are frequently very manually […]

November 5, 2019 - 9:24 am

NISO releases draft FASTEN Recommended Practice for public comment

(31 Oct 2019) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on a new draft Recommended Practice pertaining to the modernization of library-vendor technical interoperability using RESTful web service application programming interfaces (APIs) and standard mobile application intent calls. In the interest of streamlining information transfer between vendor and library systems, the scope of the draft […]

November 4, 2019 - 12:53 pm

China: National library, Huawei to promote smart library

(18 Oct 2019) The National Library of China and Huawei signed an agreement Friday to promote innovative digital applications in libraries and public cultural services. Both sides will explore new forms of smart digital libraries and promote the integration and innovation of public digital cultural projects. They also promised to combine their resources to jointly contribute […]

October 22, 2019 - 2:08 pm

OECD confirms deal to use AI-based UNSILO Classify for Sustainable Development Goals collections

(26 Sep 2019)  UNSILO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this week confirmed a multi-year partnership using UNSILO AI tools. The partnership, which was successfully trialled last year, is to improve content discovery and collection-building of thousands of reports, papers and data available on the OECD’s iLibrary publishing platform, using UNSILO’s artificial […]

October 2, 2019 - 8:36 pm

Cambridge University Press and UNSILO partner to deliver AI-based related links

(16 Sep 2019)  Cambridge University Press, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious academic publishers, and UNSILO, Denmark-based AI company, today signed an agreement by which UNSILO will use machine-learning tools to identify related content across around one million journal articles and book chapters from the vast Cambridge corpus. UNSILO applies machine learning and […]

September 23, 2019 - 10:09 pm

Ethics of artificial intelligence explored in research library issues

(19 Sep 2019) The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) opens a conversation about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of knowledge production, dissemination, and preservation. The table of contents with links to the articles follows: What Do Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics of AI Mean in the Context of Research Libraries? Mary Lee Kennedy […]

September 20, 2019 - 9:41 am

Singapore Institute of Technology is to have a new smart campus

This new campus, the first of its kind in South-east Asia, is visualised to be a ‘living lab’ which incorporates applied research and innovation for SIT and its partners. (11 Sep 2019) The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be having a new campus which will employ technology and innovation methods for managing the energy needs […]

September 12, 2019 - 8:58 am

Civica enlightens library search with artificial intelligence

(30 Aug 2019) Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy. A global software company focused on solutions primarily for the public sector, Civica has enhanced its Spydus Library Management System so […]

September 4, 2019 - 9:08 am

ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE form strategic partnership to advance research libraries’ Impact in a world shaped by new technologies

(16 Aug 2019)  The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE are working together to better understand how research libraries, as collaborative partners in the research and learning enterprise, can best advance research and learning during these times of significant changes in the production, dissemination, and reuse of digital […]

August 21, 2019 - 2:07 pm