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Clarivate Launches Research Horizon Navigator to Pinpoint Future Breakthrough Areas - new release - Jun 4th

Clarivate has launched a new AI powered module within InCites Benchmarking & Analytics that highlights emerging research topics where future breakthroughs are likely to occur. Clarivate state that with the new module Academics, funding agencies, government research organizations and research strategists will be able to identify new research trends and determine the most impactful areas for future investments and strategies.

Subject: research management; artificial Intelligence


SCONUL launches technology survey - May 23rd

SCONUL has launched a technology survey across member institutions with a view to providing insights into the performance of products and services across a range of library activities. It is intended that the results will show the pattern of use of library products and services across around 30 different functional areas of library’s work and provide data on perceptions of value for money and functionality by those who use them.

Subject: library technology market


Sage launches free course in ChatGPT literacy - news release - April 25th

Sage and Technology from Sage, a provider of innovative library technology solutions, has launched a free online course to develop users’ proficiency in ChatGPT. The course covers prompt building, ethical artificial intelligence usage, and implementing the CLEAR framework (Concise, Logical, Explicit, Adaptive, and Reflective) in generating relevant and helpful responses and is available via the Sage Campus platform. Sage Campus is also available via the Lean Library plugin.

Subject: learning & teaching; analytics & user engagement; artificial intelligence

Innovative introduces ProQuest content purchases into software contracts - April 3rd

Innovative systems customers can now choose to integrate purchase of ProQuest content packages into new and existing software agreements in order to streamline the purchasing process.

Subject: Library Systems; acquisitions; electronic resource management

OCLC acquires cloudLibrary content platform - April 2nd**

OCLC has acquired the cloudLibrary content platform. The platform, primarily used by public libraries is a digital collections content platform to provide access to ebooks, newspapers and magazines.

Subject: Acquisitions; electronic resource management


ProQuest launches new AI research assistant - news release - Feb 29th

To address the prevalence of students using low quality and unreliable AI tools such as general purpose chatbots, ProQuest has collaborated with its community of educators to develop an AI powered research companion for students that is “responsible and reliable”. ProQuest Research Assistant is currently in Beta testing with a series of UK universities and is being tested in the ProQuest resource ProQuest One Literature.

Subject: learning & teaching; discovery; artificial intelligence

Ex Libris launches AI Enrichment metadata generator for Alma - Feb 25th**

Ex Libris has announced the launch of an AI-based metadata generator for select Bibliographic records in the Alma Community Zone that it claims will improve record quality, making them more discoverable and accessible.

Subject: library systems; library service platforms; metadata; cataloguing

Innovative Partners with LibraryIQ to Offer Comprehensive Analytics to Libraries - news release - Feb 24th

Innovative has partnered with the LibraryIQ data solution to enhance the range of analytics available to users of their Vega Library Services Platform. LibraryIQ is an establised data analytics solution that already offers integration with the Innovative systems Sierra and Polaris.

Subject: library systems; library service platforms; data and analytics

British Library announce new timeline for restoration of services following the 2023 cyberattack - Feb 22nd**

British Library has announced a new timeline for restoration of services following the major cyberattack in Autumn 2023. Crucially this includes restoration of remote access to collections held at the Boston Spa centre for document delivery.

Subject: interlending

news.txt · Last modified: 2024/06/05 06:00 by paul