According to a recent announcement by the Office of the Provost “The University of South Carolina Press and University Libraries are embarking on a new collaborative venture: Open Carolina, an open-access publishing platform.
“Open access is a publication and distribution model that makes academic and professional materials such as books and articles available for free online without paywalls or other restrictions. The idea is that research, much of which is publicly funded, should be accessible to the public, inside and outside the academy. It sounds like a worthy goal, but it also comes with hidden costs for researchers – costs that the new partnership aims to address. …”
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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
According to ACRL Insider “It’s not too late to join Choice at 1:00pm Central on Tuesday, September 19, for the LibTech Insights (LTI) webinar “CLEARer Dialogues with AI: Unpacking Prompt Engineering for Librarians,” with ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Leo S. Lo.
“As we navigate an era where generative artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping information discovery and interaction, it’s more crucial than ever for librarians to grasp the intricacies of AI-assisted interactions. In this webinar, we explore the importance of prompt engineering—a skill pivotal for optimizing AI interactions. This session offers unique insights into how librarians can leverage AI more effectively, enhancing their capacity to support research, instruction, and user engagement. …”