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Charleston Premiers

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The Charleston Premiers were 5-minute presentations of new products, after which the audience voted for the best design, most impactful, and best new product.

Eric Calaluca, President, Paratext: The Base Inventory of Research Databases (BIRD) contains over 7,500 databases which can be matched to an organization’s holdings. To decide what is a research database, the birdofparatext.com is used. Its benefit is that it saves time.

Steven Rhind-Tutt: Coherent Digital was founded in 2019 and has 24 employees on 6 continents. Their mission is to find rare content and make it useful.: Policy Commons is an aggregation of 15,000 organizations producing content. It has 10 million items by end of 2023 and access to over $200 billion of research. Africa Commons: contains 1 million items openly available but not easily accessible. Its index is free to African institutions. Training staff of African universities in how to digitize is in progress.

Jessica Clemons, Technology from Sage (TALIS) provides easy and affordable access to academic libraries with affordable reading lists and manages course reading lists accessible from library holdings. Faculty members can set importance for materials. Librarians can customize lists of resources marked as essential reading for students. Students are connected directly to library holdings or freely accessible resources. There are more than 40 tutorials using  Jupyter Notebooks. A Key Word in Context (KWIC) visualization to explore key words and word frequencies in data sets will soon be introduced . Benefits: works across higher education systems and helps stakeholders.

Amy Kirchoff, Manager, Constellate at JSTOR incorporates text analysis into curricula which helps institutions. 

BethAnne Dorn, Director, Product Marketing, Research Square: Curie helps researchers who do not speak English get trained on academic literature. It is an online editing and transcription system and suggests edits. The author remains in control. Curie supports all academic fields. Edits can be done where you write–in MS Word, etc. It has the highest quality edits of any AI editing tool and even beats ChatGPT. Curie makes sure that the intent of the author is not changed and Increases chances for publication. Benefits are that it supports research outcomes.

Warren Adams, Director, Global Sales and Services, ASME is working towards tomorrow with OA. Who will pay? It is costing more, and impact factors are lower, but there is no cap on cost for an institution. A new is model based on subscriptions. Benefits. It meets goals of organizations and provides financial stability..

Audience voting for the Best design, Most impactful, and Best new product: Paratext.

Don Hawkins, Conference Blogger


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