Library Link of the Day

May 2023

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  1. The Fight for the American Public Library [CityLab]
  2. Teen shelves half empty at Hamilton East as library conducts $300K board-pushed book review [IndyStar]
  3. 2023 Library Systems Report [American Libraries]
  4. Chegg shares drop more than 40% after company says ChatGPT is killing its business [CNBC]
  5. Statement of Non-Cooperation with the Journal of Political Philosophy (updated with list of signatories) [Daily Nous]
  6. Fake books: the controversial interiors trend for literary pretenders [The Guardian]
  7. A Far-Right Moms Group Is Terrorizing Schools in the Name of Protecting Kids [Vice]
  8. Library funding becomes the 'nuclear option' as the battle over books escalates [All Things Considered]
  9. ‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees [The Guardian]
  10. What Is AI Prompt Engineering, and Is It a Stable Career Path? [MUO]
  11. From TikTok to Books: ByteDance Explores E-Publishing with 8TH NOTE PRESS [Innovation Village]
  12. The AI takeover of Google Search starts now [The Verge]
  13. AI machines aren’t ‘hallucinating’. But their makers are [The Guardian]
  14. Fake scientific papers are alarmingly common [Science]
  15. Bus riders can now access free digital 'pop-up' libraries in Boston — no card required [WBUR]
  16. From fee to free: How to reduce expenses by eliminating revenue [Beyond the Library Collections: Proceedings of the 2022 Erasmus Staff Training Week at ULiège Library]
  17. “Do We Need Librarians Now that We Have ChatGPT?” [Choice 360]
  18. She offered a LGBTQ-themed book to her middle schoolers. Parents filed a police report [Today]
  19. Penguin Random House and Florida parents sue school district over book bans [NBC News]
  20. The Newest College Admissions Ploy: Paying to Make Your Teen a “Peer-Reviewed” Author [ProPublica]
  21. Salman Rushdie warns free expression is under threat [BBC News]
  22. What AI can teach us about copyright and fair use [Freethink]
  23. Getting a Grip on ChatGPT [Inside Higher Ed]
  24. A Florida School Has Banned the Poem Read at Biden’s Inauguration [The New Republic]
  25. 'I'm Making Thousands Using AI to Write Books' [Newsweek]
  26. Manifesto for a New Read Deal [The Scholarly Kitchen]
  27. Do search+large language models or "retriever augmented" models (e.g. Bing Chat, Perplexity, Elicit.org) really work? The evidence so far [Aaron Tay's Musings about librarianship]
  28. Milwaukee library attracts new readers with viral TikToks [Today]
  29. Generative AI and large language models: background and contexts [Lorcan Dempsey]
  30. Seattle protesters tell patriotic Kirk Cameron he's 'growing to be a real pain' [Fox News]
  31. A Lawyer's Filing "Is Replete with Citations to Non-Existent Cases"—Thanks, ChatGPT? [The Volokh Conspiracy]

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