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The Changing Standards Landscape: 17th Annual NISO/BISG Forum: Artificial Intelligence in Book Publishing

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Scope

This forum will explore the profound impacts artificial intelligence poses to the book publishing industry, from enhancing efficiencies and accessibility to addressing ethical concerns.  AI promises streamlined editing, enhanced marketing, and improved accessibility through text-to-speech. However, ethical flags should be raised regarding representation, biases, copyright, and privacy. This event offers insight into AI-informed publishing’s future while advocating for ethical and regulatory concerns.

Confirmed Speakers (others TBA): Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Accessibility Outreach and Communication, Macmillan Learning; Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Dean of Technology Strategy and Digital Services, Johns Hopkins University; Barbara Kline Pope, Director, JHU Press; Thad McIlroy, President, The Future of Publishing; Brian O’Leary, Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group (BISG); and Robin Sloan, Author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore & upcoming Moonbound.

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Event Sessions

12:00pm - 12:05pm: Introduction

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12:05pm - 12:35pm: The Digital Horizon & How AI is Shaping Book Publishing

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12:40pm - 1:00pm: A Case Study as a Creative Practitioner

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1:00pm - 1:20pm: AI Opportunities to Improve Accessibility

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Rachel Comerford

Senior Director of Accessibility Outreach and Communication
Macmillan Learning

1:20pm - 1:4pm: Q&A

1:40pm - 2:10pm: Break

2:10pm - 2:15pm: Afternoon Introduction

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2:15pm - 2:45pm: Keynote: Equitable implementation of AI: Strategic considerations for libraries

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2:45pm - 3:50pm Panel Discussion: Making Sense of The Current Landscape

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Rachel Comerford

Senior Director of Accessibility Outreach and Communication
Macmillan Learning

This discussion will be moderated by Thad McEllroy, President, The Future of Publishing.

Confirmed Panelists (others TBA):

  • Rachel Comerford
  • Cynthia Hudson Vitale
  • Barbara Kline Pope
  • Robin Sloan

3:50pm - 4:00pm: Wrap Up

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Additional Information

This is an in-person event only. Streaming will not be available to those not attending on site.