This talk explores the profound intersections between technological and linguistic evolutions throughout human history, emphasizing their pivotal roles in shaping economic and sociopolitical landscapes across industrial revolutions. As we enter the ‘Linguistic Age’, where language processing technologies increasingly influence knowledge dissemination, academic librarians face unique challenges and opportunities. This talk will delve into the impacts of these advancements on scholarship and the integrity of the scholarly record, highlighting the evolving responsibilities of libraries in safeguarding and curating knowledge. Attendees will gain insights into proactive strategies for navigating this transformative era, ensuring that libraries continue to champion intellectual integrity and accessibility.

Daniel Hook

Daniel Hook

Daniel Hook is CEO of Digital Science, co-founder of Symplectic, a research information management provider, and also co-founder of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI). A theoretical physicist by training, he continues to do research in his spare time, with visiting positions at Imperial College London and Washington University in St Louis, Missouri.

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