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ChatGPT-3 was launched less than a year ago, on 30 November 2022, and since then has taken the higher education sector by storm. While no definitive statistics on student use are available yet, a freedom of information request made to Scottish universities revealed thousands of student connections to the generative AI chatbot since May. It’s

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Empowering librarians: harnessing the potential of AI tools

Mike Jones

We spoke to Mike Jones from Solent University about the synergies between AI literacy and information literacy in higher education. Read on to find out how AI tools could empower librarians to position themselves as centrally important in the future university. First, can you tell me more about your current role? I’m one of a

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Kortext Annual Librarian Survey 2023 – the results!

university librarians

We received a fantastic response to this year’s survey. 68 library staff took part, with roles including Director of Student and Library Services, Acquisitions and Reading List Coordinator, and Faculty Librarian. Over a third of respondents (35.29%) weren’t existing Kortext customers. Our survey this year was in two parts. Section 1 asked about the last

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Kortext Summer Webinar 2023 — our round up

On 6th July, we held our summer webinar based on Journey to a Million. UCAS predicts that there could be up to a million higher education applicants in a single year by 2030, an increase of a third on today’s figures. This increase is likely to impact all aspects of university life, but we focused

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The changing university library – an interview with Clare West

Clare West

Clare West (Head of Library Services and University Librarian at Bournemouth University) will be a panellist at Kortext’s summer webinar on 6 July. We spoke to Clare about UCAS’ Journey to a Million, the vital role of academic libraries and the importance of partnerships. How do you think libraries will need to change to meet

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The future library – an interview with Lisa McLaren

Lisa McLaren

Lisa McLaren (Deputy Director, SCONUL) will be a panellist at Kortext’s summer webinar on 6 July. We spoke to Lisa about the implications of UCAS’ Journey to a Million and the future of university libraries. One of the aims of the SCONUL Strategy 2023-26 is to support innovation and the transformation of libraries. How do

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