The Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Committee for Digital Innovation (CDI) is introducing another Seminar Series on Selected Topics in Digital Publishing. This three-part seminar series will explore these topics and the practical aspects of the real applications of technologies that were once the stuff of science fiction. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The third and final part of this series is AI: Effects on Content Discoverability and the User Experience. Despite the wide availability of well-structured metadata and full-text indexing, discoverability remains an ongoing, even growing issue, for content in all formats and business models. This session will focus on how artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting the discoverability and use of professional and scholarly content.

  • How does AI make content more discoverable?
  • Will conversational intelligent assistants become the new intermediaries?
  • How can AI help publishers find new markets?

This session will cover the emerging role of AI for authors, publishers and librarians. The relative success of more traditional approaches to discoverability and how AI may impact those will be discussed, along with some basic and practical takeaways for publishers who wish to better understand their role in this new landscape.


Maarten Cleeren, Director of Product Management, Enriched Content, Elsevier

Ruth Pickering. Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Yewno Inc.

Each 90-minute session, focusing on an important current issue in electronic publishing, will offer a 45-minute presentation followed by a 45-minute Q&A with discussion. Click here to register.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.