BLOG: Summer is the Time for Research! Call for Guest Bloggers by Gretchen Pierce

Research Corner

Gretchen Pierce is Associate Professor of Latin American History at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-editor of Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History (University of Arizona Press, 2014) with Áurea Toxqui, and has published a number of articles, book chapters, and academic blog posts on temperance, beer, and advertising in Mexico.

Does Swimming in the AI Data Lake risk sinking in the mud?

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Yesterday's Scholarly Kitchen blog carried an opinion by Roy Kaufman entitled,"Swimming in the AI Data Lake: Why Disclosure and Versions of Record Are More Important than Ever."

Kaufman points out that AI services such as Chat GPT are only as good as the materials they are trained on.  If an application is ctitical, it is important to train the program on the most reliable sources ("versions of record").

John Quincy Adams & Millard Fillmore Joint Blog

Dear Fellow Early Americanists,

The Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Correspondence of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore at American University have published their first-ever joint blog entry! Neal Millikan shares what John Quincy Adams had to say in his diary about Fillmore, and I look at what Fillmore and his correspondents wrote about (and to) Adams.

BLOG: Lions and Tigers and Dusty Boxes, Oh My! Exploring an Untouched Archive at the Buenos Aires Ecoparque by Ashley Kerr

Research Corner

Attention! Summer is coming! Before you head off to undertake fabulous research trips, would you be willing to commit to writing a blog post or two when you return? Our readers and I would love to learn from your trials and errors in physical archives and libraries. Or perhaps you’ll be engaging in research from the comfort of your own home? We’d be grateful to hear how you accomplished this. Perhaps you’re an archivist, looking to attract more patrons?

Academic Publishers Are Missing the Point on ChatGPT

The proliferation of AI tools and capabilities has forced academic publishers to take a stance on how these researchers can use these tools in the research writing context. Avi Staiman, founder and CEO of Academic Language Experts, explores the use of AI tools by authors and pushes publishers to further clarify how and when these tools can be used.  

Read on Scholarly Kitchen now


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