Hijacked journals

Submitted by Margaret DeLacy, acting as H-Scholar subscriber:


Below is a link to a story by Anna Abalkina from the Retraction Watch blog entitled "Three journals’ web domains expired. Then major indexes pointed to hijacked versions"

Retraction Watch offers a "hijacked journal" list here:

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").

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?

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