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This podcast provides insight on the academic library market through conversations with representatives of some of the biggest and most innovative companies influencing it, as well as, with authors of insightful books, librarians who are transforming their field, and academics whose research is laying the groundwork for the future.

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This podcast provides insight on the academic library market through conversations with representatives of some of the biggest and most innovative companies influencing it, as well as, with authors of insightful books, librarians who are transforming their field, and academics whose research is laying the groundwork for the future.

    How HSS Scholarly Publishing Supports Social Justice: DEI Policies and Practices

    How HSS Scholarly Publishing Supports Social Justice: DEI Policies and Practices

    Publishers today are working to implement robust internal practices that center diversity, equity, and inclusion. Palgrave Macmillan—a publisher whose titles focus on issues of race, gender, disability, class, and more—is no different. What kind of DEI initiatives, projects, and training has the publisher introduced? How do they ensure that this work is outlined with intention and paid roles instead of left to volunteers? Why are editorial and company policies so essential to transforming a catalogue and authorship?

    In this second episode, our guests dig into DEI policies and practices at Palgrave Macmillan. Felicity Plester, Editorial Director for Humanities, and Tamsine O’Riordan, Editorial Director for Social Science, both at Palgrave Macmillan, emphasize how internal policies translate into external changes through implicit bias training, acquisition workshops, and recruitment to expand representation in their author base and staff. The guests also discuss burnout due to COVID-19, and its effects on both researchers and editorial teams.

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    • 12 min
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) & Ethics: The Benefits and Challenges

    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) & Ethics: The Benefits and Challenges

    Introducing Artificial Intelligence to the medical world has reaped advancements in symptom detection, diagnosis procedures, and patient autonomy. However, it has also sparked questions of security, privacy, and ownership. Who owns medical data? What governing body dictates that ownership? How do practitioners and stakeholders create standards for implementing AI into medicine?

    In this second episode, Dr. Niklas Lidströmer, co-editor of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, discusses the benefits and challenges of AI in medicine. First, Niklas digs into how AIM allows for a progressiveness that could leave non-AI inclusive doctors behind. He also touches on the process of creating standardized, global practices for medical data processing, the significance of empowering the patient with their own medical information, and how AIM could transform the doctor-patient relationship for the better.

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    • 16 min
    How HSS Scholarly Publishing Supports Social Justice: Bringing Together Social Sciences and Humanities

    How HSS Scholarly Publishing Supports Social Justice: Bringing Together Social Sciences and Humanities

    Scholarly publishing extends beyond disseminating research. Editorial and internal practices, community engagement, and spreading awareness for social issues all comprise a publisher’s mission and cultural influence. So how do publishers strike a balance between activism and critical research? Are those two goals really in opposition to each other? How can recognizing and responding to the current social climate and inequalities strengthen a publisher’s ultimate goal of advancing knowledge?

    In this series, Felicity Plester, Editorial Director for Humanities, and Tamsine O’Riordan, Editorial Director for Social Science, both at Palgrave Macmillan, dig into how the publisher prioritizes social justice through publications and company initiatives. In particular, they share how the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) play a unique part in fostering interdisciplinary work and understanding the world around us. Further, Felicity and Tamsine discuss DEI policies at Palgrave Macmillan, the challenges of the peer review process, and the evolution of digital trends.

    In this first episode, Felicity and Tamsine provide some background on their positions at Palgrave Macmillan and help situate HSS within the broader scholarly publishing ecosystem. In addition, they explore the role that publishers play in affecting change though research, innovation, and following or dictating trends. They also discuss Palgrave Macmillan’s merger with Springer Nature and how it has impacted workflows, output, and name recognition.

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    • 18 min
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) & Ethics: Introductions and AI Scene-Setting

    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) & Ethics: Introductions and AI Scene-Setting

    Over a decade ago, specialist physician and researcher Dr. Niklas Lidströmer found electronic health records to be unorganized, error-prone, and underutilized. Convinced of the value in sifting through and connecting this medical data, Niklas tried to persuade stakeholders of the data’s efficacy, eventually leading to his work in artificial intelligence—a practical tool that could handle sorting through mass amounts of data. Since then, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) has grown worldwide as researchers and medical practitioners alike see the benefits of implementing AI not just into data organization, but tasks in patient diagnosis, medical imaging, and telemedicine.

    In this four-part series, Niklas dives into the power of AI in medicine, giving us a closer look at how AIM has already shaped clinical practices and doctor-patient relationships. Further, Niklas unpacks the ethics of artificial intelligence in the medical fields, paying particular attention to data privacy and systematic biases.

    In this first episode, Niklas introduces his research and the inspiration behind his co-edited title Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, one of the first reference works available on AIM. In addition, he provides an overview on how artificial intelligence is currently being used in medicine, and how AI can impact librarianship, such as in administrative support and citation use.

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    • 20 min
    Cultivating Indigenous Studies: Evolution and Next Steps

    Cultivating Indigenous Studies: Evolution and Next Steps

    Throughout this series, Deanna Reder, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and English at Simon Fraser University, has discussed her many contributions to the growing field of Indigenous Studies: her latest book, Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition, her time as Series Editor for the Indigenous Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press, and her work for organizations like the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA), the Indigenous Editors Association, and the Indigenous Voices Awards.

    In this final episode, Deanna looks forward, digging into the evolution of the discipline and next steps for the future. She describes the vitality and impact of the current generation of Indigenous authors, and plans to expand the archive of Indigenous writing, The People and the Text. Last, she closes with how far Indigenous Studies has come in the past decade, and, crucially, how far it still needs to go to better serve the scholarship, students, and Indigenous communities.

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    • 18 min
    Cultivating Indigenous Studies: Supporting and Growing the Field

    Cultivating Indigenous Studies: Supporting and Growing the Field

    Supporting an emerging field requires innovation, investment, and infrastructure. Leaders must focus on community-building and engagement to foster sustained interest and growth. Even further, transformation in the academy—only one part of the scholarly ecosystem—must reach beyond campus to the publishing and librarianship sectors.

    In this third episode, Deanna Reder, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and English at Simon Fraser University and author of Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition, discusses initiatives that she has introduced and supported in the Indigenous Studies field. In the past decade, she has worked to build a community of scholars, widen the discipline’s scope, and cultivate a new generation of Indigenous editors in publishing. Deanna walks through the conception and evolution of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA), the professional development purpose of the Indigenous Editors Association, and publisher support for the Indigenous Voices Awards.

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    • 19 min

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