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Charleston Library Conference 

Apr 5, 2021

In today's episode we will feature audio from an Interview of Michael Upshall, of UNSILO.  The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan

Michael Upshall is head of sales and business development at UNSILO, the B2B part of Cactus Communications specialising in AI tools. He started in publishing compiling dictionaries, then moved to editing how-to books for Dorling Kindersley, before co-founding reference publisher Helicon Publishing. He has worked with publishers on digital creation and delivery, including The IET, CABI, and Cambridge University Press, as well as managing  projects for JISC, the UK Association for Digital Solutions in UK higher education. He has written articles and books (Content Licensing, Elsevier, 2009), and writes a regular column on digital publishing.

Today Michael gives his take on AI in publishing with a focus on feet on the ground reality.