Archive for November, 2023

Generative AI and Library Resources

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Ford Library’s Database Terms of Use have been updated to include a section (#9) on the use of Generative AI with content from our databases.

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Several of our database and data providers have begun contacting us advising against the use of their proprietary content in 3rd party AI tools such as ChatGPT and others without the provider’s explicit permission. This means that researchers should not submit text or data from a library resource without submitting a request to do so to the provider.

If your research project involves the use of AI tools and you would like to use library database content in those tools, please consult with us before beginning your project. Thank you!