Across the global library community there is a wealth of library-inspired AI projects now underway. They touch on all aspects of libraries roles including user support and teaching and learning; discovery; preservation and supporting scholarship. For example, libraries are using AI to deliver image tagging to aid discovery; to produce transcriptions of hand-written documents; to generate metadata for image libraries; to create chat services and to understand visitor interactions with collections.
Our event will consider the scope for similar initiatives at individual UK institutions and for collaborative projects across the sector. Where can these add value for the individual institution and contribute to the collective knowledge base on AI in libraries? What resources and support does an AI library start-up need and how can institutions support new initiatives?
- Svein Arne Brygfjeld, Head of Digital Library Development, National Library of Norway
- Christopher Erdmann, Assistant Director, Data Stewardship (Data Leadership), American Geophysical Union
- Dr Mia Ridge, Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections at the BL