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Humanist Archives: Feb. 25, 2023, 7:04 a.m. Humanist 36.407 - events: AI for libraries & archives (Glasgow & Zoom)

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        Date: 2023-02-24 10:24:36+00:00
        From: Devika Mehra <>
        Subject: AEOLIAN Workshop 6 (AI for Cultural Organisations) - 24 March

Dear all,

We are delighted to announce the new date for the final AEOLIAN Workshop: “New
Horizons in AI and Machine Learning for Libraries and Archives.”

New Date: 24 March 2023.

The registration is now OPEN!

The workshop will be held online (Zoom) and hosted by the University of Glasgow
on 24 March 2023, 13:00 – 17:30 (UK time).

The workshop is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Please register
through our EventBrite page:

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.aeolian-

Title: “New Horizons in AI and Machine Learning for Libraries and Archives.”

Libraries and archives are still exploring the boundaries of new technologies
for their practice, with a significant gap in many cases between the cutting
edge of AI and Machine Learning. The guest speakers for this workshop will
explore several issues: potential future applications of AI and ML for cultural
heritage collections; the impact of AI/ML on collections and researchers; and
how institutions understand and normalise new technologies within their existing
practices. The workshop will be forward-thinking in nature, seeking to
understand the future of cultural heritage AI and ML by exploring how
institutions are currently dealing with emerging trends and applications.

This is the sixth and final workshop of the AEOLIAN Network. Led by
the University of Glasgow, it will look at new and emerging methods for applying
AI and Machine Learning technologies to library and archival collections.
Speakers will be asked to reflect not only on finished projects, but on
exploratory work that seeks to develop innovative approaches to a range of
resources including handwritten text, maps, and other sources. In addition, it
will leave space for participants to reflect upon the outcomes of the AEOLIAN
Network and consider next steps.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katherine McDonough (Lancaster University/The Alan Turing

Draft Programme:

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome from the AEOLIAN Team

13:15 – 14:15 Introductory Keynote and Q&A – Dr. Katherine McDonough (Lancaster
University/The Alan Turing Institute).

14:15 – 14:30 Break

14:30 – 15:30 National Library of Scotland Student Intern Showcase:

Chair: Chris Cassells (National Library of Scotland)

Joseph Nockels (University of Edinburgh)

Bo Han (Heriot Watt University)

Lucy Dalgleish (Research Intern in AI)

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 17:00 Panel Session – Cross-Sectoral Perspectives in AI Futures

Prof. Sarah Cook (University of Glasgow) – Art and AI

Prof. William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition) – “After the Repository:
Do we need a new Digital Preservation?”

Peter Findlay (JISC) – “What Really Matters in the Time of AI Hype?”

17:00 – 17:30 AEOLIAN Team: Final Thoughts and Next Steps

Where possible, presentations will be recorded and made available on our

More information about the AEOLIAN project:

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Thank you,


Dr Devika Mehra
Postdoctoral Research Associate
EyCon<> Project (Visual AI and Early Conflict
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Loughborough University

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