Category Archives: 2019

Data, Media, and Society

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“Data, Media, and Society.” University of Maryland Libraries Future of the Research Library Series. College Park, MD. Abstract: It would be easy to see the advent of open educational resources, open access publication, and repositories of data sets as a continuation of the traditional mission of a research library. Namely, providing access to the scholarly…

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Library as Movement

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“Library as Movement.” Victoria Libraries 2019 Planning Summit. Kalorama, Victoria, Australia. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker ScriptAbstract: Is the library a platform that allows communities to build knowledge? Is it a community center? A community hub? The concept of a library is evolving faster than our terms for describing the change. Today the library is…

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AI

Decoding AI and Libraries

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“Decoding AI and Libraries.” KB College: AI en de Bibliotheek – de computer leest alles. The Hague, Netherlands. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker ScriptAbstract: How can we think about AI and the role of libraries in AI development? [This is the script I used for my talk. I’ve also taken the opportunity to add some…

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Librarianship in an Era of Big Data: The Vital Human Touch

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“Librarianship in an Era of Big Data: The Vital Human Touch.” Conference of European National Librarians. Mo i Rana, Norway. (via video conference) Speech Text: Read Speaker ScriptAbstract: In a world of AI and Big Data the values, skills, and mission of librarians is increasingly vital. How do we prepare our professionals to guide and support communities…

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