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May 6, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Art: Taking a Look at Copyright Challenges for Libraries

  Summary The world of art is undergoing a revolution with the emergence of AI-generated creations. But who owns the copyright to these works – the person, the software developer, or someone else entirely? This critical question has implications for libraries, museums and other cultural heritage institutions. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on how […]

Feb 7, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

AI Challenges: Taking a Critical Look at Racial Bias and Ethics

  Join us for a conversation about the basics of AI tools and the challenges around Ethics and Racial Bias. The presentation will focus on the following topics: Introduction to AI Algorithmic Bias and its Impact Representation in Training Data Fairness and Equity Ethical Use of AI Transparency Community Engagement Education and Awareness Ongoing Monitoring […]

Oct 5, 2023 - 3:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT

ASERL Community Conversations: Open Access and Artificial Intelligence

Join the ASERL Scholarly Communications Interest Group for the first of a four-part series looking at hot topics in scholarly communications.  Each series will feature a presenter with plenty of time for questions and conversation. ******************************************************************************************************************************* Artificial intelligence and its impact on libraries and other cultural heritage institutions is a current hot topic, and in […]

Jul 12, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Racial & Gender Bias in Search Engines

Summary Many library users believe that when they use a search engine, they are always getting factual, unbiased, and objective results. But search engines and the algorithms that power them are not neutral. This session explores some of the racial and gender biases found in search and looks at how these biases impact search results. […]

Apr 11, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Augmented and Virtual Reality Dioramas and Arboretums for XR Exhibitions, Engagement and Learning Design

  This demonstration and talk will present two products developed as digital twins of nature using geospatial datasets, visualized in an immersive augmented reality application, The AR Perpetual Garden App, and a virtual reality application, The Virtual UCF Arboretum. Both have been used in IRB approved research studies on learning outcomes that have shown learning […]

Dec 6, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Textually Speaking: Narratives of 20th Century Racial Struggle, Resistance, and Resilience Through Primary Sources

Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, using a unique publishing model where funding and source material are pooled together from libraries and archives. In this webinar, Reveal Digital staff will introduce the ASERL community to two significant digital resources in development, Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents […]

Nov 14, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems

Summary Regardless of their size, location, or communities served, all heritage organizations are involved in curating digital content, whether that content is born-digital or reformatted from physical materials. With funding from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS), Ithaka S+R launched an extensive research project to examine and assess the sustainability of digital preservation […]