May 18, 2022

Australia: “How an AI Archive Platform is Helping a Victorian Library Keep Up with Data”

From ZDNet:

Victoria’s Stonnington Libraries together with Civica have developed an artificial intelligence-based proof-of-concept solution to remove the manual work involved with cataloguing and searching through library archive databases.


Initially, digital images such as photos, maps, scans, and sketches, as well as PDF-format text style documents, including minutes of meetings, flyers, newspapers, articles, and community group newsletters have been fed into the prototype digital archive.


Stonnington Libraries said it plans to also eventually archive audio files and contemporary video content in the database.

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See Also: Civica Enlightens Library Search with Artificial Intelligence (via MSFT)

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