May 22, 2022

Journal Article: “Understanding Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries – Extensive Literature Review”

The following article was published today by LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research.

Title

Understanding Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries – Extensive Literature Review

Authors

Andrea Gasparini
University of Oslo Library

Heli Kautonen
Finnish Literature Society Library

Source

LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research, 32(1)

DOI: 10.53377/lq.10934

Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) now forms a part of various activities in the academic world. AI will also affect how research libraries perform and carry out their services and how the various kinds of data they hold in their repositories will be used in the future. For the moment, the landscape is complex and unclear, and library personnel and leaders are uncertain about where they should lay the path ahead. This extensive literature review provides an overview of how research libraries understand, react to, and work with AI. This paper examines the roles conceived for libraries and librarians, their users, and AI. Finally, design thinking is presented as an approach to solving emerging issues with AI and opening up opportunities for this technology at a more strategic level.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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