ChatGPT for Libraries and Archives

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Join Sara Brumfield as she provides a deep dive of ChatGPT? In this webinar, she'll discuss:

What Is ChatGPT?
Understanding How It Works (Using A Digital Humanities Text Visualization!)
Is ChatGPT Generative or Derivative?
Modes For Interacting with ChatGPT -- Prompts, Starting Points, Co-Piloting, and Chatbots
Lying, Attribution, and Copyright
What Does This Mean for Archives and Libraries?
The “Antidote” to ChatGPT

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Explain what ChatGPT is and how it works
Describe the difference between generative and derivative text
List possible uses for ChatGPT in the library and archives setting


Sara Brumfield is a software engineer, library and digital humanities consultant and co-creator of FromThePage, a crowdsourcing platform where libraries, archives, and museums share documents for transcription. Prior to founding FromThePage, she spent 17 years as a software engineer with IBM, inventing or co-inventing eight patents. She has a BA in Computer Science and the Study of Women and Gender from Rice University.

State library and/or archives agency; Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Academic library: 2 year; Government library; Archives; Special collections
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.