10 Ways AI Will Change Archives

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (LYRASIS Member / Non-Member)  
5/16/2024 2:00 PM
- 3:00 PM Eastern Time
10 Ways AI Will Change Archives
Live Online $50.00 / $75.00


Are you an archivist wondering how AI will influence your work? This webinar will cover the following:

The various methods in which AI will enhance the accessibility of your texts
The utilization of AI in describing and suggesting items
The increased demand for improved and more intricate search capabilities due to enhanced accessibility and detailed descriptions
Novel ways to engage with archival collections, including conversational search bots and simplified analysis of historical datasets

Learning Outcomes

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

Describe how AI can enhance accessibility in archives, including improving the experience for visually impaired users and enabling efficient full-text searches
Demonstrate this knowledge by identifying potential applications in their own archival practices


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.

Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Museum; Archives; Historical Society / Site; Special collections; Performing Arts Organization
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.