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CLIC Conference: Artificial Intelligence, Creative Design, and Libraries

CLIC Conference: Artificial Intelligence, Creative Design, and Libraries

CLIC’s 2019 Conference will focus on artificial intelligence and creative design. The morning speakers will address artificial intelligence and libraries. The afternoon session will be an engaging interactive workshop in creativity and design.

Online Registration Form Deadline to register is Monday, April 15.

Date/time: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: Alumni Room in Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Registration (includes lunch): free to CLIC library staff/MLIS students. $75.00 for non-CLIC members. Pre-registration is required. Payment required in advance via cash or check made out to: CLIC.


8:30am-9:00am Registration/introductions

9:00am-10:15am Keynote: From digital objects to data: how libraries can use AI for discovery, Nicole Coleman, Digital Research Architect for the Stanford University Libraries and Research Director for Humanities+Design

10:15am-10:30am Break

10:30am-11:15am Adventures in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, an update from the field, Richard C Belanger, SVP & GM, ProQuest Books

11:15am-12:00noon Links with Meaning: Using Linked Data with Artificial Intelligence, Lizzy Baus, Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex

12:00noon-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm, Interactive workshop, Design Creativity within Libraries, Brad Hokanson, Mertie W. Buckman Professor of Design Education, University of Minnesota

About the Presenters:

 Nicole Coleman is Digital Research Architect for the Stanford University Libraries and Research Director for Humanities+Design, a research lab at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. Nicole works at the intersection of the digital library and digital scholarship as a lead architect in the design and development of practical research services. She is currently leading an initiative within the Library to identify and enact applications of artificial intelligence —machine perception, machine learning, machine reasoning, and language recognition— to make the collections of maps, photographs, manuscripts, data sets and other assets more easily discoverable, accessible, and analyzable. Nicole’s publications.

At Humanities + Design she has led the design and development of numerous tools for data visualization and analysis including Palladio, Breve, and, most recently, Data Pen. The lab encourages and supports collaboration between researchers from the humanities and design to encode interpretive method in tools for data analysis. Lessons learned in that work have proven essential to designing human-centered applications of machine intelligence in support of research.

Richard C. Belanger is SVP & GM, ProQuest Books. Over the last few years, advances in AI/ML powered by cloud-computing have transformed the landscape. As a large content aggregator, ProQuest has been experimenting with many approaches to enhance their products using these new tools. At this session, Rich will share their experiences and high-level overview of their future plans.

 Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She provides all sorts of continuing education for tech services professionals, both in person and online, on various topics related to cataloging and metadata. She holds an MLIS and a Master’s in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The main idea of Linked Data is to connect things in meaningful ways (at the most basic level). If the idea of Artificial Intelligence is to make meaningful connections, then it seems the two are made to work together. Lizzy Baus will discuss some of the ways in which LD and AI can work together and offer examples of relevant projects.

Brad Hokanson is the Mertie W. Buckman Professor of Design Education at the University of Minnesota. He has received multiple teaching awards and has a diverse academic record, including degrees in Art, Architecture, and Urban Design, and a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology. Brad is the author of Developing Creative Thinking Skills: an Introduction for Learners (2018) and other books.

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