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The AEOLIAN project will lead to the following outputs:

Six Workshops

  1. “Employing machine learning and artificial intelligence in cultural institutions”
  2. “Reimagining Industry / Academic / Cultural Heritage Partnerships in AI”
  3. “What challenges do Machine Learning and AI raise in terms of privacy, ethics, research integrity, reproducibility, and bias?”
  4. “AI/ML: Increasing Access, Visibility, and Engagement”
  5. “Creating and interrogating all document types and unlocking new data.”
  6. “What sorts of new and emerging methods will enable new breakthroughs in working with digital collections?”

Five Case Studies of US and UK Cultural Organisations

These case studies will feed into an open-access 100-page report for an interdisciplinary audience outlining avenues for future research.

Two Collections of Essays
These collections will be based on research from the AEOLIAN project, and will be published as special issue of journal or edited collection.

CFP for Special Issue “Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Materials”, Journal of Documentation

We invite contributions for a Special Issue on “Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Materials” to be published in Journal of Documentation (Emerald).

We are particularly enthusiastic to receive submissions from Digital Humanists, Computer Scientists, Cultural-Heritage Institutions, Archivists, Libraries and others who have a stake in born digital cultural heritage.

We are currently reviewing submissions.

Feature in ARC Magazine, Archives & Records Association (ARA)

Dr Katie Aske, Research Assistant for the AEOLIAN Network at Loughborough University, discusses the key outcomes of the network’s first workshop which addressed the ways in which Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged to help organise, search and understand digital collections across the sector. See ‘Better Together: AEOLIAN Network’s First Workshop’, Feature in ARC Magazine, Issue 381, Archives & Records Association, pp. 25–27. ISSN: 2632-7171 (September to October 2021).

Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Blog Post

The first blog post, written by Paul Gooding, Senior Lecturer in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow, was published on the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) blog. A not-for-profit membership organization, the DPC was founded in 2002, and now gathers more than 100 agencies from 13 countries. The blog post introduces the AEOLIAN network and its project outputs. It also encourages readers to join our AEOLIAN list-serv to receive updates on our initiative and latest news.

Artificial Intelligence for Libraries, Archives & Museums (AI4LAM) Blog Post

The second blog post, published on the Artificial Intelligence for Libraries, Archives & Museums website, has been written by Glen Worthey, Associate Director for Research Support Services in the HathiTrust Research Center, based in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences. Formed in 2018, AI4LAM is a collaborative framework for libraries, archives and museums to organize, share and elevate their knowledge about and use of artificial intelligence. This blog post details our partnerships and work so far, as well as our upcoming workshop on July 7. It also encourages readers to join our AEOLIAN list-serve to keep up to date with the project.

Archives Hub REVIEW: ‘Employing Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Cultural Institutions Workshop’. 

Adrian Stevenson, Technical Innovations Manager of Digital Resources at Jisc reviews the first workshop from the AEOLIAN project for Archives Hub.

American Library Association’s Choose Privacy Every Day Blog Interview with Glen Worthey.

Virginia Dressler, Digital Projects Librarian at Kent State University interviews Glen Worthey in “Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Organizations (AEOLIAN) NEH Grant” for the American Library Association’s Choose Privacy Every Day blog.

News Eye interview: A Conversation with Dr Lise Jaillant.

Amanda Maunoury, National Library of France, interviews Lise Jaillant in “Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Organisations: A Conversation with Dr Lise Jaillant” for the News Eye blog.