Next week our AHRC-funded project on “Contextualising email archives” will be presenting at two digital archives events – at the same time!
Adam will present follow on work at the third and final AURA event (16 March, 10:30-17:00), while I will be presenting our work at the Digital Archives Learning Event (DALE) “Strictly on the Download” event run by The National Archives (16 March 2-4pm).
Information on the AURA event follows below and you can book here.
Information on the the DALE event follows after the AURA information, and you can book here.
Artificial Intelligence and Archives: What comes next?
This final workshop will bring together all key actors in the archive “circuit”: from creators of data, to archivists and to users (thereby crossing the boundaries between Computer Scientists and Humanities Scholars) with the aim of planning new projects on AI and Archives.
Workshop 3 is organised by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the AURA project team.
Tuesday 16th March
- 10:30 – 10:40 Welcome (Lise Jaillant and Melissa Terras)
- 10:40 – 11:40 Keynote presentation, “Can Archives make AI Better?”
– Professor Andrew Prescott, University of Glasgow
Chair: Bea Alex, University of Edinburgh
- 10 minute break
- 11:50 – 12:50 Focus on Digital Humanities
– Dr Larry Stapleton, “The INSYTE Cooley Laboratory, Waterford Institute of Technology: A Survey of Key Themes, Recent Research and Future Directions”
– Angeliki Tzouganatou, University of Hamburg, “AI, openness and participation in digital cultural archives”
– Dr Jennifer O’Mahoney, Waterford Institute of Technology, “The role of born digital data in confronting a difficult and contested past through digital storytelling”
Chair: Rachel Hosker, University of Edinburgh
- 1 hour lunch break
- 13:50 – 14:50 Focus on machine learning/ AI techniques
– Dr Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, University of Padova, “Bias and Fairness in AI: New Challenges with Open Data?”
– Professor Matthieu d’Aquin, National University of Ireland, Galway, “AI for archives and collections: From processing metadata to analysing content”
– Bram van der Warf, “What comes next? AI for discovery or destruction?”
Chair: Rachel Foss, British Library
- 15 minute break
- 15:05 – 15:45 Focus on Ethics
– Dr Jenny Bunn and Mark Bell, The National Archives, “Archives and AI: What now?”
– Dr Adam Nix, De Montfort University, “Finding light in dark archives: Using AI to connect context and content in email”
Chair: David Canning, Cabinet Office
- 15:45 – 16:45 Roundtable discussion
Melissa Terras; Joe Nockels; Rachel Hosker; Mike Bennet; Kirsty Lingstadt; Anthea Seles
- 16:45 – 17:00 Short talk and closing remarks (Dr Annalina Caputo, Dublin City University)
Digital preservation in action
About this Event
‘Strictly on the download: digital preservation in action’ will explore how services are utilising digital preservation tools and resources to take next steps in delivering effective and high quality projects, and to think about the needs of a new generation of digital researchers. The event will also include an update on ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’, The National Archives’ strategy to increase digital capacity across the archive sector.
DALE is the Digital Archives Learning Exchange, a network facilitated by The National Archives to explore digital challenges, build capacity and improve digital skills across the sector.
14:00-14:10 Welcome, introductions and Plugged In, Powered Up update
Jo Pugh, The National Archives
14:10-14:30 ‘From Guidance to Action: Implementing Digital Preservation Processes at the Garden Museum’
Rosie Vizor, The Garden Museum
14:35-15:05 ‘Introduction to Digital Archives Graphical Risk Assessment Model (DiAGRAM)’
David Underdown, The National Archives
15:15-15:35 ‘Finding light in dark archives: Searching email archives by connecting content and context’
Prof. Stephanie Decker, University of Bristol
All presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session