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Archives, Access and AI: Working with Born-Digital and Digitised Archival Collections - call for papers

Event date Event time Event location
15/01/2020 - 17/01/2020 The Broadcast Centre, Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Lesney Ave, London E15 2GZ

Automation, Access and AI are becoming keywords to decipher our history. We do not suffer from a lack of records, but from too many records - often locked away in dark archives.

How can we shed light on born-digital and digitised archives? What is the role of automation and AI? How can we give greater access to archives currently closed to the public? What are the best ways to involve donors/ creators of born-digital archives, and work with them in an active and collaborative way rather than as a passive part of the deposit process?

About the conference

This three-day conference in London, 15-17 January 2020 will bring together archivists, humanities scholars, computer scientists and policy makers to discuss the way we work with archives now. At a time of rapid change, it is essential to harness the data revolution to bring our cultural heritage from obscurity to light.

This conference is partly funded by an AHRC Leadership Fellowship awarded to Dr Jaillant for “Survival of the Weakest: Preserving and Analysing Born-Digital Records to Understand How Small Poetry Publishers Survive in the Global Marketplace.”

Visit the Poetry Survival website to find out more about the project and the conference at: www.poetrysurvival.com/2019/04/archives-access-and-ai-working-with.html.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with #ArAcAi.

Call for papers

The deadline for sending an abstract is 1 June 2019.

Please send a 300-word proposal and one-page CV by 1 June 2019 to Lise Jaillant, email: l.jaillant@lboro.ac.uk and Victoria Stobo, email: victoria.stobo@manchester.ac.uk.

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