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Humanist Archives: Sept. 28, 2019, 6:59 a.m. Humanist 33.282 - pubs: AI in libraries cfp

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        Date: 2019-09-27 20:08:43+00:00
        From: Sandy Hervieux 
        Subject: Call for chapter proposals - The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries

Hello Colleagues,

We are excited to announce that we are accepting proposals for chapters
in the upcoming ACRL publication, /The Rise of AI: Implications and
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries/. Please
consider submitting a chapter or sharing within your networks.


In this book we aim to take a snapshot in time of the current state of
AI in academic libraries. By compiling case studies on the use of such
technology, we can begin to understand how librarians are responding to
the potential for yet another substantial change in the way we do our work.

Artificial Intelligence is often feared due to hyped up news articles
that claim "robots are coming to take our jobs". While this may be a
possibility, it is not an inevitability. The use of AI is more than just
a replacement of the librarian, it can be a tool adopted in everyday
practice. We aim to collect chapters that reflect how AI is being
evaluated or adopted within user services and instruction, collections
and technical services, research support, and other special projects or

Suggested topics

   * User services and Instruction
       o Impacts of AI on Information Literacy
       o Workshops about AI
       o Workshops using or teaching how to use AI
       o Privacy and surveillance instruction, ethics of AI
   * Collections and Technical Services
       o Cataloguing or metadata creation
       o Tracking electronic resource behaviour
       o Linked data applications
       o Natural language processing and other database algorithms
       o Digital collections and archives
   * Research Support
       o Research data management
       o Bibliometrics and altmetrics tracking
       o Augmented literature reviews
       o AI use in data collection and storage
   * Special Projects and Collaborations
       o AI hubs created on campus or with library involvement
       o Partnerships with campus research centres or outside parties
       o Other initiatives with LIS related impacts

Note that this is not an exhaustive list and we welcome proposals on
other AI ventures within academic libraries.


   * Abstracts: November 17th, 2019
   * Notice of acceptance December 13th, 2019
   * Chapter due: April 30th, 2020

Submission guidelines

Proposals should include

   * Author name
   * Affiliation and CV
   * Chapter title, and abstract
   * Chapter abstracts should be 400-500 words in length.
   * Proposals should be email to the editors in a Word document by
     November 17th, 2019.
   * For the purpose of this book we will be using one inclusive
     definition of AI, found here


Authors will be notified by December 13th. Complete chapters should be
submitted by April 30th, 2020.

Chapters should be unique to this publication. No previously published
or simultaneously submitted materials should be included.

Any questions regarding chapter proposals or general inquiries about
this book can be directed to the editors, Sandy Hervieux and Amanda


Sandy Hervieux
Liaison Librarian
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
McGill University
3459 McTavish Street, Montreal, Qc, H3A 0C9

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