Events Calendar

AI for Digital Preservation

15 Mar 2023 at 3:00pm - 15 Mar 2023 at 5:00pm UTC

We hear Artificial Intelligence (AI) being mentioned frequently in the news, but this typically seems quite removed from our day-to-day work with digital archives. Whilst we are sure that AI and Machine Learning must be able to help us manage and preserve large quantities of digital content, it can be hard to find opportunities to consider how it might help and to know where to start. 

For those digital preservation practitioners who are curious about the application of Artificial Intelligence and interested in how we as a profession might engage with it going forward, this event offers an accessible introduction and a flavour of some of the ongoing work in this area. We will hear from a range of speakers about how they have used AI and related techniques to further digital preservation and their work with archives.

This is the first of two DPC events on the topic of AI and digital preservation this month. A follow-up event will be held in Canberra on 22 March at a time to suit participants in the Australasia and Asia Pacific time zone.


15:00 - Welcome
15:10 - Archives and AI: An Overview of Current Debates and Future Perspectives - Tobias Blanke and Charles Jeurgens, University of Amsterdam
15:30 - Digital Preservation for AI: a flipped perspective - Yunhyoung Kim, University of Glasgow
15:45 - Appraising Video: A Machine Learning (ML) Success Story - Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, World Bank Group
16:00 - BREAK
16:10 - Towards a National AI-Enabled Repository for Wales - Sarah Higgins, University of Aberystwyth
16:25 - A call for a community framework for implementing ML and AI - Abigail Potter and Meghan Ferriter, Library of Congress
16:40 - Discussion and Q&A
17:00 - Close

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DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy 

The DPC Community is guided by the values set out in our Strategic Plan and aims to be respectful, welcoming, inclusive and transparent. We encourage diversity in all its forms and are committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation, whilst remaining technology and vendor neutral. We ask all those who are part of this community and/or attending an event to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy

Event Location: Online