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Artificial intelligence arrives in the library

Artificial intelligence arrives in the library PurposeThe purpose of this column is to examine artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential relationship to the library.Design/methodology/approachLiterature review and commentary on this topic have been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.FindingsThe very disruptive nature of any new technology could be viewed as a threat to many institutions, including the library. But with the eventual acceptance and incorporation of AI into its services, it is certainly possible to speculate that this latest technology “intrusion” could also offer many potential positive enhancements into a multitude of library services, many of which are only being examined, considered and piloted in their early stages of development.Originality/valueThe value in exploring this topic is to present a look at the potential of using AI in the library and to open a discussion of its potential benefits. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information and Learning Science Emerald Publishing

Artificial intelligence arrives in the library

Information and Learning Science , Volume 119 (7/8): 4 – Jul 9, 2018

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2398-5348
DOI
10.1108/ILS-02-2018-0011
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this column is to examine artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential relationship to the library.Design/methodology/approachLiterature review and commentary on this topic have been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.FindingsThe very disruptive nature of any new technology could be viewed as a threat to many institutions, including the library. But with the eventual acceptance and incorporation of AI into its services, it is certainly possible to speculate that this latest technology “intrusion” could also offer many potential positive enhancements into a multitude of library services, many of which are only being examined, considered and piloted in their early stages of development.Originality/valueThe value in exploring this topic is to present a look at the potential of using AI in the library and to open a discussion of its potential benefits.

Journal

Information and Learning ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 9, 2018

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