Library Tech Trends for 2024
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by Nick Tanzi
1M ago
What are the library tech trends for 2024? In many ways we can expect a year that will be shaped by artificial intelligence and how we react to it. The Outlook for Library Digital Collections Financial Constraints Continuing a long-standing trend, libraries will make sizable investments in their collections of ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies/music, e-magazines, The post Library Tech Trends for 2024 appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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Streamlining Staff Tech Training
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by Nick Tanzi
2M ago
Let’s face it, staff training can be extremely time-intensive! For some tips on streamlining your library’s tech training and keeping those skills current, check out this clip from a talk I gave at Internet Librarian 2023. Thanks for watching! For upcoming appearances, check out my schedule. The post Streamlining Staff Tech Training appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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Implementing AI in Libraries in Our Uncertain Environment
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by Nick Tanzi
2M ago
When I speak with library professionals in the U.S. and abroad, they commonly voice their frustration in trying to plan for AI implementation in such an uncertain environment. With that in mind, here’s some tips to help you get started implementing artificial intelligence at your library. What’s the Current Regulatory Environment? As it stands right The post Implementing AI in Libraries in Our Uncertain Environment appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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AI & the Library: Looking for rules!
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by Nick Tanzi
6M ago
The age of AI necessitates that libraries develop policy and procedure governing the use of the technology by our institutions. As someone who has written a good deal of policy around emerging tech, two of my building blocks have always been federal/state/local law and the manufacturer or developer’s own terms of service. Any discussion of The post AI & the Library: Looking for rules! appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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A Resource List on AI in the Library
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by Nick Tanzi
7M ago
The talk around artificial intelligence and libraries can be exciting, frightening, and very confusing. Here’s a resource list on AI in the library to help you get started! These sources cover the impact of artificial intelligence on libraries, free courses on popular AI tools, and the early legislative action regarding AI and copyright. Getting Familiar The post A Resource List on AI in the Library appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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Libraries, Tech, & Public Health
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by Nick Tanzi
8M ago
Public libraries and public health have long been intertwined, with technology helping to facilitate the pairing. Let’s explore the past and present, as we chart a course for the future. Spotlight on 3D Printing The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic saw shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE). In some communities, library 3d printing capability The post Libraries, Tech, & Public Health appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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How Public Libraries Have Adapted to Technological Change: A Radio Interview with 90.3 WHPC
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by Nick Tanzi
10M ago
Broadcast on 90.3 WHPC, Instruction Discussion is a weekly radio show that examines the most current topics and trends in education that impact both Long Island schools and those around the world. On April 25th, I sat down for an interview with the show’s host, Kevin Boston-Hill, where we discussed how public libraries have adapted The post How Public Libraries Have Adapted to Technological Change: A Radio Interview with 90.3 WHPC appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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AI in the Library: Developing Policy, Procedure, and Professionals
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by Nick Tanzi
10M ago
While artificial intelligence holds tremendous potential for libraries, it also comes with significant concerns and the potential for harm. We find ourselves sailing uncertain waters; there are few guard rails governing AI’s use. Even as we acknowledge this truth, we must also note that library staff are already experimenting with AI chatbots (most commonly ChatGPT), The post AI in the Library: Developing Policy, Procedure, and Professionals appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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How Can AI Be Used in Libraries?
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by Nick Tanzi
1y ago
As artificial intelligence continues to grow by leaps and bounds, how is AI technology manifesting itself in our public, academic, and school libraries? AI-Powered Patron Assistance Library digital services contain an amalgam of third-party e-media collections and software solutions, which we try to present as a unified library experience. While libraries have experimented (and continue to experiment) The post How Can AI Be Used in Libraries? appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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Library Tech Trends for 2023
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by Nick Tanzi
1y ago
As we head into 2023, I wanted to take some time to share a few of the library technology trends that I see taking shape. Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Our Libraries While some applications of AI in libraries may be bleeding edge, the technology is already making its impact felt, particularly in the areas of The post Library Tech Trends for 2023 appeared first on The Digital Librarian ..read more
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