Library tools transform from analog stacks to artificial intelligence

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sterne reno 87 insideIn March 1987, new shelving installed by library staff, UAB students and volunteers provided storage for more than 200,000 printed volumes in Mervyn Sterne Library’s new addition in order to provide space to renovate the existing building.

In the 30-plus years following that renovation, library technology has grown exponentially — data and information once stored in physical card catalogs and in stacks is accessible through artificial intelligence and other digital means.

Hear UAB’s Emerging Technology’s Librarian Dorothy Ogdon discuss artificial intelligence as a technology, examples of current library-initiated projects in the United States and Europe and predictions about ways students and scholars may use this tool in their future work during a virtual seminar titled “AI and Libraries” 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Register ahead.