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Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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ChatGPT, AI "Creators" and the End of Cataloging - Webinar (06/06/23)

Does ChatGPT and other AI content creators spell the end of cataloging and metadata work as we know it? Absolutely not, but it will (eventually) change the work we do. 

Join Robin Fay in dissecting what ChatGPT can do with our data, what our opportunities are, and whether we should be concerned that we will be outsourced to a "robot". 

Bring your questions and thoughts as we explore the promise and pitfalls of AI generated metadata for textual works and images. We'll discuss how we have harnessed the power of automation since well... the 1970s and the rise of MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) and how resource description metadata work remains at the intersection between users, data, and our own library work. We'll explore the impact of changing standards, data modeling (LRM), systems migrations, user expectations, and technological innovation on our work as practitioners of data management.  Practical tools for harnessing the power of automation will be shared, including how to experiment with AI metadata projects. 

Resources: Slides, AI resources, automation tools, and much more! 

Audience: All library staff; No technical services experience is needed for this session which will be of interest to all technical services staff, key stakeholders and decision makers in libraries, including Directors and Managers, as well as any library staff interested in data, technical services, or big changes on the way that will impact all libraries!  

Virtual Trainer: Robin Fay

Robin Fay is a metadata and cataloger expert trainer. With over 15 years’ cataloging and metadata experience including for the Library of Congress, University of Georgia Libraries, University System of Georgia Documentation Group, Orbis Cascade Alliance, among others, Robin combines real life experience with a warm and enthusiastic training style. Robin is a sought after speaker and trainer, having trained staff at all levels in public and academic libraries, in addition to archives and special collections.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.