Level Up Your Library with AI: Practical Uses for Library Staff and Patrons

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Learn how artificial intelligence is transforming libraries. Discover how leading libraries leverage AI to improve programs, empower patrons, streamline operations, and offer cutting-edge services. Explore real-world examples and demo the latest AI applications for tasks like research, readers’ advisory, marketing, data analysis and routine writing.

Artificial Intelligence in Alabama Higher Education

University of Alabama in Huntsville Student Services Building, 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL, United States

Join us for a daylong convening on Artificial Intelligence in Alabama Higher Education, sponsored by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The convening aims to bring together university leaders, faculty, researchers, practitioners, and students from Alabama’s higher education institutions and enhance the AI ecosystem across our […]

Credly Badging Webinar

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A badge issued through the Credly platform is a digital representation of a learning outcome, experience or competency based on the Open Badges Standard. Credly badges can be shared and verified online in a way that is easy and secure. Credly badges link to metadata that provides context and verification. They can be shared across the Internet for maximum visibility and recognition.
Breon Waldman, Customer Success Manager at Credly, will be walking through the earner experience in this webinar. 

NAAL Films on Demand Webinar

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Films on Demand is a comprehensive, instruction-focused streaming video subscription that offers every student and academic department on campus unlimited access to the most essential video titles for their field of study. Infobase Senior Director of Higher Education Sales Matthew Follett will introduce NAAL members to this essential educational resource. Register Here

Web visibility and more: Benefits of the NAAL FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscription

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The Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscription gives NAAL members WorldCat searching through the FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery services, plus participation in OCLC’s web visibility program which connects people to resources in libraries from popular nonlibrary websites. This program provides information about the benefits NAAL libraries receive from the subscription. It will […]

Transformative Agreements: Where to Begin

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Transformative agreements seek to revolutionize academic publishing by transitioning from subscription-based models towards open access, promising broader accessibility to scholarly research while supporting the scholarly ecosystem financially. In this session, you’ll learn about various types of transformative agreements, what they mean for libraries, and what to look for when entering into one.

All About AlabamaMosaic

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Celebrate NAAL's 40th Anniversary by learning about one of our most important and storied programs: AlabamaMosaic

Past to the Future: Intersections of Digitization, AI, and the Digital Humanities

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) would not exist without digitization. Machine Learning requires massive amounts of training documents with more data creating higher intelligence. The Digital Humanities has reenergized historical research. Decades-long digitization programs continue to build a vast and forever growing digital corpus. 

Bryan Benilous, Chief Consultant, Paperboy Digital Consulting, will discuss how digitization programs feed AI and how AI is being used to improve digitization. He will explore challenges with the existing ecosystem (silos, paywalls, biases, copyright, etc.) and dig deeper into how Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is utilized and how it is being improved by AI. Various digital humanities resources, both open access and commercial, will be highlighted. Attendees will be inspired to explore how their content might contribute to the broader digital corpus in support of the Digital Humanities.