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    Artificial Intelligence and Librarianship - 2nd Edition

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    Martin Frické, The University of Arizona

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    ISBN 13: 9780473704346

    Publisher: SoftOption

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Tabitha Driver, Learning Resource Center Lead, Eastern Shore Community College on 10/17/23

    While there is no index or glossary, the Table of Contents is very helpful in understanding the division of topics. There are also 60 pages of appendices. The division of librarians’ roles into synergists, sentries, educators, managers, and... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Intellectual Background 
    • Chapter 2: Chatbots 
    • Chapter 3: Language Models 
    • Chapter 4: Large Language Models 
    • Chapter 5: Large Multimodal Models
    • Chapter 6: Bias and Unfairness
    • Chapter 7: Bias in Machine Learning and Librarianship
    • Chapter 8: What Might Natural Language Processing (NLP) Bring to Librarianship?
    • Chapter 9: What are the Opportunities for Librarians?
    • Chapter 10: Librarians as Synergists
    • Chapter 11: Librarians as Sentries
    • Chapter 12: Librarians as Educators 
    • Chapter 13: Librarians as Managers
    • Chapter 14: Librarians as Astronauts 
    • Appendix A: Some Theoretical Background to Librarianship
    • Appendix B: Working with LLMS
    • Appendix C: Two Important Methodological Points
    • Appendix D: Causal Diagrams
    • Appendix E: Knowledge Graphs
    • Glossary
    • Bibliography 

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    About the Book

    Courses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Librarianship in ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information (MLIS) degrees are rare. We have all been surprised by ChatGPT and similar Large Language Models. Generative AI is an important new area for librarianship. It is also developing so rapidly that no one can really keep up. Those trying to produce AI courses for the MLIS degree need all the help they can get. This book is a gesture of support. It consists of about 100,000 words on the topic, with a 4-500 item bibliography. It is the 2024 Second Edition of a 2023 book. It is about 100 pages longer than the first edition.

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    Martin Frické, The University of Arizona

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