The University of Notre Dame has been awarded a one-year Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) planning grant to assess the need for library-based machine learning and natural language processing tools to facilitate automated metadata creation and classification in support of cross-disciplinary discovery and research.
During 2019, the Hesburgh Libraries grant team will develop several in-person and online opportunities designed to stimulate national engagement and assess stakeholder demand for these proposed tools. The grant team intends to:
- Facilitate conversation among scholars, computer scientists, and librarians to reconcile domain-specific, best approaches to support cross-disciplinary discovery
- Determine how to provide a framework for librarians to engage in innovative approaches to supporting research
- Ascertain the national need for library-based automated tools that support cross-disciplinary research
- Identify and solidify partnerships for tool development in support of this need
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), award number LG-72-18-0221-18. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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