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We are excited to be heading to IS&T Archiving 2024 NEXT WEEK!
Check out what you can expect from DT.

Explore what to expect in Can/Should AI Do That? Heritage Digitization Use Cases for AI. Join us for this enriching course designed to equip attendees with essential skills and knowledge in the realm of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as applied in a heritage context. By participating in this course, you’ll gain the following benefits:

  • Gain proficiency in fundamental ML/AI tools and techniques commonly utilized in heritage settings.
  • Learn to articulate the objectives of a proposed AI/ML project and craft Request for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Develop the ability to assess vendors and devise pilot projects for AI/ML initiatives.
  • Construct an evaluation framework incorporating practical and ethical considerations to enhance digitized collections through AI/ML technologies.

Here’s a brief overview of the course:

Course Description:

Understanding the potential and limitations of AI is crucial in cultural heritage settings. This course commences with an introduction to AI within a heritage context, followed by three case studies demonstrating how AI can augment collections metadata through entity extraction, context-specific geomapping, image segmentation, caption generation, and refinement using Large Language Models. We’ll then delve into developing frameworks for evaluating AI, covering aspects such as stakeholder involvement, defining research questions and project objectives, the role of pilot projects, and criteria for measuring success. Throughout, we’ll emphasize ethical considerations and the potential for bias, alongside efficiency and Return on Investment (ROI). And yes, AI played a part in crafting this description.

Intended Audience:

This course is tailored for digitization program managers, collection managers, and professionals responsible for digitization and metadata project management. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

Meet Your Instructors:

  • Julie McVey: Senior Manager of Digital Collections at the National Geographic Society’s Special Collections. With expertise in digital curation, metadata standards, and technology innovations, Julie holds an MA in History and an MLIS from the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Doug Peterson: Co-owner and Head of R+D and Product Management at Digital Transitions. Doug brings a wealth of experience, holding a BS in Commercial Photography from Ohio University. He has authored several technical guidelines and recommendations for cultural heritage digitization and is a member of ISO TC 42, contributing to digitization standards.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and stay at the forefront of technological advancements in heritage preservation. Register now and join us for an engaging learning experience!

Hi[Lighting] the DT Stellar:

Come check out our exhibit table where we will be shining a spotlight on the DT Stellar. With its impressive lighting statistics, including high spectral quality (CRI=98, CQS=98, TM30-15=98) and featuring DT Fusion for improved color accuracy even on spectrally challenging colorants, the DT Stellar ensures unparalleled accuracy in capturing the true colors and details of both reflective and transmissive archival materials. From delicate manuscripts to vintage photographs, the DT Stellar illuminates every aspect with precision, setting a new standard for digitization excellence.


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