AI & the Library: Looking for rules!

The age of AI necessitates that libraries develop policy and procedure governing the use of the technology by our institutions. As someone who has written a good deal of policy around emerging tech, two of my building blocks have always been federal/state/local law and the manufacturer or developer’s own terms of service. Any discussion ofContinue reading “AI & the Library: Looking for rules!”

AI in the Library: Developing Policy, Procedure, and Professionals

While artificial intelligence holds tremendous potential for libraries, it also comes with significant concerns and the potential for harm. We find ourselves sailing uncertain waters; there are few guard rails governing AI’s use. Even as we acknowledge this truth, we must also note that library staff are already experimenting with AI chatbots (most commonly ChatGPT),Continue reading “AI in the Library: Developing Policy, Procedure, and Professionals”

3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!

The news cycle has been dominated by the impending publication of plans for 3D-printed firearms, originally set for August 1, 2018. A federal judge has intervened,¬†issuing a restraining order¬†to block the files from being posted, for the time being. For libraries with a 3D printer, this seems an appropriate time to discuss the importance ofContinue reading “3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!”