AI4LAM is an international, participatory community focused on advancing the use of artificial intelligence in, for and by libraries, archives and museums. 

Community call: 18 June 2024

Our next Community Call is scheduled for June 18, 2024, 8 AM California | 11 AM Washington DC | 16:00 UK | 17:00 Oslo & Paris | 01:00 (+1) Sydney . The theme for this session is Whisper–Choosing a Model and Operationalizing a  Speech to Text Pipeline. Whisper’s release has been catalytic and created incredible promise for transcribing AV materials. Over the last year, many institutions have gone from exploring Whisper to testing, designing and implementing a speech-to-text pipeline. This set of lightning talks will describe work in detail at three institutions on topics ranging from finding and fine tuning the right model to implementing an end-to-end service (including software for caption review and correction and media players). 


o Javier de la Rosa, National Library of Norway AI-lab

o Oddmund Møgedal, University of Oslo on Autotext

o Alan Lundgard, Niqui O’Neil & Ed Summers, Stanford University Libraries

Please see the agenda for full details, including the joining link. 

Fantastic Futures Canberra 2024 conference

Fantastic Futures Canberra 2024 conference planning is well underway with our hosts at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, and the save the date has been issued! Start thinking about travel now, and planning for a trip to Canberra! 

More details from:, and use the form at the bottom of the page to join their FF24 mailing list.  

Registration is now open.

AI4LAM Awesome List

The AI4LAM Awesome List is an online list of resources of interest to the AI4LAM community. It features very brief descriptions and links to learning materials, software tools, projects, and various other resources relevant to the intersection of AI and (G)LAMs. The list is curated and maintained cooperatively by people in AI4LAM. Anyone can make suggestions for additions, changes, and improvements. 

We have new ways of contributing and making suggestions, so do check out our new page all about it!

Community Participation

Check out our brand new guidance document, which highlights the many different way to get involved as part of the AI4LAM Community! You can find it in our Community Drive, or linked directly here

Conferences: Fantastic Futures

Every year the community ai4lam meets at a conference called "Fantastic Futures"

The first one was in 2018 organized by the National library of Norway in Oslo, the second was in 2019 organized by the Stanford University Libraries and the third one was in 2021 organized at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.

For more informations:

Conference in the National library of Norway

Conference in Stanford University libraries

Conference in the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Conference in Internet Archives Vancouver

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ai4lam holds open community calls on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 AM PT | 11 AM ET | 4 PM UK | 5 PM CET.  Join the ai4lam Slack or the Google Group for connection information.

We have working groups! Have a look at the "Working Groups" section to get more information. It is up to you now!

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