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Report from 2019 Satellite in Corfu, Greece

The 2019 Satellite Meeting theme was "Artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on libraries and librarianship", jointly presented by the KM Section and Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group. Co-chairs were Sylvia Piggott, Knowledge Management Standing Committee, and Xuemao Wang, DH/DS SIG programme co-chair. The Program team members included Spencer Acadia (webmaster), Elizabeth Turner (program management), Jane Dysart, Monica Ertel, Zheng (John) Wang, Long Xiao. Located at the

Ionion University of Corfu, Greece.


36 people attended from 11 countries with 7 speakers. Co-chair Sylvia Piggot remarks that there was very good participation from local people as well.


The programme consisted of 20-minute talks then Q&A session. Questions were generally about the meaning of AI for library communities. All presentations and discussions focused on AI in the context of library and information services profession, potential AI applications to library and information service operations, ethics implications of AI adoption, as well as new opportunities for AI enabled future for library communities.


In general, the meeting was well received by the host university and their local colleagues including the library community, internationally. The meeting received good support from InterOptics, our sponsor in Greece, which paid the invoice directly to the catering company for food and water supply. KM and DH/DS SIG thank all those who participated in making this a successful event.



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