MONOVA’s Archivist, Dr. Jessica Bushey has been selected to chair the Working Group on Reference and Access for the newly launched InterPARES Trust AI project.
Led by Dr. Luciana Duranti and Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed from the University of British Columbia’s iSchool, IP Trust AI is an international research project that will explore how Artificial Intelligence can support archival institutions and government records professionals.
MONOVA is a partner institution with IP Trust AI, providing a test bed for research, tool development and implementation throughout the five-year project.
Other notable archival institutions involved with the project are: Library Archives of Canada, National Archives of UK, State Archives of Hawaii, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Archives (UNESCO), and the Historical Archives of the European Union. IP Trust AI is funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
I’m excited to announce that funding has been awarded to the InterPARES Trust AI research project, led by UBC iSchool faculty, Dr. Duranti and Dr. Mageed. MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver contributed to the research proposal as a Partner Institution, and will receive graduate research assistants during the project’s duration [2021-2026] to explore approaches to implementing artificial intelligence (computer automation) to support the activities of archival reference and access services. — Dr. Jessica Bushey, Archivist
Dr. Jessica Bushey will be working with archivists and organizations from around the world to assist researchers trying to locate accurate records amongst the growing volumes of digital information. As part of the project, Dr. Bushey will supervise graduate research assistants and participate in research meetings on behalf of MONOVA.
Stay tuned for more updates about this project in the coming months.
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