Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 7-28-2023


In the digital age, libraries face evolving challenges in managing vast amounts of information, providing efficient services, and ensuring a seamless user experience. Traditional library systems have been significantly transformed by the integration of automation and information technologies. One such transformative technology is Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has the potential to revolutionize library operations and services.

This research aims to explore and analyze the role of Artificial Intelligence in library automation. The study will investigate various applications of AI within libraries, such as collection management, cataloging, user services, data analytics, and recommendation systems. Additionally, the research will delve into the benefits and challenges that libraries encounter in adopting AI-driven automation solutions.

To conduct the research, a mixed-methods approach will be employed. Surveys and interviews will be conducted with librarians, library staff, and users to gauge their perspectives and experiences with AI implementations. Furthermore, case studies of libraries that have already integrated AI into their operations will be analyzed to gain insights into best practices and potential pitfalls.

The findings of this research are expected to shed light on how AI enhances library automation and improves the overall efficiency and effectiveness of library services. Additionally, the study will identify potential ethical and privacy concerns associated with AI adoption in libraries and propose guidelines for responsible AI usage.

By understanding the role of AI in library automation, this research will contribute to the growing body of knowledge on how technology can support and transform information institutions in the modern era. Libraries can use the research findings as a guide to make informed decisions regarding the implementation of AI solutions and to enhance their services, ultimately benefiting library users and the broader community.