Constructing HKU COVID-19 Digital Archives: Harnessing AI for Building Comprehensive Research Collection
By Dr. Kam Ming KU, Associate Librarian (Technology Support Services), The University of Hong Kong Libraries.
By Ms. Jessica LEE, Research Assistant / Executive Officer (Digital Scholarship and Data Analytics), The University of Hong Kong Libraries.
Date: February 23, 2024 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Language: English and supplemented with Cantonese
Digital Interactive Lab, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong Libraries
(Priority will be given to HKLA members)
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In this presentation, the speakers will explore the remarkable journey of HKU Libraries in constructing an online digital archive dedicated to capturing the works from HKU scholars during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within a span of six months and with limited human resources, HKU Libraries leveraged technologies and data science methodologies to curate a comprehensive collection from diverse sources such as YouTube, websites, and electronic databases.
The speakers will share their experiences and insights, offering a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on this project. They will also unveil the strategies employed to overcome challenges in the development of the collection. Attendees will gain insights into the technologies employed by HKU Libraries, including web scraping, speech-to-text conversion, NLP by OpenAI which played pivotal roles in collecting, transforming, augmenting from data to information.
Dr. Kam Ming KU is the associate librarian of the University of Hong Kong Libraries. With a background in engineering and librarianship, he brings a unique perspective to the intersection of information science and technological advancements. He has been playing a pivotal role in revolutionizing scholarly communication and information access through the integration of digital tools and technologies. He is at the forefront of leveraging emerging technologies to enhance library services and user experience. He has led numbers of successful initiatives to develop and implement innovative solutions that facilitate efficient research, knowledge discovery, and collaboration within the academic community. He has been a part-time lecturer of the University of HK and is an adjunct lecturer at the HKU SPACE and Charles Sturt University for librarianship courses.
Ms. Jessica Lee was a research assistant and is now an executive officer in digital scholarship & data analytics at the University of Hong Kong Libraries. With a background in engineering, she focuses on leveraging Artificial Intelligence technologies to enhance library services and digital repository projects. Ms. Lee has cultivated extensive expertise in utilizing Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Large Language Model (LLM) techniques to support the processing and analysis of textual data. She has played a pivotal role as a core member in developing the HKU COVID-19 Digital Archives.
Directory to Venue
By MTR: The University of Hong Kong is located at the HKU Station (香港大學站). Take exit A1/A2 to the FB level and turn left to the University Street.