Unlocking our Digital Past
How can AI help improve the preservation, access to and usability of born-digital archives?
Unlocking our Digital Past is a project based at Loughborough University that seeks to better understand how AI can help improve the preservation, access to and usability of born-digital archives. The project is funded by the Enterprise Projects Group (EPG). The EPG funding comes from the Higher Education Innovation Fund, which is administered at Loughborough through the Enterprise Committee.
The project team are collaborating with Cabinet Office colleagues to better understand the potential impact of AI on contemporary public records, the archivists preserving and managing them, and the researchers accessing them.
The project will be hosting two workshops and producing interviews and a research report on the findings. We will be sharing more information on the progress of the project through this website and blog.
For more information on our related projects, please see the AEOLIAN Network (Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Organisations) and AURA (Archives in the UK/Republic of Ireland & AI) Network.