Practitioner Researcher in Residence
Vice Dean, Libraries
University of Arizona
In light of widespread interest, OCLC Research commissioned the development of a community research agenda that charts library engagement with data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. “Responsible Operations: Shaping a Community Research Agenda” is the result. This work was guided by an advisory board and constituted by interviews, an in-person working event, and asynchronous contributions from March 2019 to September 2019. Suggested areas of investigation are interdependent in nature, spanning responsible operations, description and discovery, shared methods and data, machine-actionable collections, workforce development, data science services, and interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration. Given the scale of positive and negative impacts presented by the work that lies ahead, committing to interdependence across challenges is more important than ever. This session aims to report out on Responsible Operations and start a conversation focused on collective action.