From ChatGPT to CatGPT

The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Library Cataloging




ChatGPT, Dublin Core, Library technology, Machine learning, MARC records, Metadata, Natural language processing, RDA, Artificial intelligence, Automation, Cataloging, Information organization, Library cataloging


This paper explores the potential of language models such as ChatGPT to transform library cataloging. Through experiments with ChatGPT, the author demonstrates its ability to generate accurate MARC records using RDA and other standards such as the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. These results demonstrate the potential of ChatGPT as a tool for streamlining the record creation process and improving efficiency in library settings. The use of AI-generated records, however, also raises important questions related to intellectual property rights and bias. The paper reviews recent studies on AI in libraries and concludes that further research and development of this innovative technology is necessary to ensure its responsible implementation in the field of library cataloging.


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How to Cite

Brzustowicz, R. (2023). From ChatGPT to CatGPT: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Library Cataloging. Information Technology and Libraries, 42(3).