What is Talpa?
Talpa Search is an exceptional AI-driven library search tool that harnesses the power of advanced language models from Anthropic and OpenAI. By integrating Bowker, Syndetics Unbound, and LibraryThing, it becomes a comprehensive resource for authoritative book data. Its primary objective is to offer users precise and reliable bibliographic information for books and various other media.
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Talpa Use Cases
Talpa is a magical, AI-powered library search backed by true and authoritative data.
You can try Talpa on the Mid-Hudson Library System, Lafayette Public Library, and Waverly Public Library.
Talpa combines AI technology and authoritative book data from Claude AI, ChatGPT, Bowker, Syndetics Unbound, and LibraryThing.
Talpa uses AI technology to query large language models for books and other media, validating every item against true and authoritative bibliographic data.
Talpa uses the natural-language abilities of large language models to parse and understand queries, which are then answered with traditional library data.
Talpa's ability to find books by their cover design is powered by the effort of thousands of book lovers who have played LibraryThing's CoverGuess game.
Talpa Search works on your library holdings, giving precedence to items in your collection.
For a limited time, Talpa is free to all libraries that use Syndetics Unbound from ProQuest and LibraryThing.
Talpa Search is still an experiment and its future as a new product, add-on, or standard part of Syndetics Unbound is unknown.
Talpa is in active development and feedback is welcomed.
Talpa Search is a project of LibraryThing, in collaboration with ProQuest, and is powered by data from LibraryThing.com, Bowker, and Syndetics Unbound.