The AIC international Community Network Is Formed on Feb. 28, 2020
The Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC) [ see: https://ai-collaboratory.net ] was launched on Feb. 28, 2020 ! AIC Founder is Dr. Richard Marciano, and co-founding members include:
- Dr. Mark Hedges (King’s College London, UK),
- Dr. Victoria Lemieux (U. British Columbia, CAN),
- Dr. Bill Underwood & Greg Jansen (U. Maryland iSchool, US),
- Dr. Michael Kurtz & Mark Conrad (Archival and records management research consultants),
- Dr. Jane Greenberg (Drexel U. and founder of the Metadata Research Center – MRC), and
- Dr. Lyneise Williams (Founder of the Visual Electronic Representations in the Archive – VERA – Collaborative).
The AIC will extend advances made in Computational Archival Science (CAS) and the Contextualization of Records during the one-year AHRC-funded UK-US Research Network as discussed at the The Alan Turing Institute at the British Library on January 21, 2020. The AIC builds on four years of CAS community development, projects, and funded grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Science Foundation, and the National Park Service in particular. The AIC features partners from leading academic and cultural institutions spanning five continents.
The AIC‘s goals are to:
- EXPLORE the opportunities and challenges of “disruptive technologies” for archives and records management.
- PURSUE multidisciplinary collaborations to share relevant knowledge across domains.
- LEVERAGE the latest technologies to unlock the hidden information in massive stores of records.
- TRAIN current and future generations of information professionals to think computationally and rapidly adapt new technologies to meet their increasingly large and complex workloads.
- PROMOTE ethical information access and use.