Online Mini-Summit : October 15, 2021 — 2:00-4:00PM
Educational Possibilities of Computational Archival Science:
How can digitized archival collections and computational tools support P-20 educational goals?

This online mini-summit will highlight recent progress with funded work in computational archival science from an educator network and a cluster of projects using digitized collections that highlight historical social issues, including systemic racism and consequential cultural structures.

● Phil Piety: Dir. MD Education Digital Infrastructures (MEDI) Lab, U. Maryland
● Mark Conrad: Digital Archivist, Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC)
● Michael Kurtz: Archival Expert, Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC)
● Richard Marciano: Dir. Advanced Info. Collaboratory (AIC), U. Maryland

Practitioner Network Archival Projects:
● Spelman College Archives
● Densho Digital Archives — Geoff Froh, Deputy Director,
● Maryland State Archives Legacy of Slavery Project
● Puerto Rican Spring Project, and
● FDR Presidential Library Morgenthau Holocaust Collections Project   

2:00-2:10 INTRODUCTIONS: All – VIDEO (12 min)
PART I: Host: Mark Conrad: Update on our IMLS-funded project: “Computational Thinking in Library and Archival Education and Research (CT-LASER +)”.  This project builds on an earlier IMLS-funded symposium, “Developing a Computational framework for Library and Archival Education,” where library & archival educators and technologists participated in a workshop that developed the building blocks of an integrated Master’s-level educational curricula for the next generation of librarians and archivists.
2:10-2:20 OVERVIEW: Piloting an Online National Collaborative Network for Integrating Computational Thinking into Library and Archival Education and Practice
Richard Marciano, U. Maryland – SLIDESVIDEO (21 min)

  • Karen Gracy, Kent State U.SLIDESVIDEO (10 min)
    Introducing Computational Thinking to Digital Humanities Students: Using Exit Data from Densho’s WWII Japanese American Camps Collections to Identify and Illustrate Patterns of Displacement and Relocation -> Camp Exit Data
  • Sarah Buchanan, U. of MissouriSLIDESVIDEO (10 min)
    Solving Incarceration Camp Cases with Computational Storytelling -> Camp Index Card Data
  • Richard Marciano, U. MarylandSLIDESVIDEO (6 min)
    Computational Thinking to Unlock the Japanese American WWII Camp Experience -> Camp Index Card Data
  • Joshua Kitchens, Clayton State U.SLIDESVIDEO (8 min)
    Rethinking Approaches to Teaching Digital Records -> Camp Entry Data & other data sets
2:45-2:55 LOOKING AHEAD: Michael Kurtz, AIC – SLIDESVIDEO (8 min)
Part II: Host: Philip Piety: Discussions on broadening the approach through alliances with Learning Sciences networks and Educational Experts. VIDEO (29 min)
Randy Bass, Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives & Professor Georgetown U.
Rogers Hall,Wachtmeister Family Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt U.
Victor Lee, Assoc. Prof. in the Graduate School of Education and Lead of the Data Interactions & STEM Teaching and Learning (DISTAL) Lab, Stanford U.
Adelaida Alban Medlock, Teaching Professor & Assoc. Dept. Head of Undergraduate Affairs, Computer Science, Drexel U.
Melanie Walsh, Assistant Teaching Professor, Info. School, U. Washington
Rick Duschl, Executive Director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education & Texas Instrument Distinguished Chair, Southern Methodist U.
Andrea Chiba, Prof. Cog. Sci. Dep, U. California San Diego & Science Dir. NSF Science of Learning Center & Co-Founder of GSoLEN (Global Science of Learning Education Network)
Lencia Beltran, Special Collections Archivist, UNC Wilmington Library and LEADING & AIC Fellow
Devan Donaldson, Asst. Prof. of Info. Sci. & MLS Program Dir., School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana U. Bloomington
Nickoal Eichman-Kalwara, Digital Scholarship Librarian, U. Colorado Boulder
Geoff Froh, Deputy Director,
Andy Hostetler, Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt U.
Rajesh K. Gnanasekaran,
Info. Tech. Senior Engineer & Doctoral Student at U. of Maryland
Jenneh Kamara, Learning & Mobility Lab (SLaMLab), Vanderbilt U.
Masako Nakazato, NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation,  Archive Researcher
Emily Ping O’Brien, Digital Repository and Metadata Librarian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and LEADING & AIC Fellow
Bill Underwood, Research Scientist at U. Maryland iSchool and AIC Co-Founder
Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist, FDR Library & Museum