Oct. 15, 2021 Online Mini-Summit: Supporting P-20 Educational Goals

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… Read More

June 24, 2021: The Fourth Thursday: “Urban Renewal Impact” in Asheville

The Fourth Thursday:  “Urban Renewal Impact” in Asheville Last Thursday, June 24, 2021, a website and big-data archival interface related to urban renewal in Asheville, NC, were launched by Priscilla Robinson—a local resident who was displaced by the city’s urban renewal program that started in the mid-1960s.  Entitled “Urban Renewal Impact,” the presentation followed the… Read More

Recognizing Four 2021 LEADING Fellows

Recognizing four outstanding LEADING Fellows, selected into the highly competitive 2021 Drexel University LEADING program (Jun.-Dec. 2021) and affiliated with the AI-Collaboratory! LEADING (see: https://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/leading) focuses on preparing a nationwide cohort of  LIS doctoral students and early to mid-career librarians for data science endeavors. It stands for LIS Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group,… Read More

May 6, 2021 Computational Storytelling Datathon

May 6, 2021: Datathon Showcase – Computational Archival Storytelling with Jupyter Notebooks The Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC) was pleased to sponsor a public event showcasing some of the work conducted by MLIS graduate students in the INST742 class (“Implementation of Digital Curation”) at the University of Maryland. The class concluded with a 2-week datathon focused… Read More

Oct. 23, 2020: AIC Partners on a $22.8M UMD Engineering grant on Additive Manufacturing

UMD-ARL Alliance for Additive Manufacturing Science “The University of Maryland (UMD) and U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) today announced a 5-year $22.8 million cooperative agreement, effective October 1, to accelerate cutting-edge foundational additive manufacturing (AM) materials and technology, aiming at helping the United States Army more efficiently and cost-effectively produce equipment with enhanced capabilities for… Read More

Oct. 5, 2020: Launch of the AIC “FARM” Initiative (Future of Archives & Records Management)

Launch of the AIC “FARM” Initiative  Future of Archives and Records Management (FARM) Oct. 5, 2020 The AIC is proud to launch a new AI / ML / CAS Initiative which will explore the Future of Archives and Records Management (FARM) through recently funded “seed” Grants and Collaborations. The AIC, initially launched in Feb. 2020… Read More

Aug. 7, 2020: Erasure and Representation in Archives at SAA 2020

The Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC) was well represented at ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2020 – the Virtual Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Council of State Archivists (CoSA). AIC Founder, Dr. Richard Marciano, and Co-Founders, Dr. Lyneise Williams and Mark Conrad gave presentations in the session entitled, Erasure and the… Read More

Aug. 5, 2020: Establishing a Research Agenda for Interdisciplinary CAS

AIC Research Fellows, Phillip Nicholas and Alexis Hill gave a presentation at the SAA Research Forum entitled “Establishing a Research Agenda for Computational Archival Science through Interdisciplinary Collaborations between Archivists and Technologists”. This was part of ARCHIVES * 2020 – the Virtual Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Council… Read More

Jul. 6, 2020: CLIR / AERI2020 Webinar on “Emerging Technologies, Big Data & Archives”

Co–hosted by Oklahoma State University Emerging Technologies & Creativity Research Lab, and led by postdoctoral fellows Rebecca Y. Bayeck, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture & Azure Stewart, New York University. See: https://sites.google.com/view/emergtechbigdatarchives/project-home Featuring 200 attendees from over 30 countries. Left to Right starting at the Top: Sonia PASCUA (Drexel U.) — Richard MARCIANO… Read More

ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH) Special Issue on Computational Archival Science (CAS) –Deadline October 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS   ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH) Special Issue on Computational Archival Science (CAS) Deadline October 31, 2020 Guest Editors Mark Hedges, King’s College London, UK Eirini Goudarouli, The National Archives, UK Richard Marciano, University of Maryland, USA The large-scale digitization of analogue archives, the emerging diverse forms of born-digital… Read More