Jul. 28, 2022: Launch of the IMLS-funded TALENT Network

TALENT Network Training of Archival & Library Educators with iNnovative Technologies —– Funded by IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Implementation Grant Professors Richard Marciano, Principal Investigator, (University of Maryland Advanced Information Collaboratory – AIC in the College of Information Studies) and Anne Gilliland, Co-PI (University of California, Los Angeles Center for Information as Evidence… Read More

June 18, 2022: Measuring the Impact of Urban Renewal

MEASURING THE IMPACT OF URBAN RENEWAL June 18, 2022 Richard Marciano, Rosemary Grant Alexis Hill, Phillip Nicholas Noah Scheer, Alan Wierdak Mark Conrad, Kari Fénelon Arthur “Ray” McCoy Richard Marciano: Professor and founder of the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC). Former resident of NC. Rosemary Grant: MLIS 2022 Graduate @ U. Maryland iSchool Alexis Hill: Archives… Read More

May 5, 2022: Digital Curation Project Showcase

May 5, 2022: Digital Curation Project Showcase Event On May 5, 2022, a public event showcased original and innovative work conducted by MLIS graduate students in the INST742 class (“Implementation of Digital Curation”) at the University of Maryland iSchool. The class (designed to provide hands-on learning experiences to students, with real-world environments and examples that… Read More

Call for Papers for the 7th Computational Archival Science (CAS) Workshop

7th COMPUTATIONAL ARCHIVAL SCIENCE (CAS) WORKSHOP PART OF: IEEE Big Data 2022 — http://bigdataieee.org/BigData2022/index.html IMPORTANT DEADLINES: Friday Oct 28, 2022 (final): Due date for full workshop papers submission Friday Nov 4, 2022: Notification of paper acceptance to authors Tuesday Nov 15, 2022 (hard deadline): Camera-ready of accepted papers Dec 17-20, 2022: CAS#7 Workshop (exact date To… Read More

UMD Student Project Featured on Japanese Television

Five iSchool undergraduate students (Isaac HERNANDEZ, Akif ZAMAN, Victoria HA, Abel DEMISS, and Logan QIAO), who participated in the INST341 “Introduction to Digital Curation” class taught by professor Richard Marciano, saw their fall 2021 research project featured in the groundbreaking NHK World Japan documentary called: “Dear Mr. Collins – 80 Years Since the Japanese-American Internment”.… Read More

Dec. 9, 2021 Digital Curation Showcase

Digital Curation Showcase Social Justice & Computational Archival Storytelling using Jupyter Notebooks December 9, 2021  Forty-four students from the UMD Undergraduate iSchool Information Science INST341 class “Introduction to Digital Curation,” presented their fall 2021 team projects at a public event showcasing 9 projects, centered around 4 themes: 1.Redlining, 2.Japanese American WWII Incarceration Camps, 3.Urban Renewal,… Read More

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