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  • Alan Turing Institute, CAS Workshop Presentation, Jan. 20, 2020, British Library, London UK.


  • Richard Marciano, co-host of the UCLA Computational Archival Science (CAS) Unconference on Dec. 12, 2019 at the UCLA Department of Information Studies.
  • Richard Marciano, co-host of 4th Computational Archival Science (CAS) Workshop at the IEEE Big Data 2019 Conference on Dec. 11, 2019 in Los Angeles.
  • Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar at the U. Pittsburgh, Richard Marciano, Nov. 1, 2019, Information Ecosystems: Creating Data (and Absence) From the Quantitative to the Digital Age, See: https://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pittsburgh/1802-05378/.
  • Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), July 11, 2019, Invited to present workshop on “Developing a Computational Curriculum Framework for Archival Education”, Liverpool UK.
  • Co-Hosting a 2-day Datathon for the AHRC UK-US project “International Research Collaboration Network in Computational Archival Science”. See: https://computationalarchives.net/. The National Archives (UK), Jun. 20-21, 2019.
  • Best Practices Exchange (BPE), Richard Marciano, Apr. 30, 2019, “Computational Tools and Strategies in Enhancing Access to Cultural Big Data Collections”, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Invited to the OCLC ResearchWorks workshop on “Shaping an applied research agenda” that charts engagement between libraries and data science and a range of computational methods: machine learning, computer vision, expanded discoverability, global information equity, and analysis of collections at scale. Dublin, OH Apr. 25-26, 2019
  • College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, Apr. 18, 2019, Distinguished Guest Speaker, Richard Marciano, Apr. 18, 2019.
  • Hosted the kickoff UK-US AHRC workshop on the “International Research Collaboration Network in Computational Archival Science”. Apr. 5, 2019 at UMD. See: https://computationalarchives.net/
  • iConference 2019, “Establishing an International Computational Network for Librarians and Archivists”, iConference 2019 Blue Sky Papers series, Richard Marciano, et al.
  • UCLA Ed&IS, The Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies, Richard Marciano, Feb. 12, 2019.


  • Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2018 Membership Meeting, Dec. 11, 2018, D.C. “DRAS-TIC: Fedora at Scale”, Gregory Jansen, Richard Marciano, Adam Soroka (The Smithsonian Institution). See: https://www.cni.org/events/membership-meetings/upcoming-meeting/fall-2018/project-briefings-breakout-sessions-f18
  • Maryland State Library (MSL) Board meeting, Dec. 7, 2018 at UMD.  Invited speaker: Richard Marciano: “Integrating Education and Research at the DCIC”.
  • Future Technologies Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 29-30, 2018, “Blockchain and Distributed ledger as Trusted Recordkeeping Systems: An Archival Theoretic Evaluation Framework” (Victoria Lemieux presenter).
  • Society American Archives (SAA2018) Annual Conference Panel:Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2018
  • Plenary Session at ACA2018: Association of Canadian Archivists Annual Conference on Truths, Trust, and Technology, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 7, 2018
    • “New Modalities of Archival Exploration”
      Speakers: Mark Hedges, KCL; Richard Marciano, UMD; and Ian Milligan, U. Waterloo
      Description: The last several years have seen archival fonds emerge as “big” data corpora. This process of “data-fication” of the archives has given rise to new modalities of archival exploration using data science techniques, such as data mining, feature extraction, machine-learning based clustering and classification, and network analytics. The speakers of this panel discuss their experience with new methods of archival exploration and some of the associated theoretical, methodological, and practical challenges for archivists and researchers alike.
  • Hosted a working workshop on Computational Archival Science (CAS) at UMD, May 9-10, 2018, with US, Canadian, and British partners.
  • National Archives (NARA), Underwood and R. Marciano, “Auto-Redaction Pilot, RG 210 Records of the War Relocation Authority: Progress Report”, Mar. 7, 2018, Archives II, College Park, MD.
  • iConference 2018: Sheffield, UK. Paper accepted [Myeong Lee et al.], “Toward Identifying Values and Tensions in Designing a Historically-Sensitive Data Platform: A Case-Study on Urban Renewal”
  • International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC18): Barcelona, Spain, February 19, 2018-paper accepted: “Building Open-Source Digital Curation Services and Repositories at Scale”. Talk & Paper.
  • Keynote at Kuyshu University, Japan: “Computational Archival Science (CAS): from Research to Practice — The WWII Japanese-American Internment Camp Project”, R. Marciano, Jan. 16, 2018.


  • Harvard Library CAS unconference (Computational Archival Science) 2017, Harvard Law School, Dec. 14, 2017, Richard Marciano, “Introduction to Computational Archival Science”. 
  • Richard Marciano, co-host of a workshop at the IEEE Big Data 2017 conference on Dec. 13 in Boston, MA.  2nd CAS Workshop (Computational Archival Science). See:
  • Richard Marciano hosted the DCIC Research Showcase on Dec. 4th, 2017. Eight DCIC projects had posters demonstrating the research undertaken that were presented to a full room of iSchool faculty, staff, alumni, and students, as well as individuals from the private sector. Students involved with each project gave brief explanations to attendees about the nature of their work and the significance.
  • Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management 7 Privacy, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 24-26 (VL presenter).
    • Blockchain Security: An Overview
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Archivists Conference (MARAC) Buffalo, October 26-27, 2017
    • IRP2 panel (Michael Kurtz et al)
  • Launch of the Maryland State Archives & UMD iSchool’s “Legacy of Slavery Program Collaboration” Buffalo, October 9, 2017
    • Michael Kurtz et al, at the MSA in Annapolis
  • Digital Humanities 2017 Conference (DH2017), Invited Presentation by R. Marciano at the workshop called “Shaping Humanities Data: Use, Reuse, and Paths Toward Computationally Amenable Cultural Heritage Collections”, held in Montreal, Canada, on August 7, 2017. Talk was entitled “Reusable Computational Processing of Large-Scale Digital Humanities Collections.” See: https://osf.io/view/shapingdata2017/
  • Summer 2017 Blockathon University of British Columbia: August 3, 2017
    • UBC’s “Blockathon” for Social Good Research, Vicki Lemieux. Open to local and global community members, focused on applying decentralized protocols to improve real-world research processes. See: http://blockchainubc.ca/2017/05/30/blockathon/
  • City of Annapolis City Council, invited talk, Jul. 14, 2017. Presentation on a collaboration with the City of Annapolis as part of a UMD PALS class, relating to the Eastport Historical Survey, where iSchool students collected and analyzed historical preservation data in the spring of 2017.
  • Old Line State Summit, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD: July 12, 2017
  • Computational Archival Science Workshop, May 9 & 10, 2017 at the UMD DCIC. Participants from the iSchool, UBC, Texas Supercomputing Center, and Georgia Tech.
  • Digital Curation and the Local Community: Collaborating for Social Good workshop, UMD: Apr. 28, 2017
  • ISGC2017 (International Symposium on Grids and Clouds 2017), Academia Sinica, Tapei Taiwan: March 8, 2017
  • IMLS “Always Already Computational” project, UC Santa Barbara: Mar. 2, 2017
    • A three-day workshop on using library collections as data
    • “On the Computational Turn in Libraries and Archives”, Invited talk and position paper
  • Maryland State Archives (MSA): Jun. 15, 2017
    • Joint planning on developing computational treatments for the Legacy of Slavery archives


  • CNI Fall 2016 (Center for Networked Information), Washington, D.C.: Dec. 13, 2016
    • “DRAS-TIC Measures: Digital Repository at Scale that Invites Computation (To Improve Collections)”, Talk
  • Richard Marciano, co-host of a workshop at the IEEE Big data 2016 conference on Dec. 8 in Washington, D.C. The title of the workshop, attended by 35 participants was: “Computational Archival Science: Digital records in the Age of Big Data.” See:
  • MARAC 2016 (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference), Annapolis, MD: Nov. 4, 2016
    • “Practical Digital Curation Skills for Archivists in the 21st Century”, Invited talk
  • Digital Preservation 2016, Milwaukee, WI: Nov. 10, 2016
    • “Designing Scalable Cyberinfrastructure for Metadata Extraction in Billion-Object Archives”, Talk & paper
  • iPres 2016 (13th International Conference on Digital Preservation), Bern, SWI: Oct. 4, 2016
    • “Designing Scalable Cyberinfrastructure for Metadata Extraction in Billion-Record Archives”, Talk & paper
  • SAA 2016 (Society of American Archivists annual conference) – Top voted-in pop-up session, Atlanta, GA: Aug. 5, 2016
    • “Archival Records in the Age of Big Data”, SAA Member selected session
  • NAGARA 2016 (National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators annual conf.), Lansing, MI: Jul. 15, 2016
    • “New Developments in Electronic Records”, Invited session
  • LOC Saving the Web 2016 (Library of Congress), Washington D.C.: Jun. 16, 2016
    • “Preserving the Web in the Age of Big Data”, Invited talk
  • SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future knowledge workshop on Leveraging Emerging Technologies for the Benefit of Canadians, May 19, 2016.
  • DCIC-KCL Symposium (April 26-28, 2016) Finding New Knowledge: Archival Records in the Age of Big Data, UMD.
  • Archiving 2016, Washington D.C.: Apr. 21, 2016
    • “Revealing Hidden Archival Patterns”, Talk & paper