Feb. 28, 2020: Launch of the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC)

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 &… Read More

Jan. 20-21, 2020: UK-US CAS Partnership Hosts a Final Symposium at the Alan Turing Institute at the British Library

The AHRC-funded UK-US Partnerships hosted a final Symposium at the The Alan Turing Institute at the British Library on January 20, 2020. The UK-US Network King’s College London’s Department of Digital Humanities, together with the University of Maryland iSchool (US), the Maryland State Archives (US), and The National Archives (UK), concluded their 1-year Research Networking award for UK-US Collaborations in… 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

DCIP Cohort 2021 Presents Capstone Projects

On August 11, 2021 members of the University of Maryland Digital Curation for Information Professionals (DCIP) Certificate Program Cohort for 2021 showcased their capstone projects. The DCIP Certificate Program consists of three classes – Introduction to Digital Curation (6 weeks), Tools and Software for Digital Curation (12 weeks) and Implementing Digital Curation in the Workplace… 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