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

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

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