Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC)

Director: Richard Marciano 

About Us

The DCIC is an iSchool research center that explores how to integrate archived information with new data and how to better access these records to foster historical research engagement. Additionally, at the DCIC, faculty and students are developing interdisciplinary public, industry, and government partnerships to increase integration and access of big data and archival records and databases.

The DCIC provides iSchool students with the opportunity to work on research projects that address real archival and information management challenges faced by organizations including government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations.


Research Projects


UMD held a workshop to create the building blocks of a Master's level educational curriculum to educate the next generation of librarians and archivists in the computational treatments of collections.


A $364K partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) to create a cutting-edge Digital Asset Management System to preserve and manage the digital assets of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.


King’s College London’s Department of Digital Humanities, together with the University of Maryland iSchool Digital Curation Innovation Center (US), the Maryland State Archives (US), and The National Archives (UK), were awarded a 1-year International Research Networking grant for UK-US Collaborati


The pace of our digital-era society and the circumstances in which people live are diverse and can produce expectations and situations requiring children to be extremely flexible and resilient.