Computational Archival Science

Exploring the conjunction of emerging computational methods with big data and archival practice.

Research Projects

Digital Curation Fellows Program – National Agricultural Library
Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Research Areas: Computational Archival Science > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Library and Information Science
The Digital Curation Fellows program is a partnership with the National Agricultural Library (NAL) to provide students from across all iSchool programs with research and practical experience solving real-world digital curation challenges. Digital curation fellows have contributed to numerous initiatives during this program’s several-year history, such as developing digital preservation plans, researching user experience, evaluating metadata quality, assessing diversity and equity of representation in digital collections, building new digital archives, and creating data analytics dashboards.
DAM-Developing a Digital Asset Management System for the Archival Holdings of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Research Areas: Computational Archival Science > Digital Humanities > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Creating a cutting-edge Digital Asset Management System with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve and manage the digital assets of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.

Staff

Recent News

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3 Faculty Members Awarded $1.4 Million to Develop Library and Archival Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program awarded 3 Professors funding which supports the tra …
Professor Richard Marciano, and students Isaac Hernandez and Akif Zaman team stand next to Haruo Kawate. They are standing in front of green shrubbery on University of Maryland's campus

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AIC: UMD Student Project Featured on Japanese Television

The students' research follows second generation Japanese American who was forcibly removed from his home after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
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Katrina Fenlon to Support New Commission to Foster Digital Humanities Projects on Social and Racial Justice

The Commission on Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship will look at improving the support, access, and sustainability of projects …