Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

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Research Projects

Digital Curation Fellows Program - National Agricultural Library

Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
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.

Libraries, Integration, and New Americans: Understanding immigrant acculturative stress

Principal Investigator(s): Ana Ndumu
Libraries, Integration, and New Americans,” or L.I.N.A., is a three-year research project directed by Dr. Ana Ndumu that will answer the following questions: What is the role of information in immigrant acculturative stress? How does information-related acculturative
stress impact library access? How can libraries help adult immigrants who are overwhelmed by information? Funding from IMLS under the Laura Bush 21st Century Early Career
Development Grant category will support phenomenological studies that build on the researcher's previous dissertation work involving information and immigrant integration. This multi-phase project will span from August 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024, and will 1.) operationalize acculturative stress or the strain caused by adjusting to a new culture, from an LIS standpoint; 2.) investigate connections between information and indicators of acculturative stress; and 3.) distill community-centered recommendations on how libraries can respond to immigrant acculturative stress.

UMD-ARL Alliance for Additive Manufacturing Science

Library and Information Science News

Katrina Fenlon to Support New Commission to Foster Digital Humanities Projects on Social and Racial Justice

  • Press Release

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

Preserving the Legacy of an American Opera Icon

  • Jessica Grimmer

    MLIS student shares her experience at the Library of Congress processing the materials of the late opera singer, Jessye Norman. 

Digitized 17-18th Century Documents Shed Light on Nipmuc History

  • iSchool News

    iSchool PhD student Lydia Curliss co-curated new online exhibit on the relationship between the indigenous Nipmuc communities and settlers.