Richard Marciano to Deliver Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies, Feb. 12

Director of the University of Maryland's Digital Curation Innovation Center to present annual lecture named for UCLA IS alum and antiquarian bookseller.

Richard Marciano, professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and director of the Digital Curation Innovation Center, will present the 2019 Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies, titled “Archival Explorations in Computational Treatments of Justice, Human Rights and Cultural Heritage Records,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Legacy Room at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.

In his presentation, Marciano, who directs the Digital Curation Innovation Center at the University of Maryland, will discuss ways in which computational thinking can be “infused” into archival studies education through a case study on the automatic detection of personally identifiable information in Japanese-American WWII Incarceration Camp Records. Among the topics to be discussed are digital curation, design and construction of computational models, transparency, and algorithmic accountability.

The Digital Curation Innovation Center at the University of Maryland iSchool has sponsored a number of projects that explore the integration of archival research data, user-contributed data, and technology to generate new forms of analysis and historical research engagement, particularly in the arenas of social justice, human rights, and cultural heritage.

Professor Marciano previously conducted research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego for over a decade. His research interests center on digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data.  He is also the 2017 recipient of Emmett Leahy Award for achievements in records and information management. With international partners, Marciano has launched a Computational Archival Science initiative to explore the opportunities and challenges of applying computational treatments to archival and cultural content. Marciano holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, a Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa. In addition, he conducted postdoctoral research in Computational Geography.

The Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies was established in 2014 by UCLA IS alumnus Kenneth Karmiole (’71, MLIS), a Los Angeles antiquarian bookseller and philanthropist.

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