Curated archival collections are primary data sources that provide information for long-term research needs.
Kenneth W. Heger
Kenneth W. Heger
Dr. Kenneth Heger is a lecturer at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) and a research associate at the college's Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). Dr. Heger's research and teaching cetners on digital curation, particularly around cultural collections. He is principal investor of the Global Journeys, Local Communities Project, which identifies and extracts data from cultural collections to build dynamic datasets documenting the movement of people for the years between the American Civil War and World War I. Dr. Heger is also the Director of the Archives & Digital Curation Specialization within the UMD iSchool's Master of Library and Information Science program.
Identifying, extracting, and analyzing data from cultural collections to better understand human history and behavior.
Current Research Interests
- Digital Curation
- Cultural Collections
- Data Extraction and Visualization
- PhD, History, University of Maryland
The National Park Service and the iSchool have collaborated to create an internship program in which students learn about existing archival resources as well as assist in developing and implementing a strategy to locate, identify, and survey archival records throughout National Capital Region parks.
Web exhibits highlighting objects associated with the Civil Rights Movement will expand visitor and public access from around the world to the National Capital Region (NCR) museum collections.