Richard Marciano

Dr. Richard Marciano

Richard Marciano

Professor and Director, Digital Curation Innovation Center
4110C Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
(301) 314-0281
(301) 314-9145

Dr. Richard Marciano is the recipient of the distinguished Emmett Leahy Award for pioneering work in the field of records and information management. Dr. Marciano leads the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) at the UMD iSchool and is Director of the Digital Curation for Information Professionals (DCIP) certificate program. His work focuses on the development of innovative methodologies, experimental systems, and analytics, to produce new knowledge and new ways to understand the past.

Current Research Interests:

  • Digital preservation
  • Archives and records management
  • Digital curation
  • Electronic records
  • Digital humanities
  • Spatial informatics
  • Big data
  • Cyberinfrastructure


  • PhD, University of Iowa

Developing a Digital Asset Management System for the Archival Holdings of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano

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.

WIN: a Window Into Neuroregulation

Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano, Greg Jansen Andrea Chiba (Principal Investigator)

Joanna Christodoulou, Jay Giedd, & Todd Coleman

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.

IRCN-CAS: International Research Collaboration in Computational Archival Science

Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano

King's College London

The National Archives (UK)

Maryland State Archives

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

Developing a Computational Framework for Library and Archival Education

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.

Brown Dog

Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano Kenton McHenry (Principal Investigator)

The information age has made it trivial for anyone to create and then share vast amounts of digital data. This includes unstructured collections made of data such as images, video, and audio to collections of born digital content made up of data such as documents and spreadsheets.

Improving Fedora 4 to Work with Web-Scale Storage and Services

Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano
Investigator: Greg Jansen

The Digital Curation Innovation Center plans to improve the performance and scalability of the Fedora Repository for the Fedora community by researching, developing, and testing software architectures.