Richard Marciano

Dr. Richard Marciano

Richard Marciano

4113F Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
(301) 314-0281
(301) 314-9145

Dr. Richard Marciano is the recipient of the 2017 Emmett Leahy Award for "outstanding accomplishments that have had a major impact on the records and information management profession." Throughout his career, Richard has worked in interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environments at the intersection of technology, information, and records management. He has focused on blending disciplines (computer science, archives, and information management), to produce new ways of understanding the past. He was the founder and director of the UMD iSchool Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) from 2015 to 2020. 

On Feb. 28, 2020, Dr. Marciano founded and launched the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC). The AIC is an international community network of partners interested in fostering Computational Archival Science (CAS) research and exploring the opportunities and challenges of disruptive technologies for archives and records management, while promoting ethical information access and use.


  • Digital curation
  • Data Management
  • Archives and records management
  • Spatial informatics
  • Big data
  • Cyberinfrastructure


  • Postdoc in Computational Geography, University of Iowa
  • PhD & Master's in Computer Science, University of Iowa
  • BS in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, National School of Civil Aviation

CHS: Large: Collaborative Research: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research


The increasing scope and scale of pervasive data about people has enabled fundamentally new computational research. Simultaneously, changes in scale, scope, speed, and depth of data availability require reconsideration of the ethical calculus for computational research.

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.

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.