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.
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
- PhD, University of Iowa
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.