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

Brown Dog

Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano

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.