Research Projects

Funder: USDOI National Park Service

DAM-Developing a Digital Asset Management System for the Archival Holdings of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Research Areas: Computational Archival Science > Digital Humanities > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Creating a cutting-edge Digital Asset Management System with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve and manage the digital assets of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.
Civil Rights in the National Capital Region: A research-driven exhibition in collaboration with the National Park Service
Principal Investigator(s): Diana E. Marsh
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Research Areas: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Library and Information Science > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Students are working with Dr. Marsh and NPS curators throughout the 2020-2021 academic year to research and produce an online exhibit highlighting NPS sites and materials in the National Capital Region related to the history of civil rights. Drawing on the heritage sites and collections holdings of the NPS in the National Capital Region, the interns are assisting curators in all aspects of research and content development, with a broader goal to increase public awareness of the NPS sites and collections in the National Capital Region.
Developing a Digital Asset Management System for the Archival Holdings of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Research Areas: Computational Archival Science > Digital Humanities > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Creating a cutting-edge Digital Asset Management System with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve and manage the digital assets of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.
Internships to Increase Public Access to Archival Resources in National Capital Region Parks
Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth W. Heger
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Research Areas: Digital Humanities > Human-Computer Interaction
Collaborating with the National Park Service 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.