UMD iSchool’s Dr. Marciano Receives Emmett Leahy Award for Pioneering Work in Records and Information Management

UMD iSchool’s Dr. Marciano Receives Emmett Leahy Award for Pioneering Work in Records and Information Management

September 12, 2017

The Emmett Leahy Award annually honors a pioneer in the field of records and information management. The 2017 award recognizes Dr. Richard Marciano’s outstanding and sustained work in digital records and information management. His insightful development of cyberinfrastructure to support records management has resulted in new methodologies, experimental systems, and analytics - producing new knowledge and new ways to understand the past. Dr. Marciano’s work has led to innovative advancements in record keeping for the humanities, sciences, and archives.

Dr. Marciano (pictured right) is seen receiving the Emmett Leahy Award plaque from Jason R. Baron (pictured left). Jason Baron is the Chair of the Leahy Award Committee, former recipient himself in 2011, former Director of Litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C., and currently Of Counsel at Drinker Biddle.

Dr. Marciano is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, Director of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC), and Director of the Sustainable Archives and Leveraging Technologies (SALT) lab.  Prior to that, he conducted research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego for over a decade with an affiliation in the Division of Social Sciences in the Urban Studies and Planning program.  His research interests center on digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data. 

Dr. Marciano’s work has led to innovative advancements in record keeping for the humanities, sciences, and archives. We congratulate him in receiving this prestigious and well deserved award.