Research Projects

Sustaining Digital Community Collections: Understanding the Impact of Development Workflows Across Contexts
Principal Investigator(s):
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Research Areas: Library and Information Science
Investigating roles that cultural heritage institutions may play to help realize community-determined, community-led strategies for sustaining digital collections over time.
The PROMISE Academy
Principal Investigator(s):
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization
Providing new college students with the necessary tools for success through intensive first level developmental courses, tutoring, advising, and the creation of learning communities comprised of faculty, staff, tutors, and advisors.
The Role of Emotions in Sociopolitical Polish and Lithuanian Social Media
Principal Investigator(s): Susannah Paletz
Funder: US Office of Naval Research
Research Areas: Social Networks and Online Communities
This project, run through ARLIS, investigates how emotion impacts information propagation and sharing in Polish and Lithuanian social media. Teams of in-country annotators independently assess each post, including all multimedia content, for over 22 distinct emotions inclusively on 0 to 100 scales--meaning that the same post will have different scores for different emotions. We will conduct multi-level statistical analyses of the impact of emotions, specific topics, and account and message features on social media sharing and engagement.
UMD Break Through Tech
Principal Investigator(s):
Funder: Cornell University Other
Research Areas: Future of Work

WIN: a Window Into Neuroregulation
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano Greg Jansen
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Computational Archival Science > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Creating technology and best practices for conducting science that is situated in the classroom setting with the purpose of better understanding children's ability to self-regulate when presented with challenges, which seem to be ever-increasing in our digital era society.