DCIC Project Information for New Students

Good afternoon Students,

Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) is happy to announce a number of interdisciplinary research themes/projects for this fall semester. As discussed at the iSchool Orientation and DCIC Open House, students who are interested in gaining new digital skills, conducting interdisciplinary research, and exploring professional development opportunities at the intersection of archives, big data, and analytics should read through each project plan to determine their interests.

Project teams will be made up of iSchool students (MLIS, MIM, HCI, InfoSci), faculty, staff, and community members outside the iSchool.

Themes for Interdisciplinary Research:

  • Movement of People [Global Journeys, Local Communities]
  • Community Displacement [Human Face of Big Data]
  • Racial Zoning [Mapping Inequality]
  • Managing WHCA Pool Reports [Presidential Transparency]
  • Legacy of Slavery [Revealing Untold Stories]
  • Citizen Internment [Japanese-American WWII Camps]
  • Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Curation [Big Data Archives and Analytics, Enhancing User Access to Big Data Archives]
Click the name of the project to view the plan!

Please email dcic@umd.edu with the projects you are most interested in. Based on your feedback, we will conduct several “project speed dating” sessions during the two Open Houses (Aug. 30th & Sept. 5th, 4:45pm-6pm).

No prerequisites needed, just the desire to develop new skills and play, however, students should expect to dedicate at least 2 – 3 hours to the project per week.

DCIC Brochure 2018-2019

DCIC Project Booklet 2018-2019

For the DCIC Project Participation Form CLICK HERE

Best regards,
DCIC