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4/29/15: Digital Curation Innovation Center opens, boosts data management learning

Digital Curation Innovation Center opens, boosts data management learning

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:25 am | Updated: 1:05 am, Wed Apr 29, 2015.

To enhance graduate students’ experience with learning data management, the information studies college opened the Digital Curation Innovation Center this semester.

The center aims to be a leader in the digital curation field by sponsoring research projects that integrate digital curation and analyze research among various fields. Digital curation — an emerging field of study — refers to taking archives, storing them digitally and making them accessible online.

The center will allow students who study archival research to use their skills outside of the classroom with the center’s labs.

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4/17/15: iSchool’s “Brown Dog” Project Develops Cloud Services for Un-curated Big Data

Led by Richard Marciano at the University of Maryland, professor and director of the newly formed Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC), with Michael Kurtz, visiting professor and associate director, and Greg Jansen, research software architect, and by Kenton McHenry at NCSA, with his team of developers and domain scientists, this partnership between two Big 10 / Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) universities, focuses on file format conversion and information extraction services. Named “Brown Dog”, this project is creating key information extraction services that unlock un-curated data and make them useful again. These services open up the intellectual content trapped in legacy data, so that it is available to scientists and cultural institutions, allowing scientists meaningful access to data that can be used to reproduce results and conduct new data-driven research.

4/10/15: University iSchool launches center for digital curation


The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, known as the iSchool, has announced the creation of its new Digital Curation Innovation Center. The center, which formally launched March 31, 2015, aims to be a leader in the fields of digital curation research and education.

05/04/15: Tule Lake – The Japanese American Experience In The WWII Segregation Center – Stamp Student Union

Description: The Japanese American Experience In The WWII Segregation Center.

Date: May 4, 2015, 4 pm to 6:30 pm

Venue: Stamp Student Union, Juan Jimenez Room, University of Maryland, College Park,MD

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3/30/15: Maryland’s iSchool Announces Formation of New Digital Curation Innovation Center

The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, is pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). The DCIC will use public, industry and government partnerships to foster interdisciplinary digital research and education on issues related to the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets.


3/31/15: DCIC Open House (4:30 – 6:00 p.m.) 4120 HBK

Digital Curation Innovation Center Open House

Tuesday, March 31, 4:30-6 pm
4120 Suite and Curate Lab, Hornbake Building, South Wing
University of Maryland

Join the iSchool as it celebrates the opening of the new Digital Curation and Innovation Center (DCIC) in this Open House. See the space, hear about their projects, meet with center director Richard Marciano and assistant director Michael Kurtz, and participate in demonstrations.

2/16/15: QGIS Shortcourse by Prof. Scott Madry

Timings: 9 am to 1 pm

Venue: 4120M, Hornbake Building, University of Maryland – College Park

Description: This will be a half-day hands-on workshop using the QGIS and GRASS open source GIS packages. This workshop will begin with an overall introduction to the “OSGEO Stack” of open source geospatial tools, including QGIS, GRASS, R etc.