Aug. 15, 2018: SAA-Sponsored Community Engagement Workshop

Integrating Archival Education with Technology & Research

Organized by the DCIC and Harvard Library
Organizers: U. Maryland iSchool/DCIC: Michael Kurtz, Bill Underwood, Katrina Fenlon, Richard Marciano
Harvard Library: Daina Bouquin (Space Librarian and Data Scientist)

Workshop Flyer: SAA_workshop_flyer18



8:30 am: Registration and coffee / snacks

9:00-9:30: Welcome; Orientation to DCIC technical capabilities and future engagement opportunities


  • “DCIC WWII Japanese-American Relocation¬†Camps” project — Bill Underwood
  • “Mapping Inequality” neighborhood redlining project — Richard Marciano


  • Developing big cultural datasets appropriate for computational and archival analytics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Digitization
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Data Analytics/Data Management
  • Geographical Information System referencing
  • Python/SQL Programming

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-11:45: Brainstorming session on the feasibility, goals, and objectives of a cross-community collaboration. Those interested in developing a model for this type of collaboration will establish a framework to move forward.


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