UCLA Computational Archival Science Unconference on Dec. 12, 2019

Announcing the UCLA Computational Archival Science (CAS) Unconference
Thursday morning, December 12, 2019
Room 111, GSE&IS Building, UCLA Department of Information Studies
300 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Featuring 9 short talks and a discussions on “New Directions in Computation and Archives”.

The Unconference is hosted by the UCLA Department of Information Studies: Jean-François Blanchette (Chair), with Anne Gilliland (Associate Dean for Information Studies) & Shawn VanCour (Assistant Professor of Media Archival Studies), in coordination with the organizers of 4th CAS Workshop at the 2019 IEEE Big Data Conference. See: https://dcic.umd.edu/4th-cas-workshop-dec-11-2019/.

9:00 – 9:05 WELCOME: by Chair of the UCLA Department of Information Studies

  • [Jean-François Blanchette, Anne Gilliland, Shawn VanCour — UCLA, USA]

9:05 – 9:15 Computational Archival Science and Workshops

  • [Mark HedgesKing’s College London, UK]

9:15 – 9:30 Piloting an Online Collaborative Network for Integrating Computational Thinking into Library and Archival Education and Practice

  • [Mark Conrad, Richard Marciano, Bill Underwood — University of Maryland, USA]

9:30 – 11:45 MINI TALKS

  • 9:30-9:45 #1:Building the National Radio Recordings Database: A Big Data Approach to Documenting Audio Heritage
    [Emily Goodmann, Mark A. Matienzo, Shawn VanCour, and William Vanden Dries — Clarke University, Stanford University, UCLA, and Indiana University, USA]

  • 9:45-10:00 #2:Computational Thinking in Archival Science Research and Education
    [William Underwood and Richard Marciano — University of Maryland, USA]

  • 10:00-10:15 #3:Digital Legacies on Paper: Reading Punchcards with Computer Vision
    [Greg JansenUniversity of Maryland, USA]


10:15 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK

  • 10:30-10:45 #4:Extending the Scope of Computational Archival Science: A Case Study on Leveraging Archival and Engineering Approaches to Develop a Framework to Detect and Prevent “Fake Video”
    [Hoda Hamouda, Victoria Lemieux, Corinne Rogers, Ken Thibodeau, Jessica Bushey, James Stewart, James Cameron, and Chen Feng — University of British Columbia (UBC), UBC, Artefactual Systems, Fordham University, North Vancouver Museum and Archives, Patriot One Technologies, Patriot One Technologies, UBC, Canada & USA]

  • 10:45-11:00 #5:ArchContract: using smart contracts for disposition
    [Danielle Batista and Tim Weingärtner — University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada & Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland]

  • 11:00-11:15 #6:Using Data Partitions and Stateless Servers to Scale Up Fedora Repositories
    [Greg Jansen and Richard Marciano — University of Maryland, USA]

  • 11:15-11:30 #7:Connecting Europe Facility – The eArchiving Building Block
    [Nuno FreireINESC-ID, Portugal ]

  • 11:30-11:45 #8:Reframing Digital Curation Practices through a Computational Thinking Framework
    [Richard Marciano,Sarah Agarrat, Hannah Frisch, Margaret Rose Hunt, Kanishka Jain, Genevieve Kocienda, Hannah Krauss, Chenxi Liu, Mary McKinley, Danish Mir, Connor Mullane, Emery Patterson, Debashish Pradhan, James Santos, Britton Schams, Hilary Szu Yin Shiue, Andy Jose Silva, Mayhah Suri, Tahura Turabi, Mirielle Vasselli, and Jiale Xu — University of Maryland, USA]


11:45 – noon DISCUSSION