Due to inclement whether here in the DC area, we need to reschedule
tonight’s Re-Envisioning the MLS event. We regret this, and will send out
updated event information shortly. Best, John


 As part of its year-long Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative, the iSchool at
the University of Maryland presents:

Digital Curation: The Future of Archives?

Networked and digital technologies are challenging information
professionals to reimagine and reassess traditional ways of providing
persistent access to information. Among these changes are the expanding
notions of records and archives as well as the necessary skills and
responsibilities in managing cultural heritage collections. Part of the
recent efforts to re-envision the LIS curriculum, the iSchool’s newly
combined specialization in archives and digital curation is an intervention
to bring the field of information preservation and access towards a more
responsive and relevant future. In this presentation, Ricky Punzalan and
Richard Marciano will trace the evolution of archival education and will
analyze this trajectory to question the relationships between archives and
digital curation. They will also provide an overview of some of the
significant, related changes in the iSchool’s curriculum and other recent
efforts that contributes to the newly formed archival and digital curation

When: February 26, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm EST
Where: Hornbake Library South Wing, Room 2119 or online via Adobe Connect:<>
RSVP: Please RSVP at<>

Presenters: Drs. Ricardo Punzalon and Richard Marciano

Dr. Richard Marciano is a professor in the College of Information Studies
at the University of Maryland and director of the newly formed Digital
Curation Innovation Center (DCIC).  He comes from the School of Information
and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill,
where he served as professor and director of the Sustainable Archives and
Leveraging Technologies (SALT) lab.  Prior to that, he conducted research
at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of
California San Diego for over a decade with an affiliation in the Division
of Social Sciences in the Urban Studies and Planning program.  His research
interests center on digital preservation, sustainable archives,
cyberinfrastructure, and big data.

Dr. Ricardo Punzalon is an assistant professor of archival studies in the
College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. His research
 contributes to the growing area of research on the impact of digitization
and online access to both archival institutions and the users they serve.
He also works to establish the next generation of archival training and to
create ways to bring the archival imperative to serve diverse audiences and
communities. Dr. Punzalon addresses these topics through three major areas:
1) the intersections between Archives and Digital Access<>; 2) connections between
Archives and Social Memory<>;
and 3) building an infrastructure for Archival Education and Scholarship<>.

For more information on the Re-Envisioning the MLS events scheduled for the
spring semester, see here<>. Overall
information on the initiative can be found here<> and in various posts at<>, search on #HackMLS.

John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director
Information Policy & Access Center
  MLS Program Director
   College of Information Studies
University of Maryland
4105 Hornbake Building, South Wing
College Park, MD 20742
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Phone: 301.405.3267
Fax: 301.314.9145