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 pathways.
When: February 26, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm EST
Where: Hornbake Library South Wing, Room 2119 or online via Adobe Connect: ter.ps/hackmlsfeb25
RSVP: Please RSVP at ter.ps/rsvpfeb26
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<http://rpunzalan.com/research/#digital-access
>; 2) connections between Archives and Social Memory<http://rpunzalan.com/research/#archives-memory
and 3) building an infrastructure for Archival Education and Scholarship<http://rpunzalan.com/research/#archival-education
For more information on the Re-Envisioning the MLS events scheduled for the spring semester, see here<http://mls.umd.edu/2015/02/re-envisioning-mls-spring-2015-events/
Overall information on the initiative can be found here<http://mls.umd.edu/2014/09/re-envisioning-mls/
> and in various posts at mls.umd.edu
search on #HackMLS.