[Asis-l] UMD's Digital Curation Innovation Center Hosts Computational Archival Science Symposium

Ischool UMD ischoolumd at gmail.com
Fri May 27 15:41:03 EDT 2016

*College Park, Md*. – On April 26-28, the Digital Curation Innovation
Center (DCIC) at the University of Maryland’s College of Information
Studies (iSchool) convened a Symposium in collaboration with King’s College
London. This invitation-only symposium, entitled *Finding New Knowledge:
Archival Records in the Age of Big Data, *featured 52 participants from the
UK, Canada, South Africa and the U.S. Among the participants were
researchers, students, and representatives from federal agencies, cultural
institutions, and consortia.

This distinguished group of experts gathered at Maryland's iSchool to
discuss and define computational archival science: an interdisciplinary
field concerned with the application of computational methods and resources
to large-scale records/archives processing, analysis, storage, long-term
preservation, and access, with the aim of improving efficiency,
productivity and precision in support of appraisal, arrangement and
description, preservation and access decisions, and engaging and
undertaking research with archival material.

See attached or visit the iSchool website
for more about the symposium and future plans to continue this work.

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