CT-LASER Education IMLS Workshop Agenda

Computational Thinking to Library and Archival Science Education & Research (CT-LASER)

Workshop Agenda

Wed. Apr. 3 afternoon: University of Maryland
Hornbake North Basement
Room 0302J

12:30-1:00 p.m.: REGISTRATION


Michael Kurtz (host), Richard Marciano (UMD)


1:15-2:00 Computational Thinking for Math & Science Education
David Weintrop (UMD) — Slides

On its relevance and how it is being introduced into STEM education:

        • Defining CT for M & Sci Classrooms
        • Relevance to M & Sci education
        • NRC’s Framework for K-12 Science Education & Next Generation  Science Standards
        • Introduction to the 22 computational thinking practices
        • Presentation of a computationally enhanced less plan of a science topic

2:00-2:45 Computational Thinking for Library & Archival Studies Education and Practice
Bill Underwood (UMD) — Slides

On its relevance and how it is being introduced:

        • Defining CT for Lib & Archival Education
        • Examples of archival practices that incorporate computational thinking practices
        • The need for a framework for Library & Archival Studies Education

2:45-3:00 Questions from Workshop Participants

3:00-3:15: BREAK


3:15-4:00 CASES: Computational Archival Science Educational System
Phil Piety (UMD) Slides — Greg Jansen (UMD) Slides

4:00-4:45 Presenting a Computationally-enhanced Lesson Plan for an Archival Topic
Bill Underwood (UMD)

4:45-5:00 Application of this Approach Across Educational Institutions
Mark Hedges (KCL) — Slides, Adam Kriesberg (UMD)

5:00-5:30: NEXT STEPS

Update on the Establishment of AHRC UK/US CAS Network
Mark Hedges (KCL) — Slides

Summary of concepts discussed, an overview of the next day
Michael Kurtz, Bill Underwood (UMD)

5:30 – 7:30 RECEPTION:

Workshop Participant Reception (outside of meeting room)

Thu. Apr. 4 — Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (on the Mall) — Library
10th and Constitution Ave entrance


9:00-10:00 Lightning Talks: 3 min each
Michael Kurtz (host), Richard Marciano (UMD)

      1. Bill Underwood (UMD): Computational Thinking for Libraries and Archival Studies Education and Practice
      2. Phil Piety (UMD): CASES – Computational Archival Science Educational System
      3. Mark Hedges (KCL): AHRC UK/US Computational Archival Science Network — Slides
      4. Sonia Ranade (TNA): Contextualizing the Archives at the TNA — Slides
      5. Rebecca Dikow (SI): ML and Museum Collections — Slides
      6. Thomas Padilla (UNLV / OCLC): Collections as Data — Slides
      7. Vicki Lemieux (UBC): Trustworthy Systems — Slides
      8. Tula Giannini (Pratt): Computational Culture — Slides
      9. Heather Soyka (Kent State): Archival Studies — Slides
      10. Kora Golub (Linnaeus U.): Automated Subject Indexing — Slides
      11. Matt Burton (U. Pittsburgh): Data Science in Libraries — Slides
      12. Jessica Farrell (Educopia): Communities of Practice — Slides
      13. Yoichi Tomiura (Kyushu U.): Information Infrastructure — Slides
      14. Ryan Cox (MD State Archives): Historical Methodology — Slides
      15. Michael Levy (USHMM): Digital Asset Management
      16. Michael Haley Goldman (USHMM): Educational Projects
      17. Meghan Ferriter (LOC): Collections as Data
      18. Bob Horton (NMAH): Computing the Archives
      19. Jason R. Baron (Drinker Biddle): e-Discovery
      20. Ricc Ferrante (SI): Re-purposing Crowdsourced Projects and Computational Data — Slides

10:00-10:15 Open Forum
Michael Kurtz (UMD): host

10:15-10:30: BREAK

(with research and educational opportunities)

Michael Kurtz (UMD): host


    1. Identifying Computational Thinking Practices in Library and Archival Practice (Bill Underwood, Michael Kurtz)
      Developing Computational Thinking Enhanced Lesson plans for library and archival science education (Phil Piety, Greg Jansen)
      Network for developing and sharing results for computational thinking in library and archival science education (building on the AHRC UK/US network) (Mark Hedges, Adam Kriesberg)
    2. Contextualizing the Archives (Sonia Ranade, Katrina Fenlon)

11:35-1:30: LUNCH

National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden Pavilion Café


Presented by team leaders


Richard Marciano

IEEE Big Data Conference CAS Workshop Papers

This Workshop will identify the foundation/building blocks for an integrated library and archival Master’s educational curriculum centered on computational treatments of large complex collections.  This is designed to prepare the next generation of librarians and archivists to meet the evolving needs of professionals working with digital collections.  This Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2019 iConference meeting hosted at the University of Maryland in March / April 2019.

The Digital Curation Innovation Center has put together three separate papers to contribute to iConference 2019.

A Case Study in Creating Transparency in Using Cultural Big Data: The Legacy of Slavery Project
Read the full paper

Ryan Cox, Sohan Shah, William Frederick, Tammie Nelson, Will Thomas, Greg Jansen, Noah Dibert, Michael Kurtz, Richard Marciano

Introducing Computational Thinking into Archival Science Education
Read the full paper

William Underwood, David Weintrop, Michael Kurtz, Richard Marciano

Automating the Detection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in Japanese-American WWII Incarceration Camp Records
Read the full paper

Richard Marciano, William Underwood, Mohammad Hanaee, Conor Mullane, Aakanksha Singh, Zayden Tethong

IMLS workshop: Developing a Computational Framework for Library and Archival Education

Event Date: April 3rd & 4th, 2019

UMD researchers and partners will hold an IMLS-funded workshop to create the building blocks of a Master’s level educational curriculum to educate the next generation of librarians and archivists in the. computational treatments of collections. The workshop will be held on Wednesday afternoon on campus and Thursday in Washington D.C. at the National Museum of Natural History at the mall.

Project outputs will include a framework for creating curricula and lesson plans, open access tools for institutions to deliver this type of educational program, and a community development plan to seed future collaboration in this area. Registration is free.

We seek the participation of interested iSchool educators and researchers and a short statement of interest as the Workshop is by invitation. We will reach back out to you once you have submitted this form.  Yes, I’m Interested

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