McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability awarded to Dr. Maria Angela Ferrario

We are delighted to share the news that the second Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability, 2017-2018, will be awarded to Maria Angela Ferrario, Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change at the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK. Maria Angela is a digital innovation specialist with a background in computer science, […]

DCI Lecture: “Unleashing the Infinite Archive”

Please join us at 4pm on March 16th for a lecture in BL 728  (Bissell building, 7th floor) by the inaugural Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellow in Digital Sustainability, Professor Ian Milligan (Waterloo, History). Milligan’s lecture, “Unleashing the Infinite Archive: Exploring Born-Digital Cultural Heritage at Scale through Interdisciplinary Collaboration,” explores several issues that are central to the DCI’s mission. […]

Call for Applications to a Fellowship in Digital Sustainability

  Call for Applications:  The Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability at the Digital Curation Institute The DCI is calling for applications for a one-year funded Fellowship in the area of ‘digital sustainability’. Applications are due by Mar 15, 2017 (see below). Sustainability – the capacity to endure – has become a crucial concern […]

How are Web Archives Made and Used? A report and discussion on work in progress at the DCI

The DCI invites anyone interested to join us for an informal presentation of our ongoing work with the Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellow in Digital Sustainability, Ian Milligan, on Thursday February 9 from 12-1 in BL 417. We’ll have a few refreshments and are happy to extend the discussion afterwards. Prof. Ian Milligan, PhD student Emily Maemura […]

Panel Announcement: Studying the Past Through Technology

The Digital Curation Institute is pleased to announce a panel discussion on Thursday, March 2nd at 4pm in Bissell Room 507. All are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided. This panel, “Studying the Past Through Technology: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable,” brings diverse perspectives to bear on the question of how we can study the past […]

Computational Archival Science Workshop (Part 2) – Studying User Perspectives and Archives in Use

The previous post on the Computational Archival Science workshop at IEEE Big Data 2016 focused on the papers that discussed appraisal and arrangement & description. Here I’ll discuss three papers, including our own, that focus on the researchers who use the archives. “Mining and Analysing One Billion Requests to Linguistic Services” by Büchler et al. […]

Free Software Carpentry workshop in January!

Do you want to use computational techniques in your research? Want to learn the basics of programming in a supportive, inclusive, and hands-on environment? Want to not spend a dollar? On January 26 and 2007, the Digital Curation Institute in collaboration with Software Carpentry will host a free two-day workshop that will teach basic computing […]

Web Archiving: Past, Present and Future

or, Yet another Web Archiving Bibliography We’ve started working with Ian Milligan this Fall as part of the Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability, with research exploring the differences between professionally-curated and crowd-sourced web archives collections. And, as the Internet Archive celebrates 20 years of web archiving this past week (and released some fun and exciting new tools – […]

code4lib Web Scraping Workshops

The DCI is pleased to be hosting two workshops by code4lib Toronto on Web Scraping. Web Scraping Part I: In-Browser Scraping and Working with X-Path This part one on Thursday November 3, is an introduction to the concepts, using browser extensions to quickly get started on scraping. No programming experience is required. What you’ll learn: What is […]