DCI Fellowship awarded to Victoria Palacin

We are delighted to announce that the DCI Fellowship for the year 2020-2021 has been awarded to Victoria Palacin! Please read on for a biography and an overview of the Fellowship project. Victoria Palacin (@vpalacin) is a computer scientist who researches human-computer interactions. Her work focuses on co-creating technologies and physical data experiences with and […]

CLOSED – Call for Applications: 2020-2021 Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute

In response to the current pandemic and its impact on academic schedules, the deadline for applications is extended to 15 April 2020. The 3-month residency requirement will be reviewed and possibly amended in light of developments in the 2020-21 academic year.  The Digital Curation Institute (DCI) at the Faculty of Information at the University of […]

Dr Yunhyong Kim, 2019-20 DCI fellow

2019-20 DCI fellow: Dr Yunhyong Kim, University of Glasgow

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Yunhyong Kim, this year’s Digital Curation Institute fellow, in Toronto. A lecturer at the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow, Yuhnyong works across multiple topics related to information management and analysis, gravitating towards areas that bring together artificial intelligence, digital curation, and forensics in the arts and sciences. She has […]

Call for Applications: Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute

The Digital Curation Institute (DCI) at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary research unit led by Prof. Christoph Becker. It unites leading researchers in digital curation in a broad, inclusive perspective on the field, with the aim to provide a vibrant space of investigation, exchange and discussion (http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca). The […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Systems Design Studio is Here

Our new lab is here! Equipped with flexible stations for designing, developing, and meeting, the space is intended to serve as a base for the dynamic work of DCI members. We’re calling it the Systems Design Studio. The lab is supported by infrastructure funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Ministry of Research through […]