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Richard Marciano

UNC Chapel Hill
prof. & researcher
Chapel Hill, NC
Richard Marciano is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science, at UNC Chapel Hill, Director of the Sustainable Archives and Leveraging Technologies (SALT) lab, co-Director of the Digital Innovation Lab (DIL), and Director of the Cyberinfrastructure Taskfore for the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, a $5M 4-year Mellon Foundation/UNC initiative.

Richard is a former SAA ERS (Electronic Records Section) Steering Committee member (2006-2009). He leads development of preservation environments for projects funded by NSF, JISC, IMLS, NARA, NHPRC, DHS, and the Research Triangle Park (RTF) Foundation. He is principal investigator and collaborator on a number of "big data" and "records in the cloud" projects, including the NARA/NSF CI-BER project (CyberInfrastructure for Billions of Electronic Records). Dr. Marciano has worked with government records and technology for over 15 years. His experience covers eGovernment, environmental data and policies, planning environments, regional, state, and federal records. He holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and worked as a Postdoc in Computational Geography.