Dr. Richard Marciano is the recipient of the 2017 Emmett Leahy Award for “outstanding accomplishments that have had a major impact on the records and information management profession.” Throughout his career, Richard has worked in highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environments at the intersection of technology, information, and records management. He has focused on blending disciplines (computer science, archives, and information management) to produce new ways of understanding the past. He was the founder and director of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) from 2015 to 2020.
In February 2020, Dr. Marciano founded and launched the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AIC). The AIC is an international research network (with partners from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia) which explores the opportunities and challenges of disruptive technologies for archives and records management (including CAS – Computational Archival Science, AI, ML, Digital Curation, etc.), while promoting ethical information access and use.