UMD researchers are exploring new, transdisciplinary ways of conducting research related to accessing data, using “crowdsourcing” to harness the power of information to solve complex problems, and engage large numbers of collaborators to work toward erasing the digital divide, preserving and archiving data, and making it accessible to everyone.
UMD Select Capabilities:
- Future of Information Alliance (FIA)
- Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)
- Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
- Data Sciences at UMD (Graduate certificate program in Data Science (launched Fall 2017))
Partners: Deutsch Foundation, Google, Smithsonian Institution, National Archives, Library of Congress, U.S. National Parks, National Geographic Society, Newseum, Sesame Workshop, WAMU, State of Maryland