Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Katie Shilton, Jessica Vitak
Funder: National Science Foundation
Examining how the risks of using pervasive data in computational research can be quantified, what factors impact willingness to contribute data to research, how diverse computational researchers address core research ethics values, and how regulators are adjusting to the new burdens they face in governing computational research.
Principal Investigator: Ge Gao
Funder: National Science Foundation
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.
Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Creating a cutting-edge Digital Asset Management System with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve and manage the digital assets of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.
Principal Investigator: Gregg Vanderheiden
Funder: US Dept of Education
A Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) was made to change any devices’ interfaces for people who cannot use technologies due to barriers caused by their level of disability, literacy, and/or digital literacy.
Principal Investigator: Niklas Elmqvist
Funder: National Science Foundation
Building an augmented-reality DataWorld using hidden troves of data (from social media, the census, public databases, and more) to help professionals, policymakers, and citizens in there every day life---from house hunting by walking through the neighborhood and getting pop-up facts about the area to getting event and safety updates as you walk through a college campus.
Principal Investigator: Gregg Vanderheiden, J. Bern Jordan, Hernisa Kacorri, Amanda Lazar, Jonathan Lazar
Funder: HHS / ACL / National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Funder: Other
Ensuring that existing information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions for people with disabilities are known, effective, findable, more affordable, and available on every computer or digital technology platform; and exploring the emerging next-next-generation interface technologies for which there are no effective accessibility guidelines or standards, and problem-solving in advance of these technologies.
Principal Investigator: Ana Ndumu
Funder: Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Funder: Other
Introducing refugees and immigrants to library professions through a self-paced mini-course as part of a one-year pilot in partnership with the REFORMA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and Prince George’s Public Library System.
Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Piloting an online national collaborative network of educators and practitioners to enable the sharing and dissemination of computational case studies and lesson plans through an open source, cloud-based interactive platform based on Jupyter Notebooks.