Image Processing and Reunification Workshop

September 16 to 17, 2016 | University of Maryland, College Park
Profiles of Workshop Participants

This workshop explores the opportunities and challenges related to innovative work in using large-scale image collections. It brings together constituencies that rarely cross paths: library, archives, and museum (LAM) professionals, photo archivists, developers with expertise in computer vision and pattern recognition, image digitization experts, digital humanists, and scholars of visual archives. Participants of the workshop are particularly interested in developing strategies that generate new insights through virtual reunification of related images dispersed across different online collections. At present, available implementations of this digital technique have been limited to textual collections but the possibilities for enhancing the impact of image collections through such work is immense. By inviting a range of stakeholders, this project aims to create a roadmap for implementing virtual reunification projects for digitized archival images.

This event is co-organized by the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), with support from the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture and the Digital Curation and Innovation Center (DCIC). Funding for the workshop has been provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).