Carol Chiodo, Ph.D.

illustration by JoJo Karlin

Carol Chiodo is the Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship in the Americas, Europe and Oceania Division at Harvard University Library.

Ph.D. , Yale; B.A., Fairfield University

Carol’s work sits at the intersection of cultural heritage and digital technology. She is committed to supporting libraries, archives, and museums in making the best potential use of digital tools and infrastructure to accomplish their mission. Carol has experience developing strategy and policies around digital preservation and stewardship, leading grant funded initiatives to build infrastructural capacity, managing open source software development, and curating online collections and exhibitions. With research interests in digital and quantitative methods in the humanities, including text mining, network analysis, image analysis and recommender systems, Carol’s recent projects include curriculum development in digital scholarship for information professionals and the use and development of computational techniques such as machine learning to analyze cultural heritage at scale. She is currently the PI on the Mellon-funded initiative Images as Data: Processing, Exploration and Discovery at Scale at Harvard University Library.

For more information on the Images as Data Initiative and how it aims at transforming the ways in which cultural heritage institutions make their digital collections amenable to computationally inflected research, see this presentation from the 2020/2021 Digital Humanities -Theorie und Methodik Lecture Series at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

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