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Creating Email Archives from PDFs: The Covid-19 Corpus

Columbia University will contribute email archiving solutions on both ends of the email stewardship cycle — acquisition and preservation, on one end, and research access, on the other. The focus will be on government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic that are being released through FOIA requests made available online by journalists. Consequently, researchers are facing a number of challenges accessing these records and cannot easily determine the scope of arrangement of the collections, or find descriptions of the contents of the main components.

An Integrated Online Archive for International History

Enhancing access to declassified governmental and other organizational records by aggregating documents from the Wilson Center Digital Archive, the Archives and Records Management Section of the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Archives, and the World Bank Group Archives. The project would make the records available for research on an existing website, the Freedom of Information Archive (FOIArchive), as well as through library catalog systems and an application programming interface

CAREER: Accountable Democracy: Mathematical Reasoning and Democratic Processes in America

n recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that computational techniques are deeply embedded in every stage of the American democratic process. Prominent examples include computational redistricting and the increased use of statistical analysis in polling and forecasts. This project will historicize the role of computers, as well as algorithmic thinking and mathematical rationales, in the constitution of American representative democracy in the twentieth century.

Samuel K. Roberts

Associate Professor of History and of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Matthew Connelly

Co-Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
Professor of History

Mae Ngai

Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History

Karl Jacoby

Allan Nevins Professor of American History; Co-Director, Center for this Study of Race and Ethnicity

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