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Academics / Specializations / Archival Studies / Archives & Recordkeeping in the Digital Era: Lectures and Ruminations  

Dr. Cox is teaching a classAs part of the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate program in archives and records management, a lecture series is starting in November 2003 to draw attention to the continuing importance of the record in an age valuing short-term information and instant gratification.

The lectures and discussions will focus on research projects, observations about recent scholarship, issues of public policy and recordkeeping, and speculations about the nature of records and recordkeeping’s place in modern society.

The lectures, some formal and some informal group discussions, will be offered by professors, graduate students, and friends of the graduate program in archives and records management.

After the lectures, there will be an informal gathering at a local pub to continue the conversation.

The lecturers are uncompensated and unsupported, and they are making these presentations as a gesture of commitment to the inquiry about humanity’s impulse to create, maintain, and use documents. Attendees at the lectures are invited to make contributions to the Archives Fund which will be used in the future to underwrite an expansion of the lecture and discussion series.

The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter.

  • November 21, 2003
    Richard J. Cox, Professor, Archival Studies, University of Pittsburgh
    “Searching for Archival Knowledge: The Revolution in North American Archival Publishing in the 20th Century”
    Room 501, School of Information Sciences more info

  • December 12, 2003
    Bernadette Callery, Museum Librarian , Carnegie Museum of Natural History
    "Endangered Data: Managing Sensitive Information in Virtual Museums" more info

  • March 19, 2004
    Jean Ann Croft, Preservation Librarian, University of Pittsburgh and Karen Gracy, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
    “Preservation Education Needs for the Next Generation of Information Professionals”   more info

  • April 16, 2004
    Jean Ann Croft, Preservation Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
    "Licensed Databases and the First Sale Doctrine" more info

  • December 3 , 2004
    Joseph Newcomer, FlounderCraft, Limited
    "A Case Study in Digital Document Forensics: The "Bush Guard" Memos" more info

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