I am an archivist primarily working within the sphere of cultural heritage management, but my research and professional interests frequently take me on journeys to the borderlands of disparate information worlds: scholarly communications, digital humanities, records management, digital rights, copyleft, open data and digital preservation. I enjoy finding commonalities between these information spheres as a way to think through and develop innovative approaches to solving the persistent and emerging information challenges of the 21st century.
My main research interests include the development of libraries and archives in Latin American and the Caribbean; Pan-American approaches to sustainable digital preservation strategies and access to born-digital information; the role of libraries and archives in documenting human rights issues, social justice movements, and marginalized communities; and archives and library training and education as it relates to the areas outlined above.
Beginning in September, 2015 I will be a Fulbright-García Robles fellow researching digital preservation at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas y de la Información, housed at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. This web space will serve as a primary platform for disseminating the progress and developments of my research activities and findings. Stay tuned as I begin my journey later this summer.