This website provides information about my background and my work to anyone who is interested. I also regard this site as a means of showing archival students the complexity of the profession, its many facets, involvements, alliances, and its impact on culture, social and political issues, and the life of individuals. Because it serves these primary purposes, the site has a restricted area, which allows me to post material of any kind directed exclusively to UBC archival students.

I have been involved with the archival field since 1973, and I have been a professor in the archival program at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (since 2018 School of Information) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) from 1987 to 2023. Since July 2023 I am Professor Emerita at the iSchool. Though now retired, I remain the Principal Investigator of the InterPARES research project, and in this role I supervise archival students who are hired as Graduate Academic Assistants to work on the project.

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