Lecture at MIL: Research Management and Media Preservation

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

22 Jun 2017

On June 29, Patricia Galloway (UT Austin) will present a lecture, at MIL, on “Research Management and Media Preservation: Learning from Archivists and Records Managers”.


Speaker: Patricia Galloway, UT Austin
Date: June 29, 11h00
Venue: Anfiteatro 1, U. Porto Media Innovation Labs
Praça Coronel Pacheco, 15
4050-453, Porto
Entrance: Participation is free but registration is needed. If you plan on attending the lecture, please visit https://mil.up.pt/palestras/patricia-galloway/


MIL (U. Porto Media Innovation Labs) is the Center of Competences of the University of Porto for the media area, whose mission is to further develop the capacity of the university in the field of media, teaching, research and innovation, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration between existing university structures and articulation with external partners.



As records of government and business have turned from paper to digital, archivists and records managers have learned a lot from trying to manage them. Research data managers and preservers of digital media, however, have had no good reason to learn about this experience, which is published in professional journals. In this talk, Patricia Galloway will point to several useful findings that records managers and archivists have learned from their work – and in some cases rejected – that are likely to be even more important for the preservation of digital research data and digital media.



Patricia Galloway joined the University of Texas at Austin School of Information’s archival program, where she is now Professor, in 2000. She teaches courses in digital archives, archival appraisal, and historical museums. From 1979 to 2000 she worked at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, where she was an editor, historian, museum exhibit developer, and manager of archival information systems, and from 1997 to 2000 directed an NHPRC-funded project to create an electronic records program for the state of Mississippi. Her academic qualifications include a BA in French from Millsaps College (1966); MA (1968) and PhD (1973) in Comparative Literature and PhD in Anthropology (2004), all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was an archaeologist in England, Norway, and Germany in the 1970s and supported digital humanities in the University of London 1977-79. She served on the Society of American Archivists Continuing Education and Professional Development committee 2005-2009, when the groundwork was prepared for SAA’s current Digital Archives Specialist certificate program. Her recent publications include an article on “Digital Archiving” in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2009), articles on “Intrinsic Value” and “Principle of Respect for Original Order” in the new Encyclopedia of Archival Science, and articles in American Archivist, Archivaria, D-Lib, Library Trends, Information and Culture, and IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.