I am manager of digital services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and a doctoral student at Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics. My research focuses on peer history production communities and how they collaboratively build online archives. My research has implications for archival participatory practice and provides a foundation for the design of systems that support archives users as consumers and producers of historical materials.
News and Events
September 2014, accepted, chapter on user behavior for Encyclopedia of Archival Concepts, Principles and Practices, co-authored with Wendy Duff.
July 2014, Presented paper on archival implications of online family history production at AERI 2014.
April 2014, Awarded travel scholarship for AERI 2014.
December 2013, paper, "Designing information savvy societies: An introduction to assessability," accepted for CHI 2014.
July 2013, paper, "Family Matters: Control and Conflict in Online Family History Production" accepted for CSCW 2014.
April 2013, Awarded scholarship for AERI 2013 and paper, "Personal Archiving and Citizen Archiving: A Fraught Marriage," accepted.
March 2013, invited to attend HCIC 2013.
February 2013, travel scholarship awarded and poster, "Crowdsourcing History: New Challenges and Opportunities for Memory Institutions," accepted for symposium, Curate Thyself: Defining and Cultivating an Academic Trajectory in Digital Curation (DigCCurrII).
February 2013, paper, "Citizen Archivists: The New Stewards of Virtual Public Archives," accepted for conference, Public History in the Digital Age, April 4-5, 2013.
January 2013: "Archivist and Records Manager Job Announcements: An Analysis," accepted for SAA Annual Meeting 2013.
September 2012: Panel, "The AERI Experience: Support, Structure, and Sociality of Inquiry within the Archival Research and Education Field," accepted for ALISE 2013.
April 2012: Received scholarship to attend the Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) 2012.
February 2012: paper, "Cashing in on Family: Online Family History Construction as a Commercial Enterprise," accepted for CHI 2012.
November 2011: paper, "Tell me about My Family: A study of Cooperative Research on Ancestry.com," accepted for iConference 2012.