Master of Archival Studies
The iSchool is an internationally recognized School with innovative programs and exceptional research productivity. Our programs have received international awards and our faculty have received large research grants to support students.
Established as School of Librarianship in 1961 as a professional school within the Faculty of Arts and Science the School graduated its first class of Bachelors of Library Science in May 1962.
Vision: A thriving iSchool, known for exceptional student experiences and outcomes, societally relevant faculty research, alumni and community engagement, and faculty/staff work environment; recognized within UBC as an essential hub for vibrant, multi-disciplinary, cross-campus collaboration in the areas of archives, records and information management, human-computer interaction and design, Indigenous information initiatives, cultural informatics, digital media and media studies.
Identity: An iSchool with an Arts Perspective: (Information, Technology and People) + (Media, Design and Culture).
Mission: Through innovative research, education and design, our mission is to enhance humanity’s capacity to engage information in effective, creative and diverse ways.
|Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad||Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic|
|Bullard, Julia||Information Systems, Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), classification systems, metadata, values-in-design|
|Douglas, Jennifer||Personal archives; Writers’ archives; Archival arrangement and description; History and evolution of archival theory; Online communities and archives; Archival representation|
|Duranti, Luciana||Personal archives, Writers' archives, Archival arrangement and description, History and evolution of archival theory, Online communities and archives, Archival representation|
|Freund, Luanne||Information, Information Systems, Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), New Technology and Social Impacts, information retrieval, human information interaction, open data|
|Kwakkel, Frederik||Audiovisual, Visual, Audio and Written Communications, Communication Contexts, Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), History of the Book, Reading, Medieval Manuscripts, Paleography, Codicology, Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History of Libraries|
|Meyers, Eric||youth online behavior, information seeking, web search, libraries, public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, learning, virtual worlds, collaboration, social networks, new media, digital literacy, information literacy|
|Nathan, Lisa||Impacts of New Information Technologies, New Technology and Social Impacts, Individual and Collective Ethics, Information Ethics, Ethics of Care, Sustainability, Information Policy, Indigenous Information Initiatives, Value Sensitive Design, Design, Values in Design, Generative Justice|
|O'Brien, Heather||New Technology and Social Impacts, Public Communication, Media Influence on Behavior, Right and Access to Information, Impacts of New Information Technologies, user engagement, user experience, community engagement, information seeking and retrieval, information access, cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation|
CHICAGO—Emily Larson, dual Master of Archival Studies and Library and Information Studies student at UBC iSchool, is the 2019 recipient of the Theodore Calvin Pease Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award, which will be presented at a ceremony during the Joint Annual...
Congratulations to MACL alumna Kallie George for the recent publication of three new books! Kallie completed her master’s of Children’s Literature at the iSchool in 2007. She is now an award-winning author of numerous books for children, including the Tiny Tales series (Spark, Flare and Splash), a...
We are pleased to share that MLIS student, Nicole Mulder, is the winner of the 2018/19 Arts Student Portfolio of the Year competition for the portfolio she began as part of the MLIS core. The judges were impressed with the quality of the activities that she included in her portfolio, as well as the...
Last week Pierluigi Feliciati, our Dodson Visiting Professor, presented his colloquia talk “From Access to Use: the quality of human-archives interactions as a research question.” His talked dealed with archives user studies and the impact of the quality of use on services, to ensure better uses of...
Congratulations to iSchool Alumna Weimei Pan who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on March 20, Managing Records As Evidence And Information In China in the Context of Cloud-Based Services. Her supervisor was Professor Luciana Duranti, and members of her supervisory committee were: Luanne...