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AERI as a Catalyst for Archival Doctoral Education

Sarah A. BuchananORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4871-039X
Published Online: 2016-05-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2016-0001


The Archival Education & Research Institutes (AERI) have created a generation of scholars more engaged with research in archives and information than ever before. AERI has fostered international collaborations and collegiality among emerging and established scholars of archival studies since 2009. Members of the community have been successful and have shared in the success of others, and this interconnectivity has raised the caliber and expanded the impact of archival scholarship. This essay, drawing on the author’s experiences, discusses how three components of the AERI program have catalyzed doctoral education in archival studies: scholarship, community, and pedagogy.

Keywords: Graduate Education; Archival Studies; Library and Information Science; Information Studies; Professional Archivists


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About the article

Sarah A. Buchanan

Sarah A. Buchanan is a doctoral candidate in Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also an archivist at the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) in the Department of Classics. Her research interests include arrangement and description in archival studies, provenance, digital humanities, and museum archaeology. Her dissertation examines archaeological curation as a continuum of practice.

Published Online: 2016-05-25

Published in Print: 2016-04-01

Funding Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Award identifier / Grant number: RE-02-08-0008-08

Award identifier / Grant number: RE-02-11-0032-11

This research was generously supported by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), grant numbers RE-02-08-0008-08 and RE-02-11-0032-11.

Citation Information: Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, Volume 45, Issue 1, Pages 32–38, ISSN (Online) 2195-2965, ISSN (Print) 2195-2957, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2016-0001.

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