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Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C)

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Building the Scholarly Base of a Field: Reflections on 8 Years of the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI)

Anne J. Gilliland
Published Online: 2016-05-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2016-0004

Abstract

The Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI) was begun in 2008 to stimulate the growth of a new generation of academics in archival education who are versed in contemporary issues and knowledgeable about their colleagues’ work. The initiative nurtures and promotes state-of-the-art scholarship in archival science broadly conceived, and encourages curricular and pedagogical innovation in archival education. This paper reflects on its genesis and activities over the past eight years and points to its future.

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About the article

Anne J. Gilliland

Anne J. Gilliland is Professor and Director of the Archival Studies specialization in the Department of Information Studies, as well as Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a faculty affiliate of UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities and the Director of the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI). Professor Gilliland is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of numerous awards in archival and information studies.


Published Online: 2016-05-25

Published in Print: 2016-04-01


Citation Information: Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, Volume 45, Issue 1, Pages 27–31, ISSN (Online) 2195-2965, ISSN (Print) 2195-2957, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2016-0004.

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