Recent Research


Smith, C. L. and Rieh, S. Y. (2019). Knowledge-Context in search systems: Toward information-literate actions. Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR ’19), 55-62.

Guberek, T., Muralles, V. & Alpert-Abrams, H. (2019). Scaling Access to State Records of Repression: The Role of Digitalization in Guatemala’s Historic Archive of the National Police. Accepted and Forthcoming, International Journal of Transitional Justice.


Frank, R. D., Tyler, A. R. B., Gault, A., Suzuka, K., & Yakel, E. (2018). Issues of Privacy in Qualitative Video Data Reuse. International Journal of Digital Curation.

Conway, P. & Askew, K. (2018). From International Shortwave to Digital Rebroadcast: Transforming Music Time in Africa for a New Worldwide Audience. IASA Journal Issue 48.

Thomer, A. K., Yoder, M. J., & Twidale, M. B. (2018). Transforming Taxonomic Interfaces: "Arm's Length" Cooperative Work and the Maintenance of a Long-lived Classification System. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 2(CSCW), 173.

Faniel, I., Kansa, S., Austin, A., Boytner, R., France, P, Jacobs, J.E., Kansa, E. and Yakel, E. (2018). Beyond the Archive: Bridging Data Creation and Reuse in Archaeology, Advances in Archaeological Practice 6/2.

Thomer, A. K., Wickett, K. M., Baker, K. S., Fouke, B. W., & Palmer, C. L. (2018). Documenting provenance in noncomputational workflows: Research process models based on geobiology fieldwork in Yellowstone National Park. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 0(0).

York, J., Gutmann, M., & Berman, F. (2018). What Do We Know about the Stewardship Gap. Data Science Journal, 17, 19.


Frank, R. D., Chen, Z., Crawford, E., Suzuka, K., & Yakel, E. (2017). Trust in Qualitative Data Repositories. ASIS&T 2017: Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 54(1), 102–111. Available URL:

Garcia, P. (2017). Accessing archives: Teaching with primary sources in K-12 classrooms. The American Archivist, 80(1), pp. 189-212. doi: 10.17723/0360-9081.80.1.189

Guberek, T., Hedstrom, M. (2017). On or Off the Record?: Detecting Patterns of Silence about Death in Guatemala's National Police Archive. Archival Science 17, 27-54.

Palmer, C. L., Thomer, A.K., Baker, K. S., Wickett, K. M., Hendrix, C. L., Rodman, A., ... Fouke, B. W. (2017). Site-based data curation based on hot spring geobiology. PLoS ONE, 12(3), e0172090. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172090

Toyama, K. (2017). From needs to aspirations in information technology for development. Journal of Information Technologies and Development, 1-22.


Frank, R. D., Suzuka, K., & Yakel, E. (2016). Examining the Reuse of Digital Video as Qualitative Data. Proceedings of the Archiving 2016 Annual Meeting. Available URL:

Rieh, S. Y., Collins-Thompson, K., Hansen, P., & Lee, H-J (2016). Toward searching as a learning process: A review of current perspectives and future directions. Journal of Information Science, 42(1), 19-34.

Collins-Thompson, K., Rieh, S. Y., Haynes, C. C., Syed, R. (2016). Assessing learning outcomes in web searching: A comparison of tasks and query strategies. Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’16), 163-172.

O’Neill, J., K. Toyama, J. Chen, B. Tate, A. Siddiqui. (2016). The increasing sophistication of mobile media sharing in Bangalore. In Proc. International Conference on Information Technology and Communication and Development. Ann Arbor, June, 2016.

York, J., Gutmann, M., & Berman, F. (2016). Will Today’s Data Be Here Tomorrow? Measuring the Stewardship Gap. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Digital Curation (pp. 102–110). Bern, Switzerland: Swiss National Library.


Conway, P. (2015). Digital Transformations and the Archival Nature of Surrogates. Archival Science 15 (1): 51-69. DOI: 10.1007/s10502-014-9219-z

Donaldson, D. R., & Conway, P. (2015), User conceptions of trustworthiness for digital archival documents. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Tecnology, 66(12), pp. 2427–2444. doi:10.1002/asi.23330

Toyama, K. (2015). Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology. PublicAffairs.

Yakel, E., Frank, R. D., & Suzkua, K. (2015). Educational Records of Practice: Preservation and Access Concerns. In iPres 2015: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation (pp. 206–210). Chapel Hill, NC: School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved from:

Frank, R. D., Kriesberg, A., Yakel, E., & Faniel, I. M. (2015), Looting hoards of gold and poaching spotted owls: Data confidentiality among archaeologists & zoologists. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 52: 1–10. doi: 10.1002/pra2.2015.145052010037 Available URL: