Ricky Punzalan

Ricky Punzalan

Hello!

I am an assistant professor of archival studies at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. I hold a PhD in Information, with a focus on archival studies, from the University of Michigan School of Information (2012) and two graduate certificates, one in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the other in Museum Studies. I previously taught as an assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of the Philippines (Diliman).

About My Research

My research contributes to the growing area of research on the impact of digitization and online access to both archival institutions and the users they serve. I also work to establish the next generation of archival training and to create ways to bring the archival imperative to serve diverse audiences and communities. I address these topics through three major areas: first, the intersections between Archives and Digital Access; second, connections between Archives and Social Memory; and third, building an infrastructure for Archival Education and Scholarship.