David Wallace

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Lecturer IV in Information and Research Investigator, School of Information
Short bio: 

David A. Wallace is a lecturer IV at the University of Michigan School of Information. Wallace's major areas of research include investigations into the connections between archiving and the shaping of the present and the past; the role of archives in enabling and denying accountability and justice; and computerization of government records.

Research summary: 

Since 1994 he has authored more than 45 publications and given over 50 presentations at professional forums on recordkeeping and accountability; freedom of information; government secrecy; professional ethics; electronic records management; graduation archival education; information infrastructures; and, cultural heritage on the Web.

Recent publications: 


“Social Justice Impact of Archives: A Preliminary Investigation,” Archival Science (forthcoming) Con-authored with Wendy Duff and Andrew Flinn.


Guest Editor, special double issue of Archival Science 11, (nos. 1-2, March 2011) on “Archives and the Ethics of Memory Construction.”


“Understanding the 9/11 Commission Archive: Control, Access, and the Politics of Manipulation,” Archival Science 11, (nos. 1-2, March 2011): 125-169. Co-authored with Lance Stuchell.


“Digital Curation for Digital Natives,” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) 52 (No. 1, January 2011): 23-31. Co-authored with Elizabeth Yakel, Paul Conway, and Margaret Hedstrom.


“Locating Agency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Professional Ethics and Archival Morality,” Journal of Information Ethics 19 (No. 1, Spring 2010): 172-189.


“Co-creation of the Grateful Dead Sound Archive: Control, Access and Curation Communities.” In Jeanette Bastian and Ben Alexander (eds.) Communities and Their Archives: Creating and Sustaining Memory (London: Facet Publishing, 2009): 169-193.


 “Historical and Contemporary Justice and the Role of the Archivist,” In Arkiv, Demokrati Og Rettferd [Archives, Justice, Democracy](Oslo, Norway: ABM-Utvikling, 2006): 14-27.