Ricardo L. Punzalan

Ricardo L. Punzalan
Ricardo L. Punzalan, Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Information, University of Michigan School of Information, 2013


4117J Hornbake Building, South Wing


Dr. Punzalan is an assistant professor of archival studies at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. He holds 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. He previously taught as an assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at theUniversity of the Philippines (Diliman).

Research Interest

Impact of digitization and online technology
Transforming analog archives into digital formats
New possibilities for archival access and interpretation


  •  INST604-Introduction to Archives and Digital Curation

Recent Publications & Products

  • Archival Diasporas: A Framework for Understanding the Complexities and Challenges of Dispersed Photographic Collections.” American Archivist 77, no. 2 (fall/winter 2014).

  • “Understanding Virtual Reunification.” Library Quarterly 84, no. 3 (2014): 294—323.

  • “Valuing Our Scans: Assessing the Value and Impact of Digitizing Ethnographic Collections for Access.” Paper delivered at Museums and the Web 2014, Baltimore, Maryland.

  •  Posters: “Virtual Reunification: Bits and Pieces Put Together to Form a Semblance of a Whole.” Research poster presented at the Research Forum of the Society of American Archivists, San Diego, California, August 2012.