Ricardo L. Punzalan

Dr. Ricardo L. Punzalan, Assistant Professor
Dr. Ricardo L. Punzalan

Ricardo L. Punzalan


Ph.D. in Information (2013) From University of Michigan School of Information

Office Address

4117J Hornbake Building, South Wing


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 theUniversity of the Philippines (Diliman).

Research Interest

His current research enables cultural heritage institutions to better understand the impact of digitization and online technology. He is investigating how institutions balance the challenges of transforming analog archives into digital formats with the simultaneous opening up and creation of new possibilities for archival access and interpretation.


Fall 2016:

  1.  INST604-Introduction to Archives and Digital Curation

Recent Publications & Products

  1. Archival Diasporas: A Framework for Understanding the Complexities and Challenges of Dispersed Photographic Collections.” American Archivist 77, no. 2 (fall/winter 2014).
  2. “Understanding Virtual Reunification.” Library Quarterly 84, no. 3 (2014): 294—323.
  3. “Valuing Our Scans: Assessing the Value and Impact of Digitizing Ethnographic Collections for Access.” Paper delivered at Museums and the Web 2014, Baltimore, Maryland.
  4.  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.