Kenneth W. Heger

Kenneth W. Heger

Kenneth W. Heger

Lecturer
Office: 
4110B, Hornbake Building, South Wing
Telephone: 
301-405-3600

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Metadata
  • Building systems to link data from various sources and records types
  • Archives and Digital Curation
  • The Overseas Pension Project

EDUCATION

  • PhD, History, University of Maryland

BIOGRAPHY

Kenneth W. Heger, Ph.D., is the liaison in the Archives and Digital Curation specialization.  Prior to coming to the iSchool, Dr. Heger was an employee at the National Archives and Records Administration, where he directed national programs in access, description, digitization, and outreach.  He has spoken at the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, as well as regional, state, and local historical societies. He has published in numerous regional, state and local genealogical publications.  He is the current president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS).

TEACHING

  • LBSC 782 Arrangement, Description and Access Systems
  • LBSC 703 Field Study
  • INST 728-B Digitization of Legacy Holdings
Research Projects: 

Establishing an Archival/Records Management Partnership to Assist the National Park Service in Managing its Historically Valuable Records in the Washington Office

Principal Investigator: Kenneth W. Heger
Investigator:

Curated archival collections are primary data sources that provide information for long-term research needs.

Internships to Increase Public Access to Archival Resources in National Capital Region Parks

Principal Investigator: Kenneth W. Heger
Investigator:

The National Park Service and the iSchool have collaborated to create an internship program in which students learn about existing archival resources as well as assist in developing and implementing a strategy to locate, identify, and survey archival records throughout National Capital Region parks.

Create Thematic Web Exhibits Highlighting Civil Rights Movement NCR Museum Collections

Principal Investigator: Kenneth W. Heger
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Web exhibits highlighting objects associated with the Civil Rights Movement will expand visitor and public access from around the world to the National Capital Region (NCR) museum collections.