Ricardo L. Punzalan

Ricardo L. Punzalan

Ricardo L. Punzalan

Assistant Professor
Office: 
0216B Hornbake Library
Telephone: 
301-405-6518

Education

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

Biography

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

Teaching

  •  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.




 

Research Projects: 

Virtual Reunification of Dispersed Archival Photographs: Adding Value to Large-Scale Digital Aggregations

Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Punzalan Trevor Munoz
Investigator:

The iSchool and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) seeks to collaborate to develop specific plans for incorporating virtual reunification of dispersed photograph and image collections.

Establishing a Data Curation Program for Agricultural Information

Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Punzalan
Investigator:

This collaboration between the iSchool and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library (NAL) will help develop a robust data curation infrastructure that safeguards agricultural information and promote their continued discovery and re-use through the utilization of NAL’s extensive collections, digital resources, and staff expertise.

Valuing Our Scans: Understanding the Impacts of Digitized Native American Ethnographic Archives

Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Punzalan
Investigator:

Valuing Our Scans (VoS) is a 3-year, mixed methods research project that will help cultural heritage institutions evaluate the use and impact of digitized ethnographic archives.

Measuring the Impact of Digital Repositories Workshop Proposal

Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Punzalan
Investigator: Adam Kriesberg

This workshop hopes to identify the current metrics, tools, and practices that are effective in recording the impact of digital data storage, and the issues that will require additional research.

University of Maryland College of Information Studies Digital Curation Fellows Program at the National Agricultural Library

Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Punzalan
Investigator:

This fellows program advances a new field of study and builds a workforce in the field of digital curation and user access with an emphasis on agriculture and agricultural informatics.

Establishing and Testing Best Practices in the Digital Curation of Collections at the National Agricultural Library

Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Punzalan
Investigator:

The National Agricultural Library acquires, organizes, provides access to, and preserves agriculture literature and its data for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It needs research on the best practices for creating and curating its digital collections.