School of Information Sciences

Archival Agitators and Advocates Lecture Series

hosted by the iSchool at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Information Ethics and Policy and the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter

Meet the Speaker Coffee will be held at 10:30 AM, followed by the lectures from 11:00 AM - noon.

All events will be held in Room 501 of the IS Building, 135 North Bellefield Avenue.

Over the past couple of decades, the archival profession has mostly seen digital technologies as its greatest challenge, and with good reason. These technologies have threatened both the ability of archivists to preserve records and the basic nature of archival work and identity. Today, however, the most prominent problems for the foreseeable future may be ethical and accountability issues involving personal privacy, government and corporate activities, and intellectual property. All of these kinds of issues involve equipping a new generation of archivists to become more effective advocates for their programs and the archival mission.


Lecture Series

The iSchool hosts several lecture series to explore issues beyond the standard curriculum, allowing students to examine current challenges in the information professions.