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Donghee Sinn, PhD: Personal Digital Archiving on Common Ground

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October 24, 2018

Contacts: Trudi E. Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department,, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries,, (518) 442-3568.

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Donghee Sinn, PhD:
Personal Digital Archiving on Common Ground

Campus Conversations: Doctor Donghee Sinn

Donghee Sinn, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies will kick off the first “Campus Conversations in Standish” of the fall 2018 semester with a talk titled “Personal Digital Archiving on Common Ground.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. All are welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Sinn's research focuses on digital and personal archiving, public memory, and the use of digital formatted primary sources. She earned her doctorate in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. She has published widely and teaches three different graduate courses.

“In this talk, I want to present some of the quantitative studies I have conducted to understand general patterns and trends of personal digital archiving practices,” explains Dr. Sinn. “While it is true that individuals have their unique methods, my research findings also suggest that there are some discernible patterns of information practices. Some challenges and factors that were identified from previous exploratory studies do not seem to be widely applied, while there are other factors that display significant associations with information practices.”

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, “Campus Conversations in Standish” raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, connecting members of the UAlbany community and beyond. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public, and are always held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

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