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Professor Beaudoin Publishes Two Articles

January 16, 2012
SLIS Assistant Professor Joan Beaudoin has published two articles recently. The first article is titled “Specters in the Archive: Faculty Digital Image Collections and the Problems of Invisibility" and is in The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Dr. Beaudoin's article appears in Volume 37, Issue 6, December 2011, pages 488-494. The paper's abstract is included below. For the full article, please visit
This paper presents the findings of a research study which investigated the digital preservation practices among two faculty user groups, archeologists and art historians. This faculty's knowledge of digital preservation practices and their perceptions and emotions concerning the digital images they had created and, or collected to support their professional activities were examined. What was discovered is a worrisome situation where an important part of our cultural record is at serious risk of being lost.
Her second article, co-written with Jessica Evans Brady, "Finding Visual Information: A Study of Image Resources Used by Archaeologists, Architects, Art Historians, and Artists" appears in Art Documentation:Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 24-36. The stable url for the JSTOR pdf is:
Congratulations, Dr. Beaudoin!