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- Professor of Archives and Records Management
- Dept of Information Studies
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Dr Elizabeth Shepherd qualified as an archivist and worked in archives and records management in local government before becoming a records management specialist at TFPL Ltd. In 1992 she was appointed in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), to update and revise the MA in Archives and Records Management of which she was programme director until 2002. In 2003 she was appointed a senior lecturer, in 2007 Reader and in 2011 Professor of Archives and Records Management.
My research interests are in the role of records management in effective information policy compliance and in the development of the English archival profession, which is the subject of my PhD and a monograph published by Ashgate (Archives and Archivists in Twentieth Century England, 2009).
I am interested in supervising research into all areas of archives and records management, in particular, the development and history of the profession, archival education, the management of digital records, records management issues in particular countries or sectors, appraisal, management skills for records professionals and the development and application of policies, standards and frameworks for the archives and records management discipline.
I was instrumental in establishing the International Centre for Archives and Records Management Research and User Studies, ICARUS, in 2005 in recognition of the need to develop a significant body of research which seeks to identify, understand and meet the rapid technological and intellectual changes sweeping through the archives and records management discipline. To this end ICARUS seeks to develop knowledge and enhance understanding of the creation, management and use of records and their role in society; and map, monitor and evaluate significant changes in the archives and records domain using robust evidence-based methods.
I currently teach modules within the MA in Archives and Records Management including Concepts and Contexts, Recordkeeping Professional. I also co-ordinate the doctoral research methods module for the Department.
|01-SEP-2009 – 31-DEC-2009||Visiting Professor||Faculty of Information Studies||University of Toronto, Canada|
|01-OCT-2007||Reader, Archives and Records Management||Department of Information Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-OCT-2003 – 30-SEP-2007||Senior Lecturer, Archives and Records Management||Department of Information Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-AUG-1992 – 01-OCT-2003||Lecturer, Archives and Records Management||School of Library, Archive and Information Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|2004||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Archives and Records Management||University College London|
|1992||P.Grad Dip||Postgraduate Diploma – Management studies||University of Westminster|
|1985||MA||Master of Arts – Archive studies||University College London|
|1982||BA||Bachelor of Arts – History||University of London|