Wendy Duff is a professor and Dean in the Faculty of Information where she teaches courses in the areas of archival access and community archives. Her research and publications focus on archival access, archival users, and evaluation of archives. In her current research she explores the impact of archives on social justice.
As Principal Investigator, Professor Duff received a 2014 SSHRC Insight Development to investigate the impact of archives on social justice. With Elizabeth Yakel, and Helen Tibbo she received grants from both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Historical Publications & Records Commission to support the work on the Archival Metrics Project, which sought to promote a culture of assessment in the archival domain by creating standardized user-based evaluation tools and other performance measures.
Archives and Social Justice
Wendy M. Duff and Elizabeth Yakel. “Archival interaction” in Currents of Archival Thinking. 2nd ed. Eds. Heather MacNeil and Terry Eastwood. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, [forthcoming].
Wendy M Duff and Kate Cumming. “Respect My Authority: Literary Warrant Assessment as a Methodological Approach” In Research in the Archival Multiverse. Anne J. Gilliland, Sue McKemmish and Andrew Lau, eds. Melbourne: Monash University Press, 2016.
Publications & Selected Articles
Andrew Flinn, Wendy M. Duff and David Wallace eds. Archives, Record-Keeping & Social Justice: A Reader [In progress].
Wendy M. Duff and Jessica Haskell “New Uses for Old Records: A Rhizomatic Approach to Archival Access.” American Archivist 78.1 (2015): 37-57. Winner of the Ernest Posner Award.
Wendy M. Duff, Jennifer Carter, Joan Cherry, Heather MacNeil, and Lynne Howarth.” From Coexistence to Convergence: Studying Collaboration and Convergence Among Libraries, Archives and Museums.” Information Research 18.3 (2013)
Wendy M. Duff, Elizabeth Yakel and Helen Tibbo. “Archival Reference Knowledge.” American Archivist 76.1 (2013): 68–94.
Wendy M. Duff, Catherine A Johnson and Joan M Cherry. “Reaching Out, Reaching In: A Preliminary Investigation into Archives’ Use of Social Media in Canada.” Archivaria (2013): 77-97.
Honours & awards
Society of American Archivists’ C.E.W. Coker Award, granted to the EAD Working Group. I served as a member of the Working Group, 1998. The C.E.W. Coker Award recognizes projects that involve innovative developments in archival description that have a substantial impact on descriptive practice.
University of Pittsburgh, School of Library and Information Science. Harold Lancour Award for Academic and Scholarly Accomplishments, 1995-1996.
Jean Dryden, PhD, 2002 – 2008.
Carol Radford-Grant, MISt, 2005-07.
Amir Lavie, 2013-
Jamila Ghaddar, Phd 2014
INF2180H Archival Access Advocacy and Outreach
INF2121H Special Archives: Community Archives.