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Ricky Punzalan

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Ricky Punzalan is assistant professor of archives and digital curation at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. His area of research includes understanding the relationship of archives and collective memory, the politics and dynamics of digitization decision-making in collaborative and inter-institutional settings, and the uses and users of digitized archival images. He also examines "virtual reunification" as a strategy to provide integrated access to dispersed ethnographic archival images online. He holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan's School of Information. In addition to an MLIS from the University of the Philippines, he completed two certificates of graduate studies at Michigan, one in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and another in Museum Studies.

Prior to his doctoral work at Michigan, he taught on the faculty of the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies. His articles have been published in Archival Science, Archives and Manuscripts, Archivaria and Library Quarterly.