Patricia Galloway

Biography

Pat Galloway worked as a medieval archaeologist in Europe in the 1970s and then became involved with humanities-oriented computing, which she supported in the Computer Unit of Westfield College of the University of London, where her primary interest was text analysis. From 1979 to 2000 she worked at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), where she was a documentary editor, archaeological editor, historian, museum exhibit developer, and electronic records program director, while at the same time creating the MDAH's automation program from scratch as manager of information systems. She is the author of Choctaw Genesis 1500-1700 (1995) and Practicing Ethnohistory(2006). From 1997 to 2000 she directed the NHPRC grant-funded project at MDAH to create an electronic records program for the state of Mississippi.

Since coming to the School of Information, Pat has developed a suite of courses designed to prepare students to become what has recently been referred to as "Archival Engineers," capable of managing and maintaining digital cultural objects indefinitely; she also teaches archival appraisal and a course on historical museums. Her research interests to underpin this work include institutionalization of digital repositories and appropriate appraisal practices for digital records. In keeping with her interests as a historian, she is also interested in understanding how archiving and cultural preservation in general fit into their historical and cultural contexts.

Degrees

BA in French from Millsaps College, MA and PhD in Comparative Literature and PhD in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Areas Of Specialization

Digital Humanities
Historical Museums
History
Digital Archiving and Preservation
Archives

Recent Publications

A Matter of Archaeology: Essays in Honor of Samuel O. Brookes, edited by Patricia Galloway and Evan Peacock; accepted for publication by the University Press of Mississippi.

From Archival Management to Archival Enterprise to the Information Domain: David Gracy and the Development of Archival Education at the University of Texas. Information & Culture 49 (1), 3-33.

Plenary Session 3: Commentary on Integrating Research and Teaching in Preservation Education. Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, 43(1-2), 2014: 51-53.

La Salle in the Lower Mississippi Valley: The Growth of a Historical and Archaeological Archive. Le Journal 30(1), 2-8.

Playpens for Mind Children: Continuities in the Practice of Programming. Information & Culture 47 (1), 38-78.

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Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourse
2020SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2019FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2019FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2019FallINF 350GInformation in Society Historical Museums: Context and Practice
2019FallINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2019SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2019SpringINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2018FallINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2018FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2018FallINF 350GInformation in Society Historical Museums: Context and Practice
2018SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2018SpringINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2017FallINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2017FallINF 350GInformation in Society Historical Museums: Context & Practice
2017FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2017SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2017SpringINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2016FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2016FallINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2016FallINF 350GInformation in Society Historical Museums: Context & Practice
2016SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2016SpringINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2015FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2015FallINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2015SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2015SpringINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2015Summer Session 1INF 380CInformation in Social and Cultural Context
2014FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2014FallINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2014SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2014SpringINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2013FallINF 380CInformation in Social and Cultural Context
2013FallINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2013SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2013SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2012FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2012FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2012SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2012SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2012Summer Session 1INF 380CInformation in Social and Cultural Context
2011FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2011FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2011SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2011SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2010FallINF 180JIntroduction to Information Studies
2010FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2010FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2010FallINF 180JIntroduction to Information Studies
2010SpringINF 180JIntroduction to Information Studies
2010SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2010SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2009FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2009FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2009SpringINF 180JIntroduction to Information Studies
2009SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2009SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2008FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2008FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2008SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2008SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2007FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2007FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2006FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2006FallINF 389KLife Cycle Metadata for Digital Objects
2006SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2006SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2005FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2005FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2005SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2004FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2004FallINF 389KLife Cycle Metadata for Digital Objects
2004SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2004SpringINF 392KDigital Archiving and Preservation
2003FallINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2003FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records
2003SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2003SpringINF 392KProblems in Permanent Retention of Electronic Records
2002FallINF 388K.10Seminar in Organizational Environments Historical Museums Context and Practice
2002FallINF 389KLifecycle Metadata for Digital Objects
2002SpringINF 389GIntroduction to Electronic and Digital Records
2002SpringINF 392KProblems in Permanent Retention of Electronic Records
2001FallINF 389C.15Security and Authenticity in Digital and Electronic Records
2001FallINF 389JAppraisal and Selection of Records