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Jessica Bushey
PhD Archival and Information Studies, 2016
School of Library, Archival & Information Studies
University of British Columbia
jess [at] cajecreative [dot] com
jbushey [at] unfccc [dot] int

I currently work as an Archives and Records Management Consultant with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.

I completed my dissertation entitled, The Archival Trustworthiness of Digital Photography in Social Media Platforms in April 2016. I study the creation, management and preservation of contemporary photography and video. I am interested in the convergence of digital cameras and mobile phones. I take a multidisciplinary approach to research, filtered through the lens of archival science and digital diplomatics. I am interested in exploring how the archival viewpoint can be integrated into existing social media platforms.

I teach courses at the University of Victoria, BC Canada and the University of Vancouver, BC Canada in the areas of archival materials in museums, audiovisual and non-textual archives and technology in archival management and preservation.

Prior to the completion of my doctorate, I was a Graduate Research Assistant with InterPARES Trust, an international interdisciplinary research project, led by Dr. Luciana Duranti, which explores trust in the online environment. I also implemented the digitization program at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC (2006-2011) and completed a Masters thesis in Archival Studies, entitled Born-digital Images as Reliable and Authentic Records.


Image credit: David Campion