Dr. Ciaran B. Trace, Associate Professor, School of Information

Research Presentations

  • "Delayed While Pending Some Action: The Information Backlog as Delayed Maintenance." Maintainers III Conference: Practice, Policy and Care, Washington, D.C., October 7, 2019.

  • "A Guide to Navigation in Perilous Times: Journeys through Archival History and Historiography." Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, Washington DC, August 16, 2018.

  • Ciaran B. Trace & Yan Zhang [presenter]. "Long-term Value of Self-tracking Data." Presentation to Nanjing University User Information Behavior Workshop, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, December 16, 2017.

  • "Phenomenology, Experience, and the Essence of Documents as Objects." Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 9) Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, June 28, 2016.

  • "The Relationship Between People and Recorded Knowledge: Insights from Ethnomethodology." Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), College Park, Maryland, July 14, 2015.

  • "Assessing Awareness of Indigenous Ways Among Faculty at Library/Archives/Museums Programs." Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, May 31, 2014.

  • Ciaran B. Trace & Unmil Karadkar [presenter], "Technological Devices in the Archives: A Policy Analysis." 15th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2013), Bangalore, India, December 10, 2013.

  • "Archives and Human Centered Computing." Invited Talk, Information Studies Colloquium, University of California Los Angeles, November 14, 2013.

  • Loriene Roy, Ciaran Trace & Sarah Gilbert. "Indigenous Ways: Assessing the Awareness of and Potential Need for Identifying Content on Indigenous World View in Educating Libraries/Archives/Museum (LAM) Entry Level Professionals." IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Singapore, August 20, 2013 [paper presented by Roy].

  • "Enhancing Evidentiary Work Through the Lens of Human Centered Computing." Presentation to the Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, August 13, 2013.

  • "Teaching About Evidence and Arrangement - Lessons from the APT Project." Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), Austin, Texas, June 20, 2013.

  • "Indigenous Ways: Assessing the Awareness in Educating Libraries/Archives/Museum (LAM) Entry Level Professionals." Presentation to the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, New Mexico, June 12, 2013.

  • "A Meeting of the Minds: HCI and the Re-Engineering of Archival Processing." Presentation to the Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, San Diego, August 9, 2012.

  • "Two in Ten: Ruth Blair and the Emergence of the American Archival Profession." Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, Chicago, August 25, 2011.

  • "Documenting Work and Working Documents: Perspectives from Workplace Studies, CSCW and Genre Studies." 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, January 5th, 2011.

  • "Exploring the Relationship of Documents to Human Actions and Activities." UT School of Information Research Colloquium, Austin, Texas, November 23, 2010.

  • "Records Across the Disciplines: In Search of a Document Centered Research Community." Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), Ann Arbor, Michigan, June, 2010.

  • "From Contests to Clubs: The Role of Records and Recordkeeping in the Early Years of the 4-H Movement." Research presentation at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, April 6, 2009.

  • "Preparing for Life as an Adult and a Citizen: Records and the 4-H Club." Document Academy (DOCAM 2009) Conference, Madison, March 29, 2009.

  • "Notions of Membership and Resistance: the Relationship between Formal and Informal Records in a Child's Life." Document Academy (DOCAM 2008) Conference, Madison, March 29, 2008.

  • "Serious, Casual, Social: A Typology of Hobbyist Collectors." Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, San Francisco, March 19, 2008.

  • "What Do They Know? And How Do They Know It? Amateurs, Hobbyists, and Rethinking the Nature of Expertise." Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Aannual Meeting, Vancouver, November 4, 2006.

  • "For Love of the Game: An Ethnographic Analysis of Archival Reference Work." Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, August 19, 2005.

  • "Theories of Practice - Discussions on Situated Activity Theory and Ethnomethodology." Association of Canadian Archivists, Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, June 7, 2005.

  • "Sociological Perspectives on School Records." Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, August 22, 2003.

  • "If Nothing is True, is Everything Permitted? Archivists and the Postmodern Turn." Association of Canadian Archivists, Annual Meeting, Toronto, June 12, 2003.

  • "In Search of the 'Lost' Record: an Exploration of the Form and Function of Electronic Systems." American Society for Information Science and Technology, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 19, 2002.

  • "To Have and to Hold: Towards an Understanding of Records and Recordkeeping in Organizational Settings." Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama, August 22, 2002.

  • "Law and Order: A Look at Records Creation in the Arena of Law Enforcement." Society of California Archivists, Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 20, 2002.

Research Posters

  • Ciaran B. Trace [presenter] & Yan Zhang, “Documenting a Life Well-Tracked: A Blueprint for the Quantified-Self Archive.” Society of American Archivists (SAA) Research Forum [virtual conference], August 5, 2020.

  • Ciaran B. Trace, Katherine Cruz, Daiki Yonemaru & Yan Zhang [presenter], "Data Ecosystem in Self-tracking Health and Wellness Apps." Association for Information Science & Technology, Annual Meeting, Crystal City, VA, October 30, 2017.

  • "Augmented Processing Table: Documenting and Enhancing the Processing of Historical Collections of Cultural Material." Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), UCLA, July 12, 2012.

  • "A Sponsor of Literacy: The 4-H Club and Everyday Writing, 1900-1930." Society of American Archivists, Annaul Meeting, Washington DC, August 12, 2010.

  • "Documenting School Life: Formal and Informal Traces of an Elementary School Classroom." Association for Library and Information Science Education, Annual Meeting, San Diego, January 2004.

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    cbtrace[at]austin.utexas.edu