University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - History - Greg Bak
Greg Bak

Assistant Professor

Office: 247 St. John's College
E-mail: Greg.Bak@umanitoba.ca
Phone: (204) 272-1578

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Dalhousie University
MLIS, Dalhousie University
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., University of Toronto

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digital archives; decolonizing archives; history of digital culture; history of computing in Manitoba.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Bak, Greg. "Trusted by whom? TDRs, standards culture and the nature of trust." Archival Science. Forthcoming, 1-30.

Bak and Hill, “Deseronto dreams: archives, social networking services and place.” Archivaria 79 (2015).

“Digital repository.” In Lucia Duranti and Patricia Franks, eds., Encyclopedia of Archival Science. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Bak and Chen, “Straight from the community? Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program and the creation of digital archives.” In Dominique Daniel and Amalia Levi, eds., Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the US and Canada. Sacremento: Litwin, 2014.

Bak et al. Quality Assessment Tools Project Report. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2012.

“Continuous classification: capturing dynamic relationships among digital information resources.” Archival Science Volume 12, Number 3 (2012), 287-318.

“La clasificacion de documentos electronicos: documentado relaciones entre documentos [Classifying electronic records: documenting relationships among records]” Tabula 13 (2010).

 Impacts of Web 2.0 on Information models: Life Cycle and Continuums / Les effets du Web 2.0 sur les modeles d’information: cycle de vie et continuums. Gatineau: Library and Archives Canada, 2010.

Managing business value in Web 2.0 environments / Gérer la valeur opérationnelle dans l'environnement Web 2.0. Gatineau: Library and Archives Canada, 2010.

Barbary Pirate: The Life and Crimes of John Ward (The History Press, 2010)

Bak et al. “A pragmatic critical appraisal instrument for search filters: introducing the CADTH CAI.” Health Information and Libraries Journal 26/3 (Sept. 2009).

Bak and Armstrong. “Points of convergence: seamless long-term access to digital publications and archival records at Library and Archives Canada.” Archival Science 8/4 (Dec 2008).

“The greatest librarians of the world … were not graduates of library school: professional development and identity among Maritime librarians of the 1930s.”Libraries and Culture 37 (2002).

COURSES TAUGHT

2016-2017
HIST 3110 Identity, Memory and Social Justice: Community Archives in Winnipeg
HIST 3340 Studies in the History of Digital Culture
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age

2015-2016
HIST 3340 History of Digital Culture
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age
HIST 7390 Archival Internship

2014-2015
HIST 3120 Topics in History: History of Digital Culture
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age

2013-2014
HIST 3120 Topics in History: History of Digital Culture
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age
HIST 7390 Archival Internship
HIST 7392 Archival Topics: Archives, Public Affairs, and Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada

2012-2013
HIST 3120 History of Digital Culture
HIST 7380 Selected Problems in Archival Studies
HIST 7772 Selected Topics: Archives, Public Affairs, and the Truth and Reconciliation

2011-2012
HIST 7370 History of Recorded Communication
HIST 7380 Selected Problems in Archival Studies
HIST 7390 Internship in Archival Studies