Greg Bak

Associate 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
Headshot of Dr. Greg Bak in his office.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Greg Bak, Danielle Allard and Shawna Ferris, “Knowledge Organization as Knowledge Creation: Surfacing Community Participation in Archival Arrangement and Description.” Knowledge Organization 46 no. 7 (2019): 502-521.

Camille Callison, Niigaanwewidam Sinclair and Greg Bak, “Making Use of the White Space: The Mazinbiige Indigenous Graphic Novel Collection at the University of Manitoba.” In Piepmeier and Grimm, eds., Comics and Critical Librarianship. Library Juice Press, 2019.

Greg Bak, Comprender los medios de comunicación y la mediación. Normas de descripción archivística, tecnologías de mediación y descolonización archivística [Understanding Media(tion). Descriptive Standards, Mediating Technologies and Archival Decolonization]. Tabula 21 (2018), pp. 107-125.

Bak, Greg. "Not Meta Just Data: Redefining Content and Metadata in Archival Theory and Practice." Journal of Archival Organization 13, no. 1-2 (2016 [published 2018]): 2-18.

Bak, Bradford, Loyer and Walker, "Four Views on Archival Decolonization Inspired by the TRC's Calls to Action.” Fonds d’Archives 1 (2017), pp. 1-21. Available: https://fondsdarchives.ca/index.php/fondsdarchives/article/view/3

Bak, Greg. "Media and the Messengers: Writings on Digital Archiving in Canada from the 1960s to the 1980s." Archivaria 82 (2016): 55-81.

Bak, Greg. "How Soon Is Now? Writings on Digital Archiving in Canada from the 1980s to 2011." The American Archivist 79, no. 2 (2016): 283-319.

Bak, Greg. "Trusted by whom? TDRs, standards culture and the nature of trust." Archival Science 16, no. 4 (2016): 373-402.

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

“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).

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

 

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).

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

2020-2021
HIST 7372 History of Archiving & Archival Records (Term 1)
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age
HIST 7390 Archival Internship

2019-2020
HIST 7372 History of Archiving & Archival Records (Term 1)
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age
HIST 7390 Archival Internship

2018-2019
HIST 7372 History of Archiving & Archival Records (Term 2)
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age
HIST 7390 Archival Internship

2017-2018
HIST 1260 New Directions in History: Inquiries into the Cultural Basis of the Modern World - Play: Interactive Computing from the 1940s to the 1990s
HIST 7372 History of Archiving & Archival Records (Term 2)
HIST 7382 Archiving in the Digital Age
HIST 7390 Archival Internship

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