- Professor, Information Studies
- Director, Center for Information as Evidence
- Ph.D., Information and Library Studies with a cognate in Business Information Systems, University of Michigan.
- M.S. and Certificate of Advanced Studies, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.A., Trinity College Dublin in English Language and Literature with concentrations in Old Norse and Anglo-Irish Literature
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
- Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, 2015 – .
- Association for Library and Information Science Education Award for Professional Contribution, 2015.
- The Harold A. and Lois Haytin Faculty Award, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, September 2012.
- Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science (NORSLIS) Professor, October-November, 2007.
- Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, June 2002 – January 2003.
- Elected Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, 2000.
- C.F.W. Coker Award (for innovative development in archival description by the Encoded Archival Description Working Group), Society of American Archivists, September 1998.
- Margaret Cross Norton Award, Midwest Archives Conference, April 1997.
Teaching & Research Interests
- Archives and recordkeeping in translocal and international contexts
- Recordkeeping and archival systems and practices in support of human rights and daily life in post-conflict settings and for displaced persons
- The role of community memory in promoting reconciliation in the wake of ethnic conflict
- Memory, archives and diaspora
- Bureaucratic violence and the politics of metadata
- Digital recordkeeping and archival informatics
- Research methods and design in archival studies
- Primary sources and pedagogy, especially in K-12 settings
Ongoing collaborations with the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia; and Department of Ethnomusicology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
International research and development projects:
The Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), 2007 – .
Strategies for Archiving the Endangered Publications of French India (1800-1923), 2009-2012 (PI, British Library Endangered Archives Program).
Pluralizing the Archival Paradigm: A Needs Assessment for Archival Education in Pacific Rim Communities, 2005-2007 (PI, University of California Pacific Rim Research Program).
Developing KEK (Japan) Digital Archives and Oral Histories in High Energy Physics, 2005-2006 (co-PI, U.S. National Science Foundation).
Create Once Use Many Times – Optimising the Use of Descriptive Metadata in eGovernment and eBusiness Processes in Complex Intranet and Internet Environments (“The Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project”), 2003-2005 (Partner Investigator, Australian Research Council).
International project on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) I and II, 1999-2006 (PI and co-PI, US-InterPARES, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, U.S. National Science Foundation; Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and European Union and Asian funding).
Visiting faculty positions:
Remnin University of China, July 2013.
University of Zadar, March-June 2013.
Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science (NORSLIS) Professor, October-November, 2007 (Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark; Lund University, Sweden; and University of Tampere, Finland).
Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, June 2002 – January 2003.
Gilliland, Anne J., Sue McKemmish and Andrew J. Lau, eds. Research in the Archival Multiverse (Social Informatics Monograph Series, Monash University Press, in press).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Networking Records in Their Diaspora: A Reconceptualization of ‘Displaced Records’ in a Postnational World,” in James Lowry, ed. Displaced Records (Oxford: Ashgate Press, in press).
Gilliland, Anne J. and Hariz Halilovich. “Migrating Memories: Transdisciplinary Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching About Diasporic Memory, Identity and Human Rights in Archival Studies,” Archival Science (in press).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Permeable Binaries, Societal Grand Challenges, and the Roles of the Twenty-first-century Archival and Recordkeeping Profession,” Archifacts (in press).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Electronic Records, Paper Minds.” in “All Shook Up”: The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook (Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists, in press).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Designing Expert Systems for Archival Evaluation and Processing of Computer Mediated Communications: Frameworks and Methods,” in Research in the Archival Multiverse, eds. A. Gilliland, A. Lau and S. McKemmish (Melbourne: Monash University Press, in press).
Furner, Jonathan and Anne J. Gilliland. “Archival IR: Applying and Adapting Information Retrieval Approaches in Archives and Recordkeeping Research,” in Research in the Archival Multiverse, eds. A. Gilliland, A. Lau and S. McKemmish (Melbourne: Monash University Press, in press).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Studying Affect and its Relationship to the Agency of Archivists Since the Yugoslav Wars,” in Richard J. Cox, Alison Langmead and Eleanor Mattern, eds. Studies in Archival Education and Research: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference (Sacramento, CA: Litwin Press, 2016).
Gilliland, Anne J. and Sue McKemmish. “Rights in Records as a Platform for Participative Archiving,” in Richard J. Cox, Alison Langmead and Eleanor Mattern, eds. Studies in Archival Education and Research: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference (Sacramento, CA: Litwin Press, 2016).
Gilliland, Anne J. and Michelle Caswell, “Impossible Archival Imaginaries and Imagined Records,” Archival Science 16 (2015). DOI: 10.1007/s 10502-015-9259-z.
Gilliland, Anne J. “Memory Politics and Reconciliation in the Wake of Ethnic Conflict: A Northern Irish Example,” in Archives, Records and Memory: Selected Papers from the Conference and School on Records, Archives and Memory Studies, M. Willer, A.J. Gilliland and M. Tomic, eds. (Zadar: University of Zadar Press, 2015).
Caswell, Michelle and Anne J. Gilliland. “False Promise and New Hope: Dead Perpetrators, Imagined Documents, and Emergent Archival Evidence,” Samuel Martinez and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, eds. Special Issue of International Journal on Human Rights on Interrogating the Perpetrator 19 no.5 (2015): 615-627.
Gilliland, Anne J. Conceptualizing Twenty-first-century Archives (Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists, 2014).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Moving Past: Probing the Agency and Affect of Recordkeeping in Individual Community Lives in Post-conflict Croatia,” Archival Science 14 nos.3-4 (2014) 249-274.
Gilliland, Anne J. “Reconceptualizing Records, the Archive and Archival Roles and Requirements in a Networked Society,” Knygotyra: Book Science 63 (2014): 17-34.