Greg Bak

Associate Professor

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

Greg Bak, History MA in Archival Studies, University of Manitoba

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


  SHORT PIECES

Greg Bak, “For the Record: Digitizing Archives Can Increase Access to Information but Compromise Privacy.” The Conversation (28 Feb 2021).
Greg Bak, “Collaboration Through Open Source Software.” Digital Preservation Coalition Blog (4 Nov 2020).

   BOOKS

Tom Nesmith, Greg Bak and Joan Schwartz, eds. All Shook Up: The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2020.
Greg Bak, Barbary Pirate: The Life and Crimes of John Ward (The History Press, 2010)

   ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, REPORTS

Esyllt W. Jones, Shelley Sweeney, Ian Milligan, Greg Bak and J.M. McCutcheon, Remembering is a Form of Honouring: Preserving the COVID-19 Archival Record. Royal Society of Canada Policy Briefing. February 2021.
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): 107-125.
Greg Bak, "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.
Greg Bak, Tolly Bradford, Jessie Loyer and Elizabeth Walker, "Four Views on Archival Decolonization Inspired by the TRC's Calls to Action.” Fonds d’Archives 1 (2017), pp. 1-21.
Greg Bak, "Media and the Messengers: Writings on Digital Archiving in Canada from the 1960s to the 1980s." Archivaria 82 (2016): 55-81.
Greg Bak, "How Soon Is Now? Writings on Digital Archiving in Canada from the 1980s to 2011." The American Archivist 79, no. 2 (2016): 283-319.
Greg Bak, "Trusted by Whom? TDRs, Standards Culture and the Nature of Trust." Archival Science 16, no. 4 (2016): 373-402.
Greg Bak and Amanda Hill, “Deseronto Dreams: Archives, Social Networking Services and Place.” Archivaria 79 (2015): 1-26.
Greg Bak and Tina Mai Chen, “Straight From the Community? Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program and the Creation of Digital Archives.” In Daniel and Levi, eds., Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the US and Canada. Sacremento: Litwin, 2014.
Greg Bak, “Continuous Classification: Capturing Dynamic Relationships among Digital Information Resources.” Archival Science Volume 12, Number 3 (2012), 287-318.
Greg Bak, “La clasificacion de documentos electronicos: documentado relaciones entre documentos [Classifying electronic records: documenting relationships among records]” Tabula 13 (2010): 59-78.
Greg Bak, Monika Mierzwinski-Urban, Hayley Fitzsimmons, Andra Morrison and Michelle Maden-Jenkins, "A pragmatic Critical Appraisal Instrument for Search Filters: Introducing the CADTH CAI." Health Information and Libraries Journal 26 no. 3 (2009), pp. 211-219.
Greg Bak and Pam Armstrong. “Points of Convergence: Seamless Long-Term Access to Digital Publications and Archival Records at Library and Archives Canada.Archival Science 8, no. 4 (2008): 279-293.
Greg Bak, “‘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 no. 4 (2002), pp. 363-378. 

 

 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