Archivist Hired for University Program

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The University of Manitoba has announced that Dr. Greg Bak, formerly Senior Digital Archivist at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, has been hired to a teaching position in its Archival Studies Program, effective 1 July 2011.

At LAC, Bak led major initiatives on digital preservation, metadata management and Web 2.0. He was business lead for the development of the government records component of LAC's Trusted Digital Repository and team leader of LAC's Core Archival Metadata Project, a project that created a core metadata set for the transfer of EDRMS-derived records to LAC. Bak has written on digital preservation in Archival Science, archival metadata in Tabula, and on archives and Web 2.0 on the LAC website. He has also published on search filter assessment in Health Information and Libraries Journal. He is a Canadian delegate to the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) subcommittee on recordkeeping. Before joining LAC, Bak worked as a curator of rare books at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) Libraries and as an information specialist for the HIV/AIDS affiliate of the Canadian Health Network and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. …