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IMG_8018# Hi, I am an assistant professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. I hold faculty affiliations in the Telecommunications and Networking program and the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies. I teach courses in the LIS department that cover topics in archival science, digital preservation, STS, and mobile information and communication technologies.

I study the material production and transmission of records created with mobile phones and their archival consequences. My research is concerned with the emergence and standardization of new information objects in networked record keeping systems. Currently, I write about mobile receipts, messaging apps, temporary social media and self-destructing mobile media. If you’d like to collaborate, find out more about archival studies at SIS, or get a comment about my research, please get in touch.

Amelia Acker, PhD
School of Information Sciences,
University of Pittsburgh
aacker [at] pitt [dot] edu