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Ciaran B. Trace

University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor
Austin, TX
Ciaran B. Trace is an associate professor at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin and the editor ofInformation & Culture: A Journal of History. Ciaran has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a postgraduate Diploma in Archival Studies from University College Dublin. Ciaran’s overall research focus is studying what constitutes a literate society, and the role that recorded information plays in creating and sustaining literate environments (both professional and personal). Her research includes studies of the development and evolution of conduits of information (both information objects and institutions), the use and deployment of information in everyday and in professional settings, and the impact of information on the lives of individuals and of groups. Her work is shaped by a particular interest in the study of written records, those information objects that are the byproducts of personal and organizational action, and that subsequently serve as a form of data or as evidence for scholarly research.