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About Elizabeth M. Shaffer

Elizabeth Shaffer is Ph.D. candidate at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at the University of British Columbia, from which she received a Master of Archival Studies. Her doctoral research investigates record creation in social media/networking environments and the implications for archival theory and information policy.


Present PhD Candidate, Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

Archives, Information Policy, and Social Media

Honors and Awards

  • Piternick PhD Research Award, iSchool @ University of British Columbia (2012)
  • Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, University of British Columbia, (2010-­‐2013)

Contact Information

The iSchool @ The University of British Columbia
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
470–1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z1


Information Policy (1)

Social and Digital Media (5)

Digital Preservation (4)

Records Management (3)