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About Harrison W. Inefuku

Harrison W. Inefuku is the Digital Repository Coordinator at Iowa State University, where he works with faculty, staff, students and administrators to make scholarly, research and creative works created by the university community openly accessible via Digital Repository @ Iowa State University. Harrison's primary research interests lie in applying archival science and practice to the management of institutional repositories. He is also interested in digital preservation, university archives and diversity within the information professions.
Harrison has served on national committees and roundtables for the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association and the Society of American Archivists. He is an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar, Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Fellow and Society of American Archivists Mosaic Scholar.
Harrison completed the dual MAS/MLIS program at the University of British Columbia in 2011, where he served as a graduate research assistant with the InterPARES 3 Project, University Institutional Repositories: Copyright and Long-Term Preservation, and the Digital Records Forensics Project. In 2007, he earned a BFA in Graphic Design and a self-designed BA in Visual Culture from the University of the Pacific. While at Pacific, Harrison researched and presented at national conferences on the depiction of racial minorities in the arts and popular culture.


July 2015 Present Digital Repository Coordinator (Librarian II), Iowa State University University Library
April 2012July 2015 Digital Repository Coordinator (Librarian I), Iowa State University University Library

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Iowa State University P&S Outstanding New Professional Award (2015)
  • Des Moines Register 15 People to Watch in 2015 (2014)
  • Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Scholar (2010)
  • Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Program Fellow (2010)
  • Society of American Archivists Mosaic Scholarship (2008)
  • American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship (2008)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (2007)


September 2008November 2011 MAS, MAS, University of British Columbia ‐ School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
September 2008November 2011 MLIS, MLIS, University of British Columbia ‐ School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
August 2002December 2007 BA, BA in Visual Culture, University of the Pacific ‐ College of the Pacific
August 2002December 2007 BFA, BFA in Graphic Design, University of the Pacific ‐ Department of Visual Arts

Contact Information

204 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011-2102

p. 515-294-3180


Institutional Repositories: Administration (3)

Research and presentations on the administration of institutional repositories, including reporting.

Institutional Repositories: Archives and Repositories (7)

Presentations and research on the relationship between university archives and institutional repositories.

Institutional Repositories: Outreach and Education Materials (10)

Materials created to support outreach and education efforts for institutional repositories.

Archives and Records Management: Digital Records (5)

Research on digital records and recordkeeping systems.