I honestly thought this day might never come.

The Housing Memory Conference Proceedings have been published! After a long, rigorous editorial process (some of which was done in the weeks after I had started work – yikes), the latest volume of the Faculty of Information Quarterly has arrived. Read the publication announcement:Image of FIQ

We are extremely pleased to announce the third volume of the Faculty of Information Quarterly: The Housing Memory Conference Proceedings (http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq)!

This issue is the collection of articles submitted from presenters of the Housing Memory conference, held at the Faculty of Information during March, 2009. The event – which brought together students from across North America, and featured a keynote address from Geoffrey Bowker of Santa Clara University – was a great success, and the provocative, compelling presentations given are captured through these proceedings.

The theme of the conference was meant to bring together and showcase the diversity of work done by graduate students in the Information community. The theme, “housing memory,” allowed for an exploration of memory and its manifestations in forms such as archives, libraries, museums, information systems, texts, and material or digital artefacts. This broad area of inquiry considered the implications of the institutionalization of memory, and engaged issues such as policy, practice, politics, history and technology. These themes – brought together in an exciting, vibrant conference – are echoed in these fascinating and reflective works.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the journal, please contact fiquarterly@fis.utoronto.ca.


Meghan Ecclestone,

Past-Managing Editor

Faculty of Information Quarterly

Table of Contents:

Guest Editorial
Ania Dymarz, Monica Rettig, Conference Organizers


‘The Sun was Obscured by the Smoke of Books’: Libraries and Memory Institutions in Conflict Since the End of the Cold War
Bruce Harpham

Unity in Diversity: Multiculturalism, Nationalism and the Representation of History in the Slovak National Museum
Justin Joque

“We’d Lose Our Shirt!”: How Canada’s Cultural Policy Has Shaped the Canadian Literary Canon
Rebecka Sheffield

The People’s Papers? A Comparison of the Treatment of Government Leaders’ Records in Canada and the U.S.
Katharine Dunn

Subject Headings (Mis)Informing Memory
Margaret Peachy

District Six Museum’s Critical Pedagogy: Making Spaces to Heal Community Memories
Laura Gibson

Into the “Immortal Well”: Uses of Time Capsules in the Present
Emily Beliveau

Food Conjures Memory: Making Memory in the Museum
Zella Llerena

Naked Memory: The Spencer Tunick Experience in the Museum Space
Valentine Moreno

Performance as Exhibit: When Edward Curtis met the Kwak-waka’wakw
Hannah Turner

Making the record from memory: A case for documenting the personal
Vivian Wong

Memory and Knowledge in Organizations
Meghan Ecclestone

Patterns of Remembering on Résumés
Ferhan Tunagur


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