This research, ongoing since September 2015, is a collaborative study with Alyssa Hyduk (my research assistant for 2015-16 and a MLIS student at the University of Alberta) investigating how the information and communication technologies used by immigrant and expatriate members of an online community interact with the information values and information sharing behaviours of community members and the cultural memory established by the community. We are drawing on Burnett and Jaeger's theory of information worlds and key concepts from the literature on cultural memory. This project is partially funded through a Start Up Grant provided to me by the University of Alberta Faculty of Education. Data collection and analysis for this project is complete and final writing up of our findings and conclusions is under way.

Publications and Presentations

Here is a permanent link to the consent form that interview participants agreed to when participating in the research.