About MARA Blog

This blog is intended for:

  • prospective and current Master's in Archives and Records Administration (MARA) students
  • MARA faculty
  • those interested in Archives, Records Administration, and Information Governance


Comments are moderated. Keep all discourse civil and respectful. Dr. Franks and the editor reserve the right to remove unacceptable comments at their discretion.


Dr. Pat Franks, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Pat-Franks

Dr. Patricia C. Franks is Program Coordinator for the Master's Degree in Archives and Records Administration. Her research interests lie in archives, records management, and emerging technologies. She has presented at numerous conferences on a variety of topics, including social media, information governance, and virtual internships. Her work in virtual worlds has resulted in the creation of the Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration (VCARA) on iSchool Island.

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Anna Maloney, Blog Editor

Anna is a MARA student with experience in government, cultural, academic, and corporate archives. She has found each experience fulfilling, although her interests lie in cultural repositories and personal archiving. She is the MARA Student Assistant for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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