UWindsor alumna Devon Mordell (BFA 2004) has returned to her alma mater for a two-year term as digital scholarship and archiving librarian in the Leddy Library.
Mordell spent several years working in educational technologies and instructional design at McMaster University before completing her Master of Archival Science at the University of British Columbia’s iSchool.
She recently held positions at Vancouver Island University Library and the UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division. Her career has revolved around the intersections of technology, education, and design, with a specific focus on digital literacy and the creative applications of digital technology.
Her professional praxis explores the preservation of digital archives as well as the emerging technologies that provide greater access to digital collections such as linked open data and natural language processing. Her research interests include critical data studies, the politics of interfaces and phenomenological analyses of virtual reality.
In her new role, Mordell will provide consultations through the Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDigs) on tools and techniques for conducting digital scholarship research. In addition, she will assist with the planning and management of digital scholarship projects on campus and provide workshops to engage the campus community in digital scholarship.
She looks forward to supporting the University of Windsor's students, faculty, and researchers in the creation of new forms of scholarly output and in the long-term preservation of their digital works. Direct questions about digital scholarship or digital preservation to Mordell at firstname.lastname@example.org.