Wendy Duff is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies where she teaches classes in records management, electronic records management and archival description. She received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and while doing her doctoral work she was the project coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Electronic Recordkeeping Project. Her dissertation "The Influence of Warrant on the Acceptance and Credibility of the Functional Requirements for Recordkeeping" involved searching legal, auditing and information technology sources to obtain a comprehensive view of society's requirements for records and recordkeeping. She tested the impact of statements drawn from these sources on the opinion of lawyers, auditors and information technologists. Her research has led her to believe that warrant-based recordkeeping will result in design of better recordkeeping systems and could increase the credibility of archivists. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Wendy worked in archives and libraries for more than a decade. She has given numerous workshops and written many articles on various aspects of electronic records, and access to corporate records and archival material. Her primary research interests are electronic records including the authentication, reliability of and access to corporate records.
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16 June 1997