Anne J. Gilliland

Books and Commissioned Reports


Editorship of Journal Special Issues

Archives, Diaspora and Forced Migration


Archival Affect and Agency


The Archival Multiverse

Memory, Remembering and Archival Imaginaries

Participatory Archiving


Digital Recordkeeping, Computational Archival Science,  Archival Informatics


Metadata Creation, Management and Archaeology
  • Gilliland, Anne J.  "'The Wink that's Worth a Thousand Words': A Contemplation on the Nature of Metadata and Metadata Practices in the Archival World." In Archives in Liquid Times, Frans Smit, Arnoud Glaudemans, and Rienk Jonker, eds. (Stichting Archiefpublicaties (S@P), December 2017), pp. 213-227.

  • Gilliland, Anne J. “Setting the Stage.” In Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information, Murtha Baca, ed.. Third edition (Los Angeles: Getty, 2016). [previous editions also available]

  • Gilliland, Anne J. and Mirna Willer. "Implications of the Information Multiverse for Bibliographic and Archival Information Organization." In A Festschrift in Honour of Tatjana Aparac-Jeluśić, Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic, ed., (2016), pp.217-228.

  • Gilliland, Anne J. "Professional, Institutional and National Identities in Dialog: The Development of Descriptive Practices in the First Decade of the U.S. National Archives,” Information & Culture, 49, no.1 (2014): 54-73.

  • Wood, Stacy, Marika Cifor, Anne J. Gilliland, Kathy Carbone and Ricardo Punzalan. “Mobilizing Records: Re-Framing Archival Description to Support Human Rights,” Archival Science, 14, nos.3-4 (2014): 397-419.

    Gilliland, Anne J. “Reflections on the Value of Metadata Archaeology for Recordkeeping in a Global, Digital World,” Journal of the Society of Archivists, 32, no.1 (April 2011): 97-112.

  • Gilliland, Anne J. Nadav Rouche, Joanne Evans, and Lori Lindberg. “Towards a Twenty-First Century Metadata Infrastructure Supporting the Creation, Preservation and Use of Trustworthy Records: Developing the InterPARES2 Metadata Schema Registry,” Archival Science, 5, no. 1 (2005): 43-78

  • Gilliland, Anne J. and Sue McKemmish. “A Metadata Schema Registry for the Registration and Analysis of Recordkeeping and Preservation Metadata,” in Proceedings of the Second IS&T Archiving Conference, April 26-29, 2005, Washington, D.C. (Springfield, VA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2005): 109-112.

  • Gilliland-Swetland, Anne J., Layna White and Robin L. Chandler. “We’re Building It, Will They Use It? The MOAC II Evaluation Project,” in Proceedings of Museums and the Web 2004, Arlington, Virginia, March 31-April 3, 2004. Available: http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/papers/g-swetland/g-swetland.html

  • Gilliland-Swetland, Anne J., Carina.M.MacLeod, M.Kathleen Svetlik, and Layna White. “Evaluating EAD as an Appropriate Metadata Structure for Describing and Delivering Museum Content: MOAC II Evaluation Study,” in Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference of Digital Libraries, February 24-27, 2004, New Delhi, India (New Delhi, India: The Energy and Resources Institute, 2004): 504-512.

  • Gilliland-Swetland, Anne J., Robin L. Chandler, and Layna White. “MOAC II User Evaluation: Making Museum Content Useful,” in Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information & Technology -- Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back, Long Beach, California, October 20 - 23, 2003 (Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2003).

  • Gilliland, Anne J. “Metadata – Where Are We Going?” in International Yearbook of Library and Information Management 2003: Metadata Applications and Management (London: Facet Publishing, G.E. Gorman, ed., 2003): 17-33.

  • Gilliland, Anne J. “Popularizing the Finding Aid: Exploiting EAD to Enhance Online Browsing and Retrieval in Archival Information Systems by Diverse User Groups,” Journal of Internet Cataloging, 4, nos. 3/4 (2001): 199-225.  Reprinted in Encoded Archival Description on the Internet, Daniel V. Pitti and Wendy M. Duff, eds. (New York: Haworth Information Press, 2001).

  • Gilliland-Swetland, Anne J. “The Potential of Markup Languages to Support Descriptive Access to Electronic Records: The EAD Standard,” Archivi & computer 2 (2001): 110-121.

  • Gilliland-Swetland, Anne J. “Popularizing the Finding Aid: Exploiting EAD to Enhance Online Browsing and Retrieval in Archival Information Systems by Diverse User Groups,” Journal of Internet Cataloging, 4, nos. 3/4 (2001): 199-225.  Reprinted in Encoded Archival Description on the Internet, Daniel V. Pitti and Wendy M. Duff, eds. (New York: Haworth Information Press, 2001).

  • Gilliland-Swetland, Anne J., Yasmin Kafai, and William E. Landis. “Metadata Applications in the Creation and Description of Digital Primary Sources for Elementary School Classrooms,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50, no.14 (1999): 193-201.

  • Gilliland‑Swetland, Anne J. and Carol Hughes. “Enhancing Archival Description for Public Computer Conferences of Historical Value: An Exploratory Study,” The American Archivist, 55, no.2 (Spring 1992): 316-330.


  • Research Methods and Design in Archival Studies


    Archival Appraisal


    Community Archives and Community Informatics