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BIO

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<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Rebecca Young
<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">NSCAD University Library
Director, Library Services, University Librarian
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Office Number: D330
Phone Number: 902 444 7212
Email: ryoung@nscad.ca

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Rebecca Young is the director of library services at NSCAD University. She holds a BFA from NSCAD (1999), a Diploma in Library and Information Technology from NSCC (2002) and an MSc in Information Management and Preservation from the University of Glasgow (2007).

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My ongoing research interests are in the preservation of media-based art, and currently I am working towards a research project in Open Education Resources for visual art. For the last 10 years I have maintained a professional focus on developing NSCAD’s Archival and Special Collections.  Since beginning as a Librarian at NSCAD, I have prioritized the identification, appraisal and preservation of analogue media-based collections in the Library and have overseen the digitization of audio and video works and the development of NSCAD’s Open Research Archive and repository –   . I have also initiated and managed the description, digitization and preservation of archival collections at NSCAD, including the NSCAD Feminist Collective / Women’s File Fonds, and the creation of the NSCAD Digital Theses collection.