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Donald Force

The University of British Columbia
Moscow, ID
Donald Force is a Ph.D. candidate in Library, Archival and Information studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His interdisciplinary research focuses on the relationship between archival science and law, specifically, the effects that the electronic discovery process and the admissibility of evidence have on archival principles and practices. His dissertation explores legal risk management regarding the reliability of business records within the Canadian context. He has been involved in several international research projects, including the InterPARES and Digital Records Forensics projects at UBC. In addition to giving numerous presentations on the topic of e-discovery, in 2010, his article "From Peruvian Guano to Electronic Records: Canadian E-Discovery and Records Professionals" appeared in Archivaria #69. Donald received his MLS and MIS degrees from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) in 2007 and his MA in history from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, in 2004.