photo: BenoitEdward Benoit, III

Assistant Professor

M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009

PhD: Ph.D., Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014

Phone: (225) 578-1469

E-mail: ebenoit@lsu.edu

Office: 269 Coates Hall

 

 

Edward Benoit, III is an Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Archival Studies program in the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University. He has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014) as well as a MLIS and MA in History (2009). His research focuses on participatory and community archives, archival access, digital collections, and nontraditional archival materials. His dissertation analyzed social tags generated by domain experts and novices in a minimally processed digital archive. Currently, his research continues focusing on social tagging, commenting, and crowdsourcing in the archives. He is developing a project examining personal archiving habits of the 21st century soldier in an effort to develop new digital capture and preservation technologies to support their needs called the Virtual Footlocker Project. As an educator, he integrates emerging technology into online courses blending practical applications and theory built upon constructivist and apprenticeship learning styles. In addition to archival courses, he also teaches a required core course for the MLIS and an undergraduate general education course. 

Courses 

LIS 2000 Introduction to Information & Society

LIS 7000 Information & Society

LIS 7408 Introduction to Archival Theory, Principles & Practice

LIS 7504 Preservation Management of Physical Records

LIS 7702 Seminar in Advanced Archival Appraisal

LIS 7704 Archival Arrangement & Description 

LIS 7910 Special Topics:  Preservation & Digitization of Audiovisual Materials

LIS 7910 Special Topics:  Research Seminar in Archives & Cultural Heritage

Research Areas

Community Archives, Participatory Archives, Archival Access, Digital Collections, Audiovisual Materials, and Archival Pedagogy. 

Selected Publications

Benoit, Edward, III. “Digital V-Mail & the 21st Century Soldier: Preliminary Findings from the Virtual Footlocker Project.” Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture. Forthcoming.

Benoit, Edward, III, and Jennifer Ann Stevenson. “@Archivist_Community: UCINET Social Network Analysis and Archivists on Twitter.” Proceedings of the 2016 iConference (2016). http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89333.

Xie, Iris, and Edward Benoit III. “Search Result List Evaluation versus Document Evaluation: Similarities and Differences.” Journal of Documentation 69, no. 1 (2013): 49-80. 

Benoit, Edward, III. “Sub-field Visualization: A Multidimensional Analysis of Web 2.0 Authors.” In Proceedings of the 2011 Great Lakes Connections Conference: Discourse & Illumination, edited by Edward Benoit III, 17-26. Milwaukee, WI: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Commons, 2011. http://dc.uwm.edu/sois_student/1/

Benoit, Edward, III, ed. Proceedings of the 2011 Great Lakes Connections Conference: Discourse & Illumination. Milwaukee, WI: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Commons, 2011. http://dc.uwm.edu/sois_student/1/ 

Xie, Iris, Edward Benoit III, and Huan Zhang. “How do Users Evaluate Individual Documents? An Analysis of Dimensions of Evaluation Activities.” Information Research 15, no. 4 (2010). http://InformationR.net/ir/15-4/colis723.html

Selected Presentations

Benoit, Edward, III. “Moving Image Social Tagging: Professional vs. Amateur Production Comparison.” Presented at the Association of Moving Image Archivists, Pittsburgh, PA, November, 2016.

Benoit, Edward, III. “Temporal and Format Influences on Social Tagging of Moving Images.” Presented at the Society of American Archivists, Atlanta, GA, August, 2016.

Edward Benoit III. “Digital V-Mail & the 21st Century Soldier: Preliminary Findings from the Virtual Footlocker Project.” Presented at the Archival Education and Research Institute, Kent, OH, July 2016.

Benoit, Edward, III. “Understanding What Users Need to Understand Us (and Our Data): Time-based Analysis of Moving Image Social Tagging.” Paper presented at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Portland, OR, November 2015.

Benoit, Edward, III. “Competency-Based Frameworks for Moving Image Archiving Education: Analysis of Audiovisual Archivist Job Advertisements in Traditional Archives.” Paper presented at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Portland, OR, November 2015.

Benoit, Edward, III, and Jennifer Stevenson. “@Archivist_Community: Social Network Analysis and Archivists on Twitter.” Paper presented at the Archival Education and Research Institute, College Park, MD, July 2015.

Benoit, Edward, III. “#MPLP: Social Tagging in a Minimally Processed Digital Archives.” Paper presented at the Archival Education and Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2014.

Benoit, Edward, III. “Tagging MPLP: A Comparison of Novice and Expert Domain User Generated Tags in a Minimally Processed Digital Photographic Archive.” Paper presented at the Visual Resource Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI, March 2014.

Benoit, Edward, III. “Scrolls to Scrolling: The Shared Heritage of Digital Collections.” Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on the History of Records and Archives, Austin, TX, August 2012.

 

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

Benoit, Edward, III. “Social Tagging of Amateur and Professionally Produced Moving Images.” Society of American Archivists Foundation. 2016, $2,400. Funded.

Benoit, Edward, III, Maccio, E.M., & Lacher-Feldman, J. (2015). “An International Perspective of LGBTQ Archives and Social Justice: Workshops & a Public Lecture with Dr. Rebecka Sheffield.” College of Human Sciences & Education Dean’s Internationalization Program. 2015, $1,404. Funded.

Benoit, Edward, III. SEC Sponsored Visiting Faculty Travel Grant, SECU. 2015 $1,000. Funded.

Benoit, Edward, III. “Virtual Footlocker Phase 1: Exploring the Personal Archiving and Recordkeeping Habits of the 21st Century Soldier.” College of Human Sciences & Education Peabody Society Dean’s Circle Grant. 2015, $2,000. Funded. 

Professional/Community Services

Steering Committee, Archival Educators Section, Society of American Archivists, 2016-present.

Planning Committee, Archival Education and Research Institute, 2015-present.

Board of Directors, Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association, 2014-present.

Diversity Committee, College of Human Sciences & Education, LSU, 2016-present.

Engagement Committee, College of Human Sciences & Education, LSU, 2014-2016.

Ambassador Selection Committee, College of Human Sciences & Education, LSU, 2015, 2016.

Awards and Honors

Archival Education and Research Institute Junior Faculty Scholarship, 2015.

School of Information Studies Teaching Reward, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013.

Beta Phi Mu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012.

Theodore Saloutos Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007.

Phi Alpha Theta, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005. 

Links

Website: http://edbenoit.com/

Twitter: @eabenoit 

Curriculum Vitae