The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce that on December 8, 2017 Jonathan Dorey successfully defended his PhD in the School of Information Studies at McGill University. His thesis is entitled “Archival interaction: a framework to assess university archives websites from the perspectives of history undergraduate students.” The goal of this exploratory research is to provide an exhaustive portrait of the effectiveness and efficiency of Canadian university archives websites by extending to a Canadian context similar research that was done in the United States. Quantitative and qualitative data was gathered to answer four research questions: how is the Archival Reference Knowledge (ARK) framework represented on websites, what are students’ expectations regarding these websites, what barriers they face when navigating on these websites, and how is the ARK framework operationalized when considering both students’ expectations and the barriers they face.
Jonathan’s program of research focuses on the use and reuse or archival records, information and archival literacy, information behaviour, and the connection between language and information. His thesis was supervised by Dr. Elaine Ménard, Associate Professor. His doctoral committee included Dr. Catherine Guastavino and Dr. Joan Bartlett, Associates Professors. Jonathan Dorey also completed his Master’s degree at the School of Information Studies at McGill University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Translation and East Asian Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Localization, both from Université de Montréal, Canada.
Congratulations to Dr. Dorey on this amazing accomplishment!