The Promise and Threat of Digital Options in an Archival Age

  • Lilly Koltun

Author Biography

Lilly Koltun
Lilly Koltun is both the Director of the Archives Preservation Division and the Director General of the Archives Headquarters Accommodation Project at the National Archives of Canada. Previously, she was Director General of the Policy Branch, and for some years prior to that, Director of the division responsible for the Archives’ major national collections of documentary art and photography. She holds an Honours BA in art history from the University of Toronto, an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, England, and a PhD in art history from St. Andrews University, Scotland, where her thesis dealt with the history of Canadian photography. She has published some two dozen books, catalogues, and articles, including editing the book, Private Realms of Light, Canadian Amateur Photography, c. 1839–1940. She has also frequently been invited to teach and to speak, in Canada, the United States, and numerous other countries, on topics relating to the history, interpretation and management of art, photography and visual materials. In 1985–86, she was Visiting Professor in the Master of Archival Studies programme at the University of British Columbia, and for many years she has been a Graduate Supervisor and Adjunct Research Professor in art history at Carleton University in Ottawa.
How to Cite
Koltun, Lilly. 1999. “The Promise and Threat of Digital Options in an Archival Age”. Archivaria 47 (February), 114-35.