Ricardo L. Punzalan is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies where he teaches archives and digital curation. His area of research includes understanding the relationship of archives and collective memory, the politics and dynamics of digitization decision-making in collaborative and inter-institutional settings, and the uses and users of digitized archival images. He holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan’s School of Information. In addition to an MLIS from the University of the Philippines, he completed two certificates of graduate studies at Michigan, one in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and another in Museum Studies. Prior to his doctoral work at Michigan, he taught on the faculty of the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies. His articles have been published in Archives and Manuscripts, Archivaria, and Archival Science.