Rebecca Young is the director of library services at NSCAD University. She holds a BFA from NSCAD (1999), a Diploma in Library and Information Technology from NSCC (2002) and an MSc in Information Management and Preservation from the University of Glasgow (2007).
My ongoing research interests are in the preservation of media-based art, and currently I am working towards a research project in Open Education Resources for visual art. For the last 10 years I have maintained a professional focus on developing NSCAD’s Archival and Special Collections. Since beginning as a Librarian at NSCAD, I have prioritized the identification, appraisal and preservation of analogue media-based collections in the Library and have overseen the digitization of audio and video works and the development of NSCAD’s Open Research Archive and repository – https://nora.nscad.ca/ . I have also initiated and managed the description, digitization and preservation of archival collections at NSCAD, including the NSCAD Feminist Collective / Women’s File Fonds, and the creation of the NSCAD Digital Theses collection.