Megan A. Winget

Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
(919) 962-8366
winget@email.unc.edu
Manning Hall 06
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Faculty Expertise:

Digital preservation, digital repositories and collecting institutions, representation of non-textual materials, collaborative technologies

Education:
BA, University of Georgia, Athens
MA (Art History), University of Virginia, Charlottesville
MS (Information Science), UNC School of Information and Library Science
PhD (Information and Library Science), UNC School of Information and Library Science

Biography:
Megan Winget earned her Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) from SILS in 1999 and completed her PhD at SILS in 2006. While at Carolina, she worked in the University Archives, the Southern Historical Collection, the Rare Book Room, and for Documenting the American South. From 2006 to 2013, she taught at the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in digital preservation, specifically of new media artifacts like video games and new media art. Since 2013, she has worked as an independent consultant for industry, focusing on taxonomy development and leveraging big data to improve business systems. As an adjunct faculty member at SILS, she has taught classes in digital curation, digital preservation, and organizing information.

Awards and Recognition:
IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Early Career Award: “Video Games and the Cultural Record: Studying the Creation Processes and Artifacts of the Video Game Industry for the
Purpose of Preservation and Collection” (2008 – 2011)
NSF Support Grant: “Supporting Student Travel to JCDL Doctoral Consortium” (2009 – 2010)
Deans Teaching Fellowship (2009–2010)

Selected Publications:
Winget, Megan and William Aspray, (eds.). (2011). Digital Media: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on History, Preservation, and Ontology. New York: Scarecrow.
Winget, Megan A. (2013). “A Meditation on Social Reading and Its Implications for Preservation.” Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture. Volume 42. Issue 1. pp. 1-14.
Winget, Megan A. (2011). “Videogame Preservation and Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games: A Review of the Literature.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology: Advances in
Information Science. Volume 62, Issue 10 pp. 1869-1883.
Winget, Megan A. (2011). “Collecting the Artifacts of Participation: Videogame Players, Fan-Boys, and Individual Models of Collection.” In Digital Media: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on History, Preservation, and Ontology, Megan Winget and William Aspray, Eds., pp. 27-72. New York: Scarecrow.
Efron, Miles and Megan Winget. (2010). “Query Polyrepresentation for Ranking Retrieval Systems Without Relevance Judgments.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Volume 61, Number 6, pp. 1081-1091.