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Alexandra Chassanoff

Assistant Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science

Alexandra Chassanoff


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Alexandra Chassanoff


Digital curation and digital preservation; archives and records management; cultural heritage informatics.


BA, Brandeis University
MS (Information Science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD (Information Science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Alexandra Chassanoff is an assistant professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) where she teaches and conducts research on born-digital cultural heritage and community-driven approaches to digital curation. She received her PhD and Master’s degrees in Information Science from the University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill and worked as a DLF/CLIR postdoctoral fellow in Software Curation at MIT. Prior to pursuing her graduate degrees, she worked as a digital asset manager and data analyst.


2021 – Society of American Archivists Preservation Publication of the Year for Chassanoff, A. & Post, C. (2020). The OSSArcFlow Guide to documenting born-digital workflow.


Bracey, A. & Chassanoff, A. (2022). “Bringing Archives to the Classroom: The Hacking into History Civic Educators Project.” Society of American Archivists 16th Annual Research Forum, August 3, 2022.

Chassanoff, A. (2022). The Power of Digital Primary Sources.” Digital Humanities Summer Camp for IWU Undergraduates, Illinois-Wesleyan University, July 15, 2022.

Chassanoff, A., Stallman, T., Tackabery, M., & Tabron, J.T. (2021). “Historic Data Harms: Lessons from Curating a Civic Data Collection.” CSV conference, May 5, 2021.

Post, C. & Chassanoff, A. (2021). Beyond the workflow: archivists’ aspirations for digital curation practices. Archival Science.

Chassanoff, A. & Altman, M. (2020). Curation as “interoperability with the future”: Preserving scholarly research software in academic libraries. The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Clemens, A., Anderson, S., Bunde, J., Butler, D., Chassanoff, A., Farrell, J., Farrell, M., Helms, A., Walker, P. & Weintraub, J. (2020). “Collecting User Experiences, Needs, and Desires for Accessing Born-digital Archival Collections: Survey Analysis.” Technical report produced by the DLF Born Digital Access Working Group,

Alagna, L., Chassanoff, A., Dietrich, D., Dietz, B., Farrell, M., Nelson, A., Peltzman, S., & Walker, P. (2020). “Rumors of the Disk Images’ Demise May or May Not Be Greatly Exaggerated: Assessing Preservation Formats for Disk Contents in Archival Workflows.” The BitCurator User Forum, October 16, 2020.

Steeves, V., Hagenmaier, W., Cochrane, E., Chassanoff, A., Milliken, G., & Nguyen, S. (2020). “Saving Software for Future (Re)use.” The Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 8, 2020.