Luciana Duranti
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Luciana Duranti

Luciana Duranti is an archival theorist and professor of archival science and diplomatics at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is a noted expert on diplomatics and electronic records. Since 1998, she has been the director of the electronic records research project, InterPARES (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems).[1] She is the originator of the concept of the archival bond.[2]


  • Honorary Doctor of Science, Mid Sweden University, 2019
  • BA, French Language, Ecole Internationale de Langue et Civilization Française, 1979
  • Diploma di Archivistica (Master's equivalent), Scuola dell'Archivio di Stato di Roma, 1979
  • Ph D, Archivista-Paleografo, Scuola Speciale per Archivisti e Bibliotecari, Università di Roma, 1975
  • Dottoressa in Lettere (Master's equivalent, Arts), Università di Roma, 1973


She has served both the Association of Canadian Archivists and the Society of American Archivists in many capacities. She served as president of the Society of American Archivists from 1998 to 1999,[4] and as president of the Association of Canadian Archivists from 2017 to 2018.[5] She is the Principal Investigator for many investigations, including the Records in the Cloud Project.[6]

Duranti has also served as co-chair for the Steering Committee on Canada's Archives.[1]


  • Fellow, Association of Canadian Archivists, 2014[7]
  • Emmett Leahy Award, 2006[8]
  • Fellow, Society of American Archivists, 1998[9]

Selected bibliography

Duranti has published several works in the area of archival diplomatics and archival theory.[1] She has presented her theories and research at conferences and symposiums around the world.

  • Duranti, Luciana (1998). Diplomatics: New Uses for an Old Science. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810835283.
  • Duranti, Luciana; Franks, Patrica, eds. (2015). Encyclopedia of Archival Science. Rowman&Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8108-8810-4.


  1. ^ a b c "Luciana Duranti". UBC. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Duranti, Luciana (1997). "The Archival Bond". Archives and Museum Informatics. 11: 213-218.
  3. ^ "iSchool Directory | Information School | University of Washington". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Presidents of SAA". Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Dr. Luciana Duranti elected next ACA President | iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies)". Retrieved .
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  7. ^ "ACA Award Recipients" (PDF). Association of Canadian Archivists.
  8. ^ Leahy, Professional Award-Emmett. "Trudy Huskamp Peterson Winner of the 2018 Emmett Leahy Award". Professional Award - Emmett Leahy. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Members of Distinguished Fellows of SAA". Society of American Archivists.

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