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Magnus Berg

Magnus Berg

Digital Asset Archivist, South Asian Canadian Legacy Project

Abbotsford campus, F111

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Biography

Magnus Berg is the Digital Asset Archivist for the South Asian Canadian Legacy Project at the South Asian Studies Institute, University of the Fraser Valley. They previously worked with heritage collections, both physical and digital, at Western University, The University of British Columbia - Okanagan, The GLBT Historical Society Archives & Museum, Ryerson University, Visual Studies Workshop, and The ArQuives (formerly The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives).

Magnus has a Master of Arts in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University, and is currently pursuing their Master of Library and Information Science at Western University. They are passionate about collections preservation and access to community histories for marginalized populations and have presented on audiovisual preservation, LGBTQ2+ metadata, diversity and inclusion, and precarious labour in LIS at conferences in Canada and the United States.

Originally from Calgary, AB, Magnus currently resides in Abbotsford, BC with their husband and dog. Their hobbies include hand processing film, watching B movies, and being upset that there are still drag queens that don’t know how to sew.

 

Publications

Berg, M. (In Press 2021). Examining the gaps in trans cinema through the archival collection of the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. Journal of Cinema and Media Studies.

Berg, M. (In Press 2021). A ‘major technological challenge’: Multi-level description and online archival databases. Emerging Library & Information Perspectives.

Trupp, G., Berg, M., Fleming, M., Watson, B. M. (In Press 2022). Queer rage / gender strikes back. In Adolpho, K., Krueger, S., & McKracken, K. (Eds.), Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS. Sacramento: Litwin Books.

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