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Donald Force, PhD

Donald Force, PhD

Assistant Professor

611310 School of Information Studies
Office:NWQB 3495
Phone:(414) 229-2792
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Donald Force, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


PhD, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, 2013, University of British Columbia
MLS (Archives Concentration), 2007, Indiana University
MIS, 2007, Indiana University
MA, History, 2004, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
BA, English, 2000, Millersville University


Donald Force is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. His dissertation examined the requirements a business record must satisfy to be admitted as evidence in a Canadian court of law and determine whether recordkeeping standards provide adequate guidance to help an organization support legal compliance with these criteria. He has been involved in several international research projects, including the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) and Digital Records Forensics projects at the University of British Columbia. He received his MLS and MIS degrees from Indiana University in 2007 and his MA in history from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2004.

Courses Taught

655 Introduction to Records Management (Fall 2013)
650 Introduction to Modern Archives Administration (Spring 2014)

Sample Publications

Hooper, Lisa and Donald C. Force. Keeping Time: An Introduction to Archival Best Practices for Music Librarians. Madison, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., 2014.

Force, D. & Shaffer, E. (2013). Records Management and Peer-Reviewed Journals: An Assessment. ARMA International Educational Foundation.

Force, D. (2012). Case Study 10(3) – University of Victoria – University Secretary’s (USEC) – Final Report. InterPARES 3 Project, TEAM Canada. Version 1.2. .

Force, D. (2011). Guidelines for managing records created in the investigative and litigation process: Final report.

Force, D. (2010). From Peruvian guano to electronic records: Canadian E-Discovery and its relationship to records professionals. Archivaria 69: 49-75.