Colin Post

Library & Information Science (LIS) Department 

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Assistant Professor

Research Interest

  • digital curation
  • digital and new media art
  • artists’ archives
  • community archives
  • Web and Internet history


  • Ph.D. in Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A. in Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Montana
  • B.A. in English Writing and Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh


Colin Post is a scholar and poet interested in the role of information technologies in cultural production and preservation. Dr. Post works with libraries, archives, museums, and creative communities in North Carolina and beyond to advance new approaches for the ongoing care of digital culture.

Link to Dr. Post‘s CV


Colin Post et al., “Digital Curation at Work: Modeling Workflows for Digital Archival Materials,” in Proceedings of the 19th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL ’19 (ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Urbana-Champaign, IL: IEEE Computer Society Press, 2019), 39–48.

Colin Post, Patrick Golden, and Ryan Shaw, “Never the Same Stream: Netomat, XLink, and Metaphors of Web Documents,” in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2018, DocEng ’18 (Document Engineering, Halifax, Nova Scotia: ACM, 2018), 13:1–13:10.

Colin Post, “Preservation Practices of New Media Artists: Challenges, Strategies, and Attitudes in the Personal Management of Artworks,” Journal of Documentation 73, no. 4 (2017): 716–32.

Colin Post, “Ensuring the Legacy of Self-Taught and Local Artists: A Collaborative Framework for Preserving Artists’ Archives,” Art Documentation 36, no. 1 (March 1, 2017): 73–90.