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Eliot Wilczek, University Records Manager

Eliot Wilczek

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What I Do

Eliot Wilczek is the University Records Manager and manages the Records Management program which is part of the Digital Collections and Archives. He helps establish records policies and provides offices and departments with advice on managing their records. He also works on a variety of University-wide information management initiatives.


  • MS, Library and Information Science, Simmons College
  • MA, History, Simmons College
  • AB, Kenyon College

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • With Heather Soyka, “Documenting the American Experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars” 2012 Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Conference, San Diego, August, 2012.
  • “Data Gathering and Counterinsurgency Warfare: The Hamlet Evaluation System in the Vietnam War” Archival Education and Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, July 2012.
  • “Shaping the Measure of Counterinsurgency: The Hamlet Evaluation System in the Vietnam War” work in progress poster, Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, San Diego, California, January 2011.
  • “Developing and Managing Digital Repository Policies: A Case Study from Tufts University” presented at the Best Practices Exchange, Phoenix, Arizona, September 2010.
  • “Yes, We Have Some Data: The Challenges of Managing Research Data at a University” NERCOMP Special Interesting Group Meeting, Norwood, Massachusetts, September 2010.
  • “Lessons Learned from Counterinsurgencies: What the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Can Tell Us About Digital Preservation,” Best Practices Exchange, Albany, New York, September 2009.
  • “From Frameworks to ‘Real’ Work: Preservation Efforts at Tufts University,” DigCCure 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 2009.
  • “Institutional Repository Lessons Learned: Tufts University and Fedora,” Partnerships in Innovation II: From Vision to Reality, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, October 2008.
  • “Digital Objects: Getting it Done, Part I,” New England Archivists Conference, Salve Regina University, March 2008.
  • “Preserving Electronic Records at Tufts University,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, November 2007.
  • With Kevin Glick and Robert Dockins, “The Ingest and Maintenance of Electronic Records: Moving from Theory to Practice” Poster Presentation, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June 2006.
  • With Kevin Glick, “Changes in Acquisition: A Guide to the Ingest of Electronic Records,” New Skills for a Digital Era Colloquium, Washington DC, May 2006.


Selected Professional Activities and Awards

  • Co-Chair, Program Committee, New England Archivists, Spring 2011 Meeting
  • Change Agent Distinction Award, Tufts University, 2010
  • Instructor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, 2005-2010
  • NHPRC Archival Research Fellowship, “Evidence of Battle: Records Creation in the American Expeditionary Forces During the First World War,” 2003-2004