Odile Dumbleton

University College Dublin

School of Information and Communication Studies

Newman, C112

Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland


Phone +353 83 482 3348 


My research seeks to understand stakeholder and museum visitor expectations of digital surrogates, and how these perceptions might influence the process by which digital surrogates are created and used in locative museum spaces.


2016 – present   PhD Student, University College Dublin, Ireland

2016    MSc, Digital Curation, University College Dublin, Ireland       

2008    MSLIS, with an Archives Certificate, Pratt Institute, NY

2000    BA, History, DePaul University, IL


Cushing, A. L., & Dumbleton, O. (2017). ‘We have to make an effort with it’ Exploring the use of stages to help understand the personal information management needs of humanities and social science doctoral students managing dissertation information. IFLA journal43(1), 40-50.


Poster Presentation

Dumbleton, O. (2017, July). ‘Please Sir, I want some more.’ Museum Orphans in the Digital Breadlines. Poster Session presented at Archives Education Research Institute (AERI), Toronto, Canada.


Tutor University College Dublin

2016 – present

IS10010 – Introduction to Information and Social Computing

IS10040 – Information Society: Papyrus to Cyberspace

IS10050 – Digital Judgement

 Guest Lectures University College Dublin

2018, 5 February – IS40630 Digital Curation: Core Concepts Lecture – Conceptual Models

2017, 8 November – IS30340 IT for Information Professionals Lecture – Databases

2017, 15 May – IS40620 Digital Curation Tools Lecture– Metadata for Access and Use

2016, 6 November – IS40630 Digital Curation: Core Concepts Lecture – The Role of Curators


Research Assistant “Walk1916: Exploring how a mobile walking tour app can provide value for LAMs

Led by Dr. Amber Cushing and Dr. Benjamin Cowan

2016    Dublin, Ireland

Research Assistant “Experiencing Value: Participatory Cultural Heritage”

Led by Dr. Amber Cushing

2015    Dublin, Ireland


Communications Chair, Conference Committee Virtual Heritage Network Conference

2018    Dublin, Ireland

 Conference Organiser Data and Computational Journalism Conference

2017    Dublin, Ireland

Consulting Archivist Remembering Mary Mulvihill Archive

2016    Dublin, Ireland

 Archivist/Grant Writer at CoCA Archives Project (Temporary, Grant funded)

2015     Seattle, WA

Archivist – The Wing Luke Museum – Oversized Archives (Volunteer)

2011    Seattle, WA

 Contract Archivist – Casey Family Programs

2010    Seattle, WA

 Archives Consultant, Private/Personal Archive

2011 – 2014    Bainbridge Island, WA

 Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library     

2008 – 2009    Brooklyn, NY        

 Archives Assistant, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Archives

2006 – 2007    New York, NY    

 Collections Assistant, Department of Botany, The Field Museum

2005 – 2006    Chicago, IL        


Archives and Records Association, UK

Library Association of Ireland

Digital Preservation Coalition, UK

Digital Curation Centre, UK