Mattock, Lindsay

Assistant Professor
319-335-5712

School of Library and Information Science
3072 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Professor Mattock completed her doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. She also holds a MLIS with a concentration in Archives, Preservation and Records Management and a BA in Film Studies. Her professional experience as a video-technician and training in filmmaking and photography have shaped her academic interest in the preservation of visual media and visual culture. Mattock has taught in the areas of digital preservation, preservation management, archival representation, and moving image archives. Her recent research connects these areas of interest, investigating the development of archival practices developed within non-profit media organizations, including media arts centers and media collectives. This research reframes these maker-spaces as archives, critiquing professional archival practices and suggests new frameworks for the preservation and archivization of audiovisual media.

Areas of Interest: 
Archival management, preservation, and use of visual media; archival theory and practice; audiovisual archives; digital preservation and curation; community archives and record-keeping practices; and media and technological literacy.
Research and Grants: 

Lindsay’s professional experience as a video-technician and personal interest in filmmaking and photography have shaped her academic interest in the preservation of visual media and the recordkeeping practices of media creators. Her co-authored article analyzing depictions of records and records creation in Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, and Argo was recently published in Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference. She is currently working on Mapping the Independent Media Community (MIMC), which aims to visualize the movement of artists and their productions over time in order to gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between artists and organizations, and to provide insight into the influence of these connections on the films and videos produced and distributed during the 1970s and 80s. Lindsay and research assistant Kara Wentworth have detailed the development of the project in "Unearthing the Underground, Databasing the Avant-Garde, and Mapping the Independent Media Community” published in May 2016 issue of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Journal. Her other project Makers by Mail explores a new model for mobile makerspaces that emphasizes prototyping as pedagogy, which involves shipping small, fabrication technologies and instructions to users using priority mail, or the “four walls” of the shipping box. Lindsay and project collaborators Christina Boyles, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar of Digital Humanities, and recent SLIS graduate Andrew Petersen presented their initial findings at HASTAC 2016 at the University of Arizona, INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments) at the University of Victoria, and DH 2016 held in Krakow, Poland this past summer.

Mattock, Lindsay and Eleanor Mattern. “Looking at Archives in Cinema: Recent Representations of Records in Motion Pictures.” Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference, edited by Richard J. Cox, et. Al.. Sacramento: Litwin Books, 2015.
https://www.academia.edu/24163618/Looking_at_Archives_in_Cinema_Recent_Representations_of_Records_in_Motion_Pictures

Mattock, Lindsay and Kara Wentworth. “Unearthing the Underground, Databasing the Avant-Garde, and Mapping the Independent Media Community.” IASA Journal 46 (May 2016): 22-32.

http://thestudio.uiowa.edu/mimc/

https://makersbymail.org/