Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies

2009 – PhD, Information Sciences, Université de Montréal
2001 – Masters, Information Sciences, Université de Montréal
1999 – DEUG & Licence in Modern Literature and Humanities, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris

55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 11105

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 7082

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Information-based professions are the new cornerstone of our current and future society. I believe our fundamental role in organizing, providing access and preserving information promotes our identity, democracy, accountability and good governance. When I decided to complete a Master's degree in Information Sciences in the late 90s, I had no idea how information would so extensively permeate our lives in so little time. I remain enthralled with the potential of this field to continue to help forge our tomorrow.

During my Ph.D. in Information Sciences, I combined my academic research expertise with private sector consultancy to unite the theoretical with the business reality. Since 2006, I have been an Information Management Consultant for large public administrations including the Government of Canada, the Council of Europe and the International Monetary Fund. I feel this experience has reinforced my belief in the importance of further connecting information research with the needs of the business community.

My research focuses on personal information management & textual practices in organizations, digital recordkeeping & preservation in public administrations, document & genre theory, and organizational semiotics. Within these fields of interest, I was involved in numerous research projects with organizations including the University of Montreal, the Government of Canada, the Government of Scotland and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal. To promote the sharing of experiences between academia and the business community, I am now acting as the Scientific Director of the Organizational Information Compliance research stream at the Cogniva Information Science Research Institute. This sharing of experiences constitutes the foundation of my teaching philosophy at the ÉSIS.

Courses taught

  • ISI5503 Introduction à la gestion pour les spécialistes de l'information
  • ISI6521 Gestion des documents
  • ISI6522 Gestion des documents électroniques

Selected publications

Alberts, I., Forest, D. (2012). Email Pragmatics and Automatic Classification: A Study in the Organizational Context. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). 63(5): 904-922.

Mas, S., Maurel, D., Alberts, I. (2011). Applying Faceted Classification to the Personal Organization of Electronic Records: Insights Into the User Experience. Archivaria 72 (Fall 2011), 29-59.

Alberts, I., Schellinck, J., Eby, C., Marleau, Y. (2010). Bridging Functions & Processes for Records Management. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 34(4), 365-390.

Alberts, Inge; Forest, Dominic, & Bertrand-Gastaldy, Suzanne. (2010). Catégorisation automatique du courriel en fonction de catégories pragmatiques. In: Proceedings of the JADT 2010: 10th International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data, eds. S. Bolasco, Chiarim I. & L. Giuliano, 17-26. Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy: Edizioni universitarie di lettere economia diritto.

Alberts, I. (2009). Exploitation des genres de textes pour assister les pratiques textuelles dans les environnements numériques de travail : le cas du courriel chez des cadres et des secrétaires dans une municipalité et une administration fédérale canadiennes. École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal, 383 p.

Alberts, Inge, & Bertrand-Gastaldy, Suzanne. (2008). A Pragmatic Perspective of E-mail Management Practices in Two Canadian Public Administrations. In: Proceedings of the International ISKO Conference. Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organization, eds. lément rsenault & Joseph T. Tennis, 347-353. Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada: Ergon Verlag.

Alberts, Inge; Bertrand-Gastaldy, Suzanne, & Pouchot, Stéphanie. (2006). Pratiques textuelles et genre en contexte de travail au gouvernement fédéral canadien. In: Document numérique et société : Actes de la conférence organisée dans le cadre de la Semaine du document numérique à Fribourg (Suisse) les 20-21 septembre 2006, eds. Ghislaine Chartron & Evelyne Broudoux, 227-248. Université de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland: ADBS.

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