The Bader/Nyce Romania Research Archive provides online access to field notes, interviews, images, and ephemera gathered during field studies in Romania. Ball State University Assistant Professor Gail E. Bader and Associate Professor James M. Nyce have led groups of undergraduate and graduate students to Romania as part of a program to introduce students to field work and to the ethnographic method of data collection. Since 2003, they have led seven groups of students to study information and technology use, public libraries and cultural preservation in pre- and post-revolution Romania. Data collected from five of these study visits is available in this collection.
Studies were organized around year and place. The collection will be expanded to contain materials from the following years and locations:
2008 Ghimes Faget
2010 Salaj County
2011 Suceava County
These research materials have been collected and prepared by students with varying levels of expertise in the field. Because students worked in teams, some materials are duplicated (for instance, multiple transcripts of the same interview). However, to keep the collection whole and to preserve what might be slight variances in quality, all materials have been included.
Special thanks go to the students who participated in these studies, some of them on multiple visits, as well as the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), who funded in part the 2010 and 2011 study visits that centered around Biblionet: Global Libraries Romania, a project funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by IREX.
Copyright 2013, James M. Nyce and Gail E. Bader. All rights reserved. To request permission to publish or reproduce these materials, please contact James M. Nyce.