Creighton Barrett


Creighton Barrett

Phone: (902) 494-6490
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University Archives
Killam Memorial Library, 5th Floor
6225 University Avenue
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Research Clusters:

  • Educational and information services (collections development)
  • Information organisation and representation (archival description, information systems)
  • Data, information and knowledge management (digital preservation, information systems)
  • Data science (digital forensics)


  • BMus (Acadia University)
  • MLIS (Dalhousie University)


Creighton Barrett is Digital Archivist at the Dalhousie University Archives. He has spoken and published on intangible cultural heritage, archival collaboration, and personal archives. His article on personal archives found in Nova Scotia business collections won the 2014 Hugh Taylor Prize from the Association of Canadian Archivists. Creighton is an active member of regional and national archives organizations, and he also serves as Treasurer of the Ottoman Studies Foundation.