Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. His unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from creating molecular quantum computers to virtuosic musical instruments. Technology from his lab has been seen and used in settings including New York's Museum of Modern Art and rural Indian villages, the White House and the World Economic Forum, inner-city community centers and automobile safety systems, Las Vegas shows and Sami herds. He is the author of numerous technical publications, patents, and books including Fab, When Things Start To Think, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, and The Physics of Information Technology, and has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, and the McNeil/Lehrer News Hour. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, has been named one of Scientific American's 50 leaders in science and technology, as one of 40 Modern-Day Leonardos by the Museum of Science and Industry, has been selected as a CNN/Time/Fortune Principal Voice, and by Prospect/Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 public intellectuals. Dr. Gershenfeld has a BA in Physics with High Honors from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College and Strathclyde University, was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows, and a member of the research staff at Bell Labs.
MARIA STELLA RASETTI
Maria Stella Rasetti obtained a degree in Education Sciences at the University of Florence in 1992. Between 1985 and 1988, she held various public administration positions in the city of Cascina. Between 2008 and 2011 she was nominated president of the Tuscan Regional Executive Committee of the Italian Library Association, and Manager of the Libraries and cultural activities of the city of Pistoia, where she now directs the San Giorgio Library. Maria Stella also coordinates YouLab Pistoia, the new American Corner opened a few months ago at the San Giorgio Library. She teaches at the Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Faculty of Education, and is author of several books, essays and articles. Maria Stella is a real "authority" of the library world, and is known for being able to transform the San Giorgio Library in one of the most important libraries in Italy, and one of the most significant experiences of deep restructuring and rethinking of public library services in the country.
Tomas Diez is a Venezuela born Urbanist specialized in digital fabrication and its implications on the future cities models. He is permanent faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), and one of the initiators of the Fab Lab Barcelona project, which he currently directs. He holds a Bachelor in Urban Planning and Sociology by the University Simon Bolivar, a Master in Advanced Architecture by IAAC, and a Diploma on Digital Fabrication by Fab Academy Program from the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, with which he works as a close collaborator in the development of the Fab Lab Network worldwide with the Fab Foundation. He is co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and StudioP52 both in Barcelona, and currently the main consultant for the Barcelona city council for the development of the “Ateneus de Fabricació (Fab Labs)” in the city. His research interests relate to the use of digital fabrication tools to transform reality, and how the use of new technologies can change the way we consume, produce and relate with each other.
Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and faculty founder of Michigan Makers. She is a contributor to and series editor for the Fall 2013 Makers as Innovators book series for middle-grade readers, which covers makerspaces, Maker Faire, game design, digital badging, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, and e-textiles. She has written several books about engaging instructional practices, including Podcasting at School and 21st-Century Learning in School Libraries. She was a member of the inaugural class of the American Library Association's Emerging Leaders program, named a 2012 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and has been named Distinguished Alumna of the Library and Information Science Program of Wayne State University.
Director for Innovation and Learning, Newark Museum. Kim has been with the Museum in this position from 2011 to the present, has more than ten years experience in Museum Education. Robledo-Diga currently develops and executes new strategies for learning experiences to engage the Museum’s diverse audience. She leads the Education department team in initiating innovative programs through Makerspace at the Newark Museum; professional development; community partnerships and related outreach/off-site offerings’ execution of weekend programs for family audiences; school programs; and the Museum’s education website/new media initiatives. She also designs interpretive strategies for education publications. Before joining the Museum Robledo-Diga served as the Manager of Professional Development at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York. In that role she developed, planned and managed Cooper-Hewitt’s nationally recognized Smithsonian Design Institute and A City of Neighborhoods PD programs and teacher curricula for K-12 educators nationwide on the innovative pedagogy of Design Thinking. Robledo-Diga’s background includes an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art.
Jon is co-founder and co-director of STEM2GETHER, an educational services cooperative that helps schools and community based organizations create hands-on enrichment programs that promote knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Previously Jon has worked with Sustainable South Bronx, where he launched a FabLab in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is co-creator of the NSF supported GreenFab program, which introduces students to design and engineering in the context of environmental sustainability. Jon has an SB in Mathematics from MIT where he
worked with the FabLab program, a global initiative to bring digital fabrication laboratories to communities around the world. He is also a member of NYC Resistor, a Hacker Space in Downtown Brooklyn where people meet regularly to share tech knowledge and build community.
Sue Considine is the Executive Director of the Fayetteville Free Library. As an administrator of a busy, progressive public library, Sue has successfully recruited and developed a team of dynamic professionals, support staff and community members who offer cutting edge library services in a state of the art environment to an engaged community. Sue is a passionate advocate for libraries and librarians and is committed to the development of the next generation of librarian leaders through the identification of and creation of leadership opportunities in the information field for new graduates and emerging library leaders. Sue is a Simmons College GSLIS PhD candidate, 2015. Sue is a proud recipient of the 2012 NYLA Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director award and both the 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and the WCNY Women Who Make America awards. Sue is honored and excited to have been a speaker at the 2013 Library Journal Lead the Change event NY and is looking forward to speaking at Book Expo America at the Javits Center in NYC in MAY 2013.
Sarah Lawler is a Circulation Clerk at the Fayetteville Free Library. Her responsibilities include patron assistance, grant writing, and programming. She is currently completing her MSLIS degree at the iSchool at Syracuse University and plans to graduate in May 2013. Sarah is interested in service to adults, digitization, and digital literacy.
Leah Kraus is the Virtual Branch Director of the Fayetteville Free Library, where she has worked for the past 5 years. She received her MSLIS degree from the iSchool at Syracuse University in 2010. Leah’s various responsibilities include service and program development, technology instruction and implementation, web site and social media development, and reference and collection development. Leah is interested in developing library programs, services, and spaces that improve the lives of our patrons and allow them to pursue their passions. She is interested in engaging library users both face-to-face and virtually and creating the best possible user experiences in these venues.
Margaret Portier is the Director of Innovative Family Services at the Fayetteville Free Library where she worked first as a clerk for two years while earning her MSLIS. She graduated with honors in May of 2012 with her MSLIS from Syracuse University. Margaret’s primary responsibility is collection development and programming for the middle and high school aged patrons in the community. Her other responsibilities include managing teen volunteers, offering reference services, technology instruction, and supporting learning opportunities for all ages. Margaret is interested in developing more opportunities to engage with teens and young adults in the community in meaningful and interesting ways.
Sue Lawson is a Service Development Coordinator in Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, part of Manchester City Council. Sue started working in libraries as a library assistant in Salford Libraries in 1993. She got a Postgraduate Certificate in Library and Information Management from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 and began working as a librarian for Manchester in the same year. She established the libraries’ social media outreach work via Facebook and Twitter and looks after the libraries’ email marketing, plus a library blog. She has also developed Manchester Zoom, a new community website, managed the implementation of a library mobile app and developed Ask About Jobseeking, an online job-hunting toolkit. Sue became interested in the idea of Makerspaces in libraries after working on several different projects with Manchester hackspace, Madlab including two projects with Manchester Girl Geeks.
Matteo is a sustainable designer and social entrepreneur working as innovation catalyst and consultant across Europe.
Graduated in sustainable design in Turin, Istanbul and London, he is the co-founder of the social enterprise projects UP-LAB and PlayUP Design, in which he constantly puts the Social Design Thinking approach into practice.
He works actively to develop innovative methodologies which foster creativity and innovation in personal and professional life. In this respect, he has given workshops and lectures in universities, NGOs and companies in different European countries. Now he's taking part to an itinerary program that will brings him to promote and map social entrepreneurship and innovation across all Europe.
Curiosity, creativity and critical thinking are his ways to improve society, challenging obsessive materialism and designing responsive and sustainable solutions to deliver positive change.
He's driven by passion and value diversity, ready to help the next project to emerge and become more innovative.
Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non-partisan 'fact-tank' that studies the social impact of the internet. The Project has issued more than 240 reports based on its surveys that examine people's online activities and the internet's role in their lives: www.pewinternet.org.
Lee is a co-author of four books about the future of the internet that are based on Project surveys. He is also writing a book entitled Networked: The new social operating system with sociologist Barry Wellman.
Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master's degree in political science from Long Island University.
Matteo Bittanti is Senior Professor in the Visual Studies and in the Visual & Critical Studies programs at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland. He is also a member of the scientific board of the Master in Digital Entertainment Media & Design at his alma mater, IULM University, in Milan. Between 2006 and 2011, Bittanti collaborated with the Stanford Humanities Lab at Stanford University on several projects related to new media. He writes about technology, film, games, and popular culture for various publications, including WIRED, Rolling Stone, Saturno, and LINK. He is the co-editor of Ludologica, an academic books series on digital games that debuted in 2002 and comprises more than 20 books, and the editor in chief of Gamescenes, a website devoted to the intersection of videogames and contemporary art. Bittanti has published several books and essays on videogames, popular culture, and film. Born in Milan, Italy, he lives and works in San Francisco.
Before moving to Harvard in 2011, Jeffrey T. Schnapp occupied the Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies at Stanford, where he founded the Stanford Humanities Lab in 2000.
A cultural historian with research interests extending from antiquity to the present, his most recent books are Speed Limits and The Electric Information Age Book (a collaboration with the designer Adam Michaels of Project Projects (Princeton Architectural Press, January 2012). Also forthcoming in 2012 are Digital _Humanities (MIT Press), a book co-written with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, and Todd Presner; Modernitalia (Peter Lang), a collection of essays on 20th century Italian cultural history being edited by Francesca Santovetti, and Italiamerica(Il Saggiatore), vol. 2, co-edited with Emanuela Scarpellini.
His pioneering work in the domains of digital humanities and digitally augmented approaches to cultural programming includes curatorial collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Canadian Center for Architecture. His Trento Tunnels project - a 6000 sq. meter pair of highway tunnels in Northern Italy repurposed as a history museum - was featured in the Italian pavilion of the 2010 Venice Biennale and is currently on exhibit at the MAXXI in Rome in RE-CYCLE. Strategie per la casa la citta' e il pianeta(fall 2011).
Faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, he is Professor of Romance Languages & Literature and also on the teaching faculty in the Department of Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
He is the faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard.
Research Director in Qualita` della Vita nella Societa` dell’ Informazione, CEO of Ledi International Bookseller, chief of di Ledizioni, senior member of Osservatorio sui Nuovi Media (NuMediaBiOs) of Universita` di Milano Bicocca, Nicola Cavalli is an expert consultant in the field of pubilshing and new technologies for education.
JAAP VAN DE GEER
Jaap is head of the Science and Innovation Department at DOK, the Library Concept Center in Delft, the Netherlands. He invented the ILS ClienTrix, which recently integrated Google Book Search. He has a Library Science degree with a specialization in Information & Communication Technology. Jaap leads a team of developers at DOK who are working on many innovative digital storytelling tools for libraries and museums, and he is cameraman and editor on many productions of the DOK Studio and the Sanachie Tour. He is also responsible for starting the ground-breaking project UGame ULearn, which promotes gaming in libraries on a national and international level. Jaap writes about new media and is co-founder of the first Dutch weblog on libraries and librarianship: OBLOG.
Erik works in the Science and Innovation Department at DOK, the Library Concept Center in Delft, the Netherlands. His work includes project management, acquisition, marketing, promotion, and innovation. He works with Jaap on many DOK Studio productions, and they are also hired as a team by other libraries for consultancy. Erik is a co-founder of the UGame ULearn project. He has a degree in English with a specialization in interpretation. Erik has written articles for international magazines such as Computers in Libraries, Marketing library Services, and Library Journal.
As a team, Jaap and Erik authored the book ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America. Armed with nothing but a camera and a desire to document the wonderful and inspiring stories that take place every day in libraries they have travelled around the world. Two years ago they formed ShanachieMedia, and so began their internet broadcast "This Week in Libraries". Their energy and enthusiasm for libraries means they are invited to speak at library events all over the world. In 2009, they were among the first Europeans to gain the title of "Movers and Shakers" from Library Journal.
IT-Consultant and idea-developer, Aarhus Public Library, Denmark. Jannik Mulvad participates in a number of projects concerning knowledge mediation, the physical library environment, pervasive computing, architecture and new ways of working. He is particularly involved in internet design and library system development, use of physical installations to promote library services, development of the future library, and the development of Mediaspace. He graduated from the Royal School of Library and Information Science in 1994 and works at Aarhus Public Library since 2003.
Francesco Mazzetta, a graduate of Pedagogy at the Universita` di Parma, works at the Biblioteca Comuncale di Fiorenzuola d’Arda (Pc) since 1987. Since 2000, he promoted an experimental circulating collection of videogames via libraries that have consequently attracted many progressive initiatives and projects. Since the 1980s, he has collaborated with daily newspapers, particularly with Il Manifesto, both national and local magazines, and professional periodicals with many published articles regarding new media, within the public library circle as well. In particular, Mazzetta has focused on ‘videogiochi e biblioteche’, videogames in the library, and has both organized and participated in various public conventions and forums.
Dr. Ross Todd is associate professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries(CISSL), at Rutgers University. His primary teaching and research interests focus on understanding how children learn and build new knowledge from information; the development of information and digital literacies, and how school librarians and classroom teachers can more effectively empower student learning through constructivist, inquiry-based learning approaches. He has published more than 120 papers and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at many international conferences, most recently in Finland, Croatia, Jamaica, Scotland and Ireland.
Karen Hartman is an Information Resource Officer (IRO) at the American Embassy in Rome. She has been a regional librarian with the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Pretoria, South Africa. Before joining the U.S. Foreign Service, she worked as a university and research librarian for over 20 yeras in the U.S. and Cairo, Egypt. Karen grew up in Michigan and recieved her Master's degree from the University of Michigan School of Library and Information Science. She is married and has two grown daughters and a baby granddaughter.
Gino Roncaglia è docente di Informatica applicata alle discipline umanistiche e di Applicazioni della multimedialità alla trasmissione delle conoscenze presso l’Università degli Studi della Tuscia, dove dirige anche il master universitario in e-Learning e un corso di perfezionamento su futuro del libro, e-book ed editoria digitale.
Ha conseguito la laurea in filosofia all’Università di Roma "La Sapienza" e il dottorato di ricerca in filosofia all’Università di Firenze. Dopo la laurea, e prima di passare all’università, ha lavorato presso l’Archivio Storico della Camera dei Deputati, occupandosi dei primi progetti di informatizzazione dell’Archivio.
Divide i suoi interessi fra la storia della logica tra il Medioevo e Leibniz e il campo dei nuovi media. Nell’ambito della storia della logica si è occupato soprattutto di storia della logica modale, della riflessione logica nella seconda scolastica tedesca, delle discussioni sugli enti inesistenti nella logica tardo scolastica e post medievale e della logica di Leibniz. Nel campo dei nuovi media si è occupato soprattutto di editoria digitale e di libri elettronici, di e-learning e degli strumenti di produzione culturale in rete.
Oltre al recentissimo La quarta rivoluzione. Sei lezioni sul futuro del libro (Laterza 2010), è autore o coautore di oltre cinquanta fra libri e pubblicazioni, fra cui la fortunata serie di manuali Laterza sull’uso di Internet (6 volumi e oltre 20 ristampe dal 1996 al 2004), il saggio Il mondo digitale (con Fabio Ciotti, Laterza 2000, 11 ristampe), e un volume sul dibattito logico nella scolastica protestante tedesca (Palaestra Rationis.Olschki 1996).
È coautore – con Mirella Capozzi – del capitolo dedicato alla logica moderna nel volume The Development of Modern Logicedito da Oxford University Press.
È socio fondatore e vicepresidente dell’associazione culturale Liber Liber, promotrice del Progetto Manuzio, biblioteca digitale gratuita in rete.
Fortemente impegnato nel campo della divulgazione scientifica di qualità, è stato fra gli autori delle trasmissioni televisive di RAI Educational MediaMente, Emilio, Multimedi@scuola, ed è fra i consulenti scientifici della trasmissione Explora Science, per la quale ha realizzato una serie di puntate sulla storia dell’informatica in Italia. È consulente per Internet e nuove tecnologie di RAI New Media.
Christopher Platt has worked in libraries of many shapes and sizes for over 20 years. He spent 6 of those years working with libraries across the U.S. on collection development projects from the Collection Management Dept at Baker & Taylor, Inc. He then served 2 years as Coordinator of Collection Development for Queens Library, one of the most heavily used library systems in the U.S. In 2007, he joined The New York Public Library, where he is now Acting Director of Collections and Circulation Operations, which coordinates the purchasing, cataloging, processing and distribution of materials and e-resources for 90 NYPL locations across The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. that serve 3.3 million residents.
Presidente dell'associazione culturale Liber Liber, nota per il progetto Manuzio, prima mediateca italiana raggiungibile via Internet, con musica e libri distribuiti con licenze libere. Attivo da molti anni nel mondo della telematica, ha collaborato allo sviluppo di MC-link, uno dei principali Internet provider italiani, ed ha curato alcune rubriche per la rivista di informatica MCmicrocomputer, all'epoca la più diffusa in Italia. E' amministratore della società E-text S.r.l., specializzata in progettazione di siti Internet, comunicazione, multimedia. Nel settembre 2000 è stato nominato dal Ministro per la Funzione Pubblica membro del Comitato tecnico per l'accessibilità dei siti Web pubblici. Ha pubblicato alcuni manuali per la casa editrice Laterza (Internet 2004, Frontiere di rete, ecc.), distribuiti anche on-line gratuitamente. E' consulente e docente nel campo delle telecomunicazioni. La sua home page: http://www.marcocalvo.it/
Laureato in filosofia, ha conseguito il dottorato in Semiotica sotto la direzione di Umberto Eco all’Università di Bologna. E' amministratore delegato della Horizons Unlimited srl e docente presso Alma Graduate School (Università di Bologna) e altre scuole di master in Italia. È autore di Semiotics and the Effects of Media Change Research Programmes (VS, 1995), Internet. Storia e futuro di un nuovo medium (Guerini, 1999), The Future of Memory (Brepols, 2002), Dar voce al web (Regione Emilia Romagna, 2005). Si è recentemente occupato di biblioteche digitali pubbliche (“Biblioteche Oggi”, marzo 2009 e marzo 2010). La società che dirige è nata nel 1993 con progetti di editoria multimediale (la serie dei CD ROM “Encyclomedia” diretti da Umberto Eco) e ha recentemente lanciato MediaLibraryOnLine, il primo network italiano di biblioteche digitali pubbliche per l'accesso a contenuti digitali di ogni tipo: e-book, audio, video, banche dati, quotidiani, audiolibri, ecc. Il modello delle biblioteche indica un percorso (già sperimentato negli USA) decisivo anche nel mercato consumer dei contenuti digitali.
Associate Director for IT & Production, Ann Arbor District Library. Eli Neiburger is the author of "Gamers... in the LIBRARY?!" and is responsible for IT, Software Development, Events, and Marketing at the Ann Arbor District Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He serves on the Board of Bricks for Brains (a small LEGO-based nonprofit) and Library Renewal (a nonprofit working to develop solutions to the ebook problem), and is the Chairman of the Jhai Foundation, which works to bring internet-powered telemedicine and economic development to villages throughout the developing world.
Jacob Lewis is the Co-Founder and CEO of Figment, an online community for teens and young-adults to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. Figment enables users to read amateur and professional content and create their own unfiltered creative writing to share with peers across web and mobile platforms. Jacob was the managing editor of The New Yorker magazine, where he worked for more than twelve years. In 2007 he helped found Conde Nast Portfolio, a new business magazine, where he worked as the managing editor. Jacob lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Antonio Tombolini was born and raised in Loreto, in the Marche region of Italy. Company executive until 1997, he founded Esperya.com, the first Italian e-commerce site for food farming, sold to the Espresso Group in 2002. In 2006 he started Simplicissimus Book Farm, where he acts as managing director. Simplicissimus Book Farm supplies hardware and services for the e-book market.
Antonella De Robbio
Coordinatore delle biblioteche del Polo Giuridico all'Universita' degli Studi di Padova, referente per le questioni legate al diritto d'autore al CAB Centro di Ateneo per le Biblioteche, e coordinatore del progetto Open Archive per il deposito delle produzioni intellettuali di ricerca e tesi di dottorato. E' attivamente impegnata a livello nazionale e internazionale in vari gruppi di lavoro sia per le questioni correlate al copyright sia in ambito Open Access. Fa parte del working group sulle Policies del progetto europeo DL.org.
Sara Batts is current president of SLA (Special Libraries Association) Europe. She is senior research librarian at the London office of international law firm Reed Smith LLP. Her role encompasses business and legal research using a variety of online and print sources as well as co-ordinating training for fee earners. In her spare time Sara is working towards a PHD and in any time left over she'll go for a long run.
David R Lankes
Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today's society. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, the Harvard School of Education, and the first fellow of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy.
Marsha L Semmel
Marsha Semmel is the Acting Director for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as well as the Deputy Director for Museums and the Director for Strategic Partnerships. IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides grants to museums and libraries across the United States. Since joining IMLS in 2003, Ms. Semmel has led several projects on museums, libraries, and new learning environments, including “Charting the Landscape, Mapping New Paths: Museums, Libraries, and K-12 Learning” (a symposium and report); “Partnership for a Nation of Learners: Joining Forces, Creating Value” (a collaboration with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting); and “Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills,” an IMLS initiative that situates museums and libraries in the ongoing national and international conversation about the skills our citizens (of all ages) need to compete effectively in the global knowledge society.
Prior to joining IMLS, Marsha was the president and CEO of the Women of the West Museum in Denver, Colorado; the president and CEO of Conner Prairie in Indianapolis, Indiana; program officer, assistant director for Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations, and director of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC; curator and educator at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati; deputy director of the B’nai B’rith National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC; program coordinator for the Resident Associates Program at the Smithsonian Institution.
Anna Maria Tammaro
Anna Maria Tammaro è il coordinatore locale del Master Erasmus Mundus "Digital Libraries Learning", joint Master con Oslo University College e con Tallinn University. Dal 2008 è Research Fellow dell'University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Urbana Champaign e dal 2007 è Chair della Sezione Education and Training dell’IFLA (International Federation of Libraries Association). I suoi interessi di ricerca riguardano:
l’internazionalizzazione della formazione in biblioteconomia e le biblioteche digitali .
Antonella Agnoli ha progettato e avviato la biblioteca San Giovanni di Pesaro, di cui è stata direttore scientifico fino a marzo 2008. Consulente di vari architetti e di molte amministrazioni locali per la progettazione degli spazi e dei servizi bibliotecari e per la formazione del personale. Ha pubblicato Le piazze del sapere. Biblioteche e libertà (Laterza 2009), La biblioteca per ragazzi (AIB 1999) e vari saggi in volumi e riviste scientifiche. I suoi lavori sono il risultato di trent'anni di lavoro e di riflessione sugli spazi pubblici, arricchiti da viaggi in varie parti del mondo alla ricerca di idee e soluzioni innovative.
Mary Joan Crowley
Mary Joan, irlandese di nascita, attualmente è responsabile della biblioteca del Dipartimento della Biblioteca di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Sapienza Università di Roma, ed è webmaster della pagina WEB della biblioteca. Ha tenuto corsi sulle risorse bibliografiche on line per i docenti e gli studenti della Facoltà di Ingegneria. Da alcuni anni collabora con il CASPUR-CIBER nelle trattative con alcuni editori. Segue con interesse le applicazioni delle nuove tecnologie in biblioteca, ed in particolare quelle relative al Web 2.0. E' membro del Library Board della rivista Nature dal 2007, partecipa a convegni nazionali e internazionali riguardanti le tematiche delle biblioteche digitali, risorse elettroniche, Open Access.
Giuseppe Vitiello, attualmente bibliotecario al NATO Defense College, è stato responsabile del programma "Editoria elettronica, libri e archivi" al Consiglio d'Europa (1994-2001) e direttore delle attività editoriali dell'Istituto superiore di sanità. Ha inoltre insegnato all'Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia e alla Hochschule der Medien di Stoccarda. È autore di numerose monografie e pubblicazioni, tra cui si segnalano Il libro contemporaneo (Bibliografica, 2009), Alessandrie d'Europa (Sylvestre Bonnard, 2002) e i suoi contributi al World Information Report dell'UNESCO (1997-1998) e al Library and Information Work Worldwide (Bowker, 1996 e 2000).
Advocacy Support Officer, IFLA Headquarters. Young emerging professional in the Italian library field. She has just completed an International Master's in Digital Libraries Learning at Parma University, and is now working at the at IFLA headquarters in The Hague, Holland, in the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group, which represents the new generation of Library and Information Science students and professionals. This IFLA group works to develop new leaders, organize and promote international events, foster a global network of new professionals and set up mentoring programs. The group makes extensive use of social media and other web 2.0 tools to encourage new professionals to share best practices via blogs, videos, picture galleries and online conferences.
Laureata in Lettere, dopo il tirocinio presso la Biblioteca Universitaria di Cagliari, ha conseguito il titolo di Tecnico della gestione informatizzata di biblioteca e lavorato in biblioteche di pubblica lettura e presso il centro di documentazione del Formez di Cagliari. Ha insegnato catalogazione descrittiva e semantica di monografie e risorse elettroniche in corsi di formazione e aggiornamento per bibliotecari. Dal 2008 è membro del Comitato Esecutivo Regionale dell’AIB Sardegna.
E’ Direttore del Coordinamento SIBA dell’Università del Salento. Coordina i Servizi Informatici Bibliotecari di Ateneo, lo sviluppo del Sistema Informativo Telematico per la Ricerca e la Didattica e vari progetti nazionali ed internazionali per la valorizzazione e fruizione anche a distanza dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali, mediante l’utilizzo delle tecnologie digitali 2D, 3D e GIS.
Ha realizzato vari Sistemi digitali integrati multitarget, che vanno dall’informazione bibliografica e documentaria full-text all’informazione multimediale, georeferenziata e tridimensionale.
Molti suoi progetti, applicazioni tecnologiche innovative e prodotti multimediali hanno avuto prestigiosi riconoscimenti a livello nazionale e internazionale; si sono classificati primi nella categoria eScience and Technology dell'Italian eContent Award e del World Summit Award (WSA) e sono stati definiti dal MIUR “Progetti di eccellenza”.
Collaboratore Coordinamento SIBA Università del Salento.
Collabora al coordinamento dei servizi informatici bibliotecari di Ateneo e alla realizzazione di progetti nazionali ed internazionali per la valorizzazione e fruizione dei Beni Culturali mediante l'utilizzo di sistemi tecnologici ed informatici innovativi.
E' impegnata nello sviluppo di metodologie per l'applicazione delle tecnologie digitali 2D e 3D nel campo dei Beni Culturali, nella ricostruzione tridimensionale e rappresentazione virtuale di oggetti, ambienti e strutture architettoniche.