Speaker: Richard Smiraglia
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Richard Smiraglia

Long Island University
College of Information and Computer Sciences
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville NY
11548 USA

Richard P. Smiraglia, PhD, is Professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University in Brookville, New York. He teaches courses in knowledge organization, broadly defined, and in research methods at the doctoral level. He has been with the Palmer School since 1992; prior to that he was Assistant Professor at Columbia University's School of Library Service 1986-92, and Music Catalog Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1974-86. He is the author of many books and monographs in the fields of knowledge organization, cataloging, and bibliography. He is currently editor of the quarterly journal Knowledge Organization. His most recent publication is the anthology Metadata: A Cataloger's Primer (Haworth 2005).

Richard will present When is a terracotta hut urn like a sailor's deck-log?: Meaning instantiated across virtual boundaries. [Paper]