Dr Marc Kosciejew

Dr Marc Kosciejew

Dr Marc Kosciejew


Senior Lecturer

Room 505
MAKS Building
University of Malta
Dr. Marc Kosciejew is a Senior Lecturer and previous Head of Department of Library, Information, and Archive Sciences at the University of Malta. Dr. Kosciejew received his PhD in Library and Information Science (LIS) from Western University in London, Canada. He also holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Western University; an Honours Bachelor of Arts and various LIS certificates from the University of Toronto; and a Higher Education Teaching certificate from Harvard University.

Dr. Kosciejew is the author of over eighty academic articles, book reviews, and newspaper articles. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in leading scholarly journals, such as Journal of Documentation, The Library Quarterly, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Media History, Tate Papers, and Performance Philosophy. Dr. Kosciejew also serves as the Associate Editor, Book Reviews for the Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology (JASIST), a top-ranking global LIS journal.

Dr. Kosciejew has conducted research worldwide including in Europe, North America, Africa, and pioneering research in Asia on North Korean libraries. He conducted original, first-hand research in North Korea in 2007 on the country’s library system. This research was published in 2009 as a special two-part series in Feliciter, the journal of the previous Canadian Library Association, representing some of the first English-language publications on this subject.

Dr. Kosciejew has lectured worldwide in Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Malta, and the United Kingdom. He has also presented at diverse conferences at various universities and events in Europe, North America, and Asia, such as at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), National Archives of Sweden, Malta Book Festival, UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and Tate Modern.

Dr. Kosciejew was appointed by Malta’s Minister for Education and Employment as Chairperson of the Malta Libraries Council for 2016-2017, a government-appointed council stipulated in the Malta Libraries Act 2011, to help provide advice on libraries, learning, and literacy to senior political and cultural leaders, including the National Librarian of Malta.

Dr. Kosciejew’s research interests include Documentation Studies, Information Philosophy, Information Policy, Records and Information Management, and Library and Information History.
  • Library and Information Science
  • Documentation Studies
  • Information Philosophy
  • Library and Information History
  • Records and Information Management
  • Information Ethics
  • Information Policy

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2021. The Coronavirus Pandemic, Libraries and Information: A Thematic Analysis of Initial International Responses to COVID-19. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, 70(4/5), pp. 304-324.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2021. The Crystal Goblet Revisited: Approaching Text as Documentation within the Digital Humanities. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, .

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2021. Documentary Research in the Social Sciences. Journal of Applied Social Science, 15(1), pp. 157-162.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2021. Documenting Queen Victoria’s Christmas Tree: A Conceptual Analysis of Newspapers, Communities, and Holiday Traditions. Media History, .

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2021. Ending Book Hunger: Access to Print and Across Barriers of Class and Culture (Book Review). Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 53(1), pp. 203-205.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2021. The information manifold: Why computers cannot solve algorithmic bias and fake news (Book Review). Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 72(3), pp. 357-361.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2021. The Nonpharmaceutical Interventionist (NPI) Signs of the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Documentary Typology and Case Study of COVID-19 Signage. Journal of Documentation, .

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2020. Amaranth Borsuk: The Book (Book Review). Publishing Research Quarterly, 36, pp. 186-188.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2020. Citizenship (Book Review). Journal of Refugee Studies, feaa051.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2020. The Concept of Natureculture Document: A Conceptual Exploration of Seeds, Embodied Information, and Unconventional Records. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, 7(1), pp. Article 15.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2020. The Misinformation Age: How False Ideas Spread (Book Review). Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 71(5), pp. 612-615.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2020. Public Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IFLA Journal, 46(4), pp. 328-346.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2020. The Public Library's Enduring Importance. In: T.S. PATRICIA DEMERS, ed, Minds Alive: Libraries and Archives Now. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 35-48.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. Considering a non-document: concepts, components, and contexts. Journal of Documentation, 75(3), pp. 627-642.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. Documentation Theory for Information Governance. Information Management ARMA-AIEF Special Edition, , pp. 22-29.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. Documents That Changed the Way We Live (Book Review). Library & Information History, 35(1), pp. 55-56.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime (Book Review). Cultural Sociology, 13(3), pp. 382-383.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities (Book Review). Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 22(1), pp. 99-104.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. Foregrounding Documentation within Metaliteracy. Proceedings from the Document Academy, 6(1), pp. Article 6.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. Information’s Importance for Refugees: Information Technologies, Public Libraries, and the Current Refugee Crisis. The Library Quarterly, 82(2), pp. 79-98.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. The Materiality of Metaliteracy: A Documentary Approach and Perspective for Information and Literacy Practices in the Post-Truth Era. In: T.P. MACKEY and T.E. JACOBSON, eds, Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World. Chicago: American Library Association-Neal Shuman, pp. 33-62.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. The Next Internet: Will it Serve the Public’s Interest? (Book Review). Information Management, 1, pp. 46-51.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. The Politics of Mass Digitization (Book Review). Information & Culture: A Journal of History, .

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2019. The Registration of Religious Identity: Parallels between the United States’ (Proposed) Muslim Registry and Apartheid South Africa’s Population Registration Act. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 2(2), pp. 1-25.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2018. The Algorithmic Lives We Don’t Lead (Book Review). Information Management, 52(4), pp. 42-44.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2018. Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare (Book Review). Triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 16(1), pp. 353-356.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2018. A Documentary-Material Approach for Performance. Proceedings from the Document Academy, 5(1),.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2018. Documentation and the Information of Art. Tate Papers, 29(Spring 2018),.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2018. From North Korea With Love: Reviewing Pyongyang’s Arirang Mass Games. Performance Philosophy, 4(1), pp. 234-250.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2018. How not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet (Book Review). Library & Information History, 33(4), pp. 281-282.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2018. Navigating the 'New Normal' for Information Careers (Book Review). Information Management, 52(1), pp. 45-47.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2017. Auto-bibliography entry. New Materialism Almanac, .

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2017. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Information. Information Management, 51(5), pp. 40-42.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2017. Documenting and Materialising Art: Conceptual Approaches of Documentation for the Materialisation of Art Information. Artnodes: Journal on Art, Science and Technology, 19(2017), pp. 65-73.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2017. The Great Siege of Fake Information. Think Magazine, 20, pp. 10.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2017. A Material-Documentary Literacy: Documents, Practices, and the Materialization of Information. The Minnesota Review, 88, pp. 96-111.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2017. What is a Nondocument? Proceedings from the Document Academy, 4(1),.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2016. Demystifying the Complexities of Information Science (Book Review). Information Management, 50(5), pp. 43-44.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2016. A Duty to Document. Proceedings from the Document Academy, 3(2),.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2016. Establishing a Duty to Document: The Foundation for Access to Information. Information Management, 50(3), pp. 34-38.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2016. Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library (Book Review). Library & Information History, 32(3), pp. 230-232.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2015. Digital Vellum and Other Cures for Bit Rot. Information Management, 49(3), pp. 20-25.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2015. Disciplinary Documentation in Apartheid South Africa: A Conceptual Framework of Documents, Associated Practices, and Their Effects. Journal of Documentation, 70(1), pp. 96-115.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2015. Information Governance and Assurance: Reducing Risk, Promoting Policy (Book Review). Library Review, 64(1/2), pp. 186-188.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2015. Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies (Book Review). Information & Culture: A Journal of History, .

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2014. The Metadata Manual: A Practical Workbook (Book Review). Library Review, 63(6/7), pp. 547-548.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2014. Proposing a Charter of Personal Data Rights. Information Management, 48(3), pp. 27-31.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2014. Shifting Information Analysis: Big Data’s Implications for the Information Sciences and Professions (Book Review). Information Management, 48(1), pp. 45-46.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2013. The Era of Big Data. Feliciter, 59(4), pp. 52-55.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2013. The Individual and Big Data. Feliciter, 59(6), pp. 47-50.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2013. The Perils of Big Data. Feliciter, 59(5), pp. 32-35.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2010. Crossing the Digital Rubicon: From Print Books to E-Books and Beyond. Feliciter, 56(3), pp. 119-120.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2010. Crossing the Print to Digital Rubicon: A Documentary Analysis of Media Migrations. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 6(1), pp. 219-226.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2009. The Constitutive Effects of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games’ Documentation in Constructing the ‘New China’. The International Journal of the Humanitie, 7(8), pp. 151-162.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2009. Documenting Expo ’67: A Documentary Assemblage and Construction of an Inclusive and Multicultural Canada. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(9), pp. 165-176.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2009. Expo ‘67’s Documentary Monuments: Applying Benedict Anderson’s Concept of the Museum to Expo ‘67’s Pavilions. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 2(2), pp. 69-80.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2009. Inside an Axis of Evil Library: A First-Hand Account of the North Korean Dear Leader’s Library System (Part One). Feliciter, 55(4), pp. 167-170.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2009. Inside an Axis of Evil Library: A First-Hand Account of the North Korean Dear Leader’s Library System (Part Two). Feliciter, 55(5), pp. 207-209.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2009. President Barack Obama’s Visit to the Library of Parliament. Feliciter, 55(2), pp. 61-62.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2009. A Welcoming and Positive Experience: A Doctoral Student’s Reflections on ALISE 2009. ALISE News, 2.

KOSCIEJEW, M., 2008. The Rubicon Revisited: A Documentary Approach Re-examining Racial Identity Constructions in 1980s Apartheid South Africa. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 8(4), pp. 77-82.

  • LIA1325 - Information Theories: Concepts, Frameworks and Philosophies
  • LIA2325 - Information Organization and Management
  • LIA2326 - The Information Professions, Sectors and Contexts
  • LIA5036 - Library Management
  • LIA5038 - School and Academic Librarianship
  • LIA5041 - Publishing and Literacy Trends
  • LIS1011 - Research Methods for Undergraduates
  • LIS2223 - Print and Digital Publishing
  • LIS3001 - Research Seminar