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Dr Marc Kosciejew

Dr Marc Kosciejew

B.A.(Hons),M.L.I.S.,Ph.D.

Lecturer
Library Information & Archive Sciences
Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences
Room 201
MAKS Building
University of Malta
Msida

emailmarc.kosciejew@um.edu.mt

 



Biography

Dr. Marc Kosciejew is a Lecturer of Library, Information, and Archive Sciences within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (MaKS) at the University of Malta. He is also a member of ARMA International’s Records and Information Management (RIM) Review Group and Standards Development Program, serving as a peer-reviewer for various proposed standards and initiatives created or proposed under the auspices of ARMA International.

In 2007 he conducted research in North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) on the secretive Communist state’s library system, becoming one of the first English-speakers to present and publish on this specific topic. His articles on North Korean libraries, featured in a 2009 two-part series in the national journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), are some of the first articles to directly discuss and critically analyze the libraries, specifically the national Grand People’s Study House, of the so-called “hermit kingdom”.

Marc has published and presented on various topics in the disciplines of LIS, political science, history, and African studies, including on: documentation theories and case studies, from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the migrations of print to digital cultures and mediums; identity representations and politics, including the documentary construction of racial and ethnic identities in South Africa; the library’s central place in society, including President Barack Obama’s visit to Canada’s Library of Parliament; and the intersections of society and technology, such as Big Data’s implications for individuals, institutions, and information.

Marc received his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and PhD in Library and Information Science from Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario) in London, Ontario, Canada. His doctoral research and dissertation concentrated on documentation science, specifically the roles and constitutive effects of documents and their associated practices. He received his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto (Trinity College). He also holds certificates in Web Search Strategies, Records Management, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy from the University of Toronto.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Information Science
  • Library Science
  • Intersections of Information, Society, and Technology
  • Records and Information Management
  • Information Policy
  • Information History
  • Library History


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