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 Internationalâ€™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 Peopleâ€™s Republic of Korea) on the secretive Communist stateâ€™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 Peopleâ€™s Study House, of the so-called â€œhermit kingdomâ€.
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 libraryâ€™s central place in society, including President Barack Obamaâ€™s visit to Canadaâ€™s Library of Parliament; and the intersections of society and technology, such as Big Dataâ€™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.
Intersections of Information, Society, and Technology
Records and Information Management
LIA1325 - Knowledge and Information Science: Approaches, Frameworks and Theories
LIA1326 - History of Information: Ideas, Infrastructures and Institutions