Marija Dalbello's Blog
Johanna Drucker (Oct. 13-14) - Pantographia and the History of the Alphabet
September 30th, 2011 / 5:25 pm
RUTGERS SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK, 2011-2012 presents Johanna Drucker Johanna Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. In addition, she has a reputation
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Meredith McGill book history lecture - Circuits of Abolitionist Poetry
September 11th, 2011 / 5:03 am
RUTGERS SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK, 2011-2012 presents Meredith McGill (Rutgers University)Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and the Circuits of Abolitionist Poetry Tuesday, 20 September 5 p.m.Alexander Library - Teleconference Lecture Hall For their support for the 2011-2012 lecture series, the Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book thanks the following programs and
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From SHARP 2011
July 22nd, 2011 / 11:38 pm
Rutgers and SC&I were well represented at the annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) held in Washington, D.C., July 14-17, 2011. This year, the theme was “The Book in Art and Science” and the conference was heavily tweeted. The following papers from SC&I researchers:Marija Dalbello and Nathan Graham, “From Order to Configurability of Books – ‘Distant Reading’ of Foreign Titles in the Woman’s Library at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition” (40 tweets!) - and, see our 1893 database.Marianne Martens, “Interlacing Text, Image, and Interactivity: Multiplatform Books and Technologies of Production” Aaron Trammell, “Playing with Letters and Landscapes: An Examination of Literacy in Early 19th-Century Print Ephemera”  Marija Dalbello also chaired two panels: "Books and Bodies"; and "Art, Design, and Publishing," and presented the 2010 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Prize at the Annual General Meeting. More about this year’s SHARP at: http://sharp2011.org/
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Emily Knox - The Discourse of Censorship: Understanding the Worldview of Challengers
May 7th, 2011 / 4:14 am
French Titles at the 1893 Columbian World Expo and other events of the Aresty day
April 30th, 2011 / 6:33 pm
Iulian Vamanu - North American Indigenous Curators' Constructions of Indigenous Cultural Heritage
April 17th, 2011 / 2:06 am
Marija Dalbello
Director, Ph.D. Program
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science
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Bio

Marija Dalbello is Associate Professor of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on the influence of culture and society on documentary practices, documents and representations that are used to diffuse knowledge. Within that broad framework, she published on transition from print to digital formats, with a focus on the emergent digital collections; on the transformation of visual culture between 1886 and 1935, as the wider problem of transformation of visual culture and modernity; and on documentary borderlands reflecting media transitions and study of print culture in a transnational framework. Her articles appear in The Library Quarterly, Journal of Documentation, Library & Information Science Research, and Book History among other scholarly journals. She co-edited "Visible Writings, Cultures, Forms, Readings" with Mary Shaw (2011), and  "Print Culture in Croatia: The Canon and the Borderlands" with Tinka Katic (2006). She is currently co-editing "Constructing the Heritage of Cultures: A World History of Modern Librarianship" with Wayne Wiegand and Pam Richards. She bridges and combines styles of research undertaken by information scientists and historians of books, print, and information. She has been co-organizing the Rutgers Seminar on the History of the Book since 2006. In 2011 she chaired two book prizes: ASIS&T Best Information Science book prize and  SHARP George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History book prize. Her Ph.D. in Information Studies is from the University of Toronto and Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Her undergraduate degrees are from the University of Zagreb (Croatia).

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Winner of 2012 Emerald Literati Award
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?show=abstract&articleid=1921933

Education
Ph.D. 1999, University of Toronto
MLIS 1991, Kent State University
Librarianship Diploma 1988, University of Zagreb
B.Sc. 1984, Philosophy Faculty, University of Zagreb (English, Sanskrit)
Research

PRESENTATIONS

  • "Bibliothèques numériques et recherche: nouveaux usages, nouveaux champs d'investigation ?" Round table participant,  at the conference Les ateliers du livre et des bibliothèques : Pour une histoire des bibliothèques numériques en Europe (1990-2010) at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris, 29 November 2012.

  • Panelist, "iSchools and L-Schools: Converging or Diverging Communities? " ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012.

  • "Letter as Remediated Document in a Digital Archive," presented at Digitizing Immigrant Letters - DIL - Project workshop, University of Vienna, 11-13 June 2012.
  • "In the Sentimental Museum (of Books): Folk Nouveau and Counter-Modernisms at the 1893 World Fair," paper to be presented at The Woman's Building Library at the 1893 World's Fair: A Cameo in History symposium at Florida State University, Tallahassee, 23 March 2012.

  • (with Nathan Graham) "From Order to Configurability of Books - 'Distant' Reading of Foreign Titles in the Woman's Library at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition," SHARP 2011 (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) annual meeting) Washington, D.C., July 14-17, 2011.
  • "Futurity and Past in the Present of Writing: Exploring Women's Writing and Writing at the Threshold of Time" - A Creative Workshop for Feminist Critical Analysis: Witnessing the Past, Remembering the Future, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 30 to June 3, 2011.
  • "Gradovi i knjige u digitalnom okruzju: zone kontakta u pogranicju" (Cities and Books in the Digital Realm: Zones of Contact in the Borderlands), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 7 June, 2011. Invited lecture for the EU-sponsored program Dubrovnik i Kotor - Gradovi i knjige.
  • "Micrographies and Microreadings - Writing at the Threshold of Movement, Sight, Sound," Picture This: Postcards and Letters Beyond Text (University of Sussex, 24-27 March 2011)

  • "The 'Ceremonies of Information' in the Habsburg realm around 1900," Vienna University, March 17, 2011. Lecture co-sponsored by Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft and Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich.
  • "Digital Archives and Digital Paleography in the Humanities Program," MLA Conference 2011: Libraries and Digital Humanities panel, January 6-9, Los Angeles, 2011.

  • (with Iulian Vamanu) "Conceptualizatons of Cultural Heritage in Information Science," Poster presentation at ASIST 2010 (Pittsburgh, PA, 22-27 October 2010)

  • "Liminal People, Liminal Places, and the Borderlands: The Work and Times of the Habsburg Gypsy Lore Society," SHARP 2010 (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) annual meeting (Helsinki, Finland, August 17-21, 2010)
  • Panelist, "Letters of Migration: Collecting, Surveying, Collaborating and Digitizing," The Migration Letter: Archiving Intimacy in the Postal Era Symposium at the University of Minnesota, May 17-18, 2010. 

  • "Viribus Unitis - On Circulating Dynastic Fictions in a Transnational Empire," invited talk at Global Race, Ethnicity, Migration Seminar at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, February 25, 2010). Co-sponsored by Immigration History Research Center, Institute for Global Studies, and Center for Austrian Studies.

  • "Digital Cultural Heritage: A Decade in Review," invited talk at An International symposium at National Taiwan University Recent Trends in Library and Information Science (Taipei, September 10-11, 2009)

  • "Digital Cultural Heritage: Concepts, Projects, and Emerging Constructions of Heritage," keynote opening address  at LIDA 2009 (Libraries in the Digital Age) annual conference (Dubrovnik and Zadar, Croatia, May 25-30, 2009) (paper here )

  • Panelist, "Mapping Work in the Arts and Humanities," ASIS&T Annual Meeting, October 24-28, 2008, Columbus, OH. (paper here)

  • Panelist, "Intellectual Freedom in the Academy," Rutgers University Libraries, October 2, 2008.

  • "Circulating Dynastic Fictions in a Transnational Empire," paper presented at SHARP 2008 (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) annual conference (Oxford, UK, 24-28 June, 2008)

  • "Beyond the Digital Divide: Race, Ethnicity, and the New Media," Roundtable discussion panelist at Rutgers, Center for Race and Ethnicity, on January 25, 2008.

  • "Almanachs viennois (1889-1918), Revisiter le concept de l’oeil de la période» : politiques des images publiques dans les almanachs viennois, 1889-1918 / The “Period Eye” Concept Revisited: The Politics of Public Images in Viennese Almanacs, 1889-1918." at Quatrième séminaire interuniversitaire du «TIGRE», ENS-Ulm, 2007-2008 (École normale supérieure, Paris, 17 novembre). more here

  • "Circulating Culture for the Knowledge Continuum: Living History, Digital History and the History Web" (plenary speaker) Memory in Digits: Communication of Memory in Archives, Museums and Libraries (Vilnius, 4-5 October, 2007)  more here

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Dalbello, M. and Shaw, M., Eds. (2011). Visible Writings: Cultures, Forms, Readings (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press). 354 p. more here
  • Dalbello, M. (2011). Mathematics for "just plain folks": Quantitative Information and its Verbal Forms. In Visible Writings: Cultures, Forms, Readings, ed. Marija Dalbello and Mary Shaw. Rutgers University Press, pp. 151-174.

  • Dalbello, M. (2011). Introduction to Visible Writings: Cultures, Forms, Readings ed. Marija Dalbello and Mary Shaw. Rutgers University Press, pp. 3-11.
  • Dalbello, M. (2009). Cultural Dimensions of Digital Library Development, Part II: The Cultures of Innovation in Five European National Libraries (Narratives of Development). Library Quarterly 79 (1:2009): 1-72.
  • Dalbello, M. (2008). Cultural Dimensions of Digital Library Development, Part I: Theory and Methodological Framework for A Comparative Study of the Cultures of Innovation in Five European National Libraries. Library Quarterly 78 (4:2008): 355-395.
  • Dalbello, M. (2008). Circulating Culture for the Knowledge Continuum: Living History, Digital History and the History Web. In Memory in Digits: Communication of Memory in Archives, Museums and Libraries: The Interaction of Science, Policy and Practice, pp. 34-47. Vilnius University Press.
  • Dalbello, M., & Spoerri, A. (2006). Statistical Representations from Popular Texts for the Ordinary Citizen, 1889-1914. Library & Information Science Research 28 (1:2006): 83-109.
  • Dalbello, M. & Katic, T. (Eds.). (2006). Print Culture in Croatia: The Canon and the Borderlands (Kultura tiskarstva u Hrvatskoj: kanon i pogranicje). (Zagreb: Croatian Library Association) (Vjesnik bibliotekara Hrvatske; 48/3). 302 p. more here
  • Dalbello, M. (2005). A Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part I: Theory and Methodological Framework. Library Quarterly 75 (4:2005): 391-420.
  • Dalbello, M. (2005). A Phenomenological Study of an Emergent National Digital Library, Part II: The Narratives of Development. Library Quarterly 75 (4:2005): e28-e70.
  • Dalbello, M. (2004). Institutional Shaping of Cultural Memory: Digital Library as Environment for Textual Transmission. Library Quarterly 74 (3), 265-299.
  • Dalbello, M., & Covi, L. (2003). Tool or Sign? Negotiated Learning and Socialization Process in the Students' Perceptions of Technology in the Digital Library Classroom, Information Technology, Education and Society 4 (2), 35-52.
  • Dalbello, M. (2003). Architectures of Knowledge and Literary Tradition: A History of the Almanac in Croatia. Slavic and East European Information Resources, 4 (1), 25-74.
  • Dalbello, M. (2002). Franz Josef's Time Machine: Images of Modernity in the Era of Mechanical Photoreproduction. Book History, 5, 67-103.
  • Dalbello, M. (2002). Is There a Text in This Library? History of the Book and Digital Continuity. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 43 (3), 197-204.
  • Dalbello, M. (1999). The Case for Bibliographical Archeology. Analytical & Enumerative Bibliography, New Series 10 (1), 1-20.


    Some of these are circulated in preprint through dLIST repository at the University of Arizona.
Publications and Presentations

CURRENT PROJECTS

BOOKS

  • Constructing the Heritage of Cultures, A World History of Modern Librarianship (ABC-Clio/LU), co-edited with Wayne Wiegand, Pam Richards (in progress)

  • Visual Culture 1900 [in progress book on visual genres and ceremonies of information in the Habsburg realm]

RESEARCH PROJECTS (at various stages of data collection and writing)

  • Conceptualizations of Cultural Heritage in Information Science (with Iulian Vamanu)

  • 1893 - A World in Motion (with Sarah Wadsworth)

  • Electronic Texts and the Citation System of Scholarly Journals in the Humanities: Case Studies of Citation Practices in the Fields of Classical Studies and English Literature (with Irene Lopatovska, Emily Knox, Nengin Mahony, and Nomi Ron)


  • Primary Source Archive in the Age of Frenetic Reading: A Census and Analysis of Vernacular Digital Archives in the Humanities Fields s (with Laura Helton)


OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • The Best Information Science Book Award jury ASIST, 2011 (Chair); 2010 (juror)
  • Program Committee, the 19th Annual SHARP conference (Washington, D.C., July 2011) - "The Book in Art and Science" more here

  • Chairs SHARP George A. and Jean S. DeLong Prize in Book History (2010), jury member (2007-2009) more here

  • Organizing Committee, To the Source symposium 31 March, 2011
  • Co-directs Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book since 2006 (with Tom Fulton, and Lorraine Piroux 2010-2011) more here

  • Best Information Science Book Award jury ASIST, 2010 (juror)

  • ALISE Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition jury member, (2007-2009), Chair (2009)

  • Program chair for the theme Heritage at Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference in 2009 

  • Co-sponsor of 3rd Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium (Milwaukee, WI, 19 October 2007), organized by Kristin Eschenfelder (U Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Co-organizer of ASIS&T Preconference, “Interrogating Social Realities” 2nd Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium (Austin, Texas, November 4, 2006) (with Anita Coleman, Howard Rosenbaum, Catherine Arnott Smith)

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