Professor Information Organization Research Group (IOrg)
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Associate Researcher, e-Humanities Group
Richard Smiraglia is continuing work with the e-Humanities Group through continued collaboration as part of the Knowledge Space Lab together with Andrea Scharnhorst, especially with regard to its historical analysis of the Universal Decimal Classification. He also is continuing to collaborate with Charles van den Heuval on the Universes of Knowledge project. He recently helped the e-Humanities Group host the 24th Joined Meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and the 18th FRBR-CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, with representatives of the CIDOC CRM SIG and the IFLA FRBR Review Group. He holds a Ph.D. in information science from the University of Chicago, a masters of divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary, a master of library and information science from Indiana University, and a bachelor of arts in music from Lewis & Clark College. He has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, Long Island University, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he now is professor and member of the Information Organization Research Group. His signature research stream has been the quantification of the information phenomenon of instantiation, which was derived from analysis of works as entities for information retrieval. He is a noted expert on musical documentation, and has worked with the nascent film music history movement. Richard is very interested in developing tools for online collaborative research in the humanities and the social sciences, and especially in promoting interdisciplinary research.