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Paolo Mangiafico, Senior Manager, IT of Information Science + Studies and Duke University Libraries

Paolo Mangiafico is the Scholarly Communications Strategist at Duke University, and co-director of ScholarWorks, a Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries ( He is also Director of the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute (, an annual program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that brings together leading thinkers and innovators from many disciplines and backgrounds to solve problems and develop initiatives to advance all forms of scholarly communication.

In his role at Duke, Paolo works with librarians, technologists, faculty, students, and university leadership to plan and implement programs that promote greater reach and impact for scholarship in many forms, including open access to publications and data, and emerging platforms for publishing digital scholarship. His work focuses on how new technologies can be adapted to further the knowledge-sharing mission of research universities, and the intersection between social, economic, and technical systems.
Paolo previously served as Director of Digital Information Strategy in the Office of the Provost at Duke University, and has been a fellow in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke, led an early digital library project called The Digital Scriptorium as well as Duke Libraries’ Web Services and Research & Development departments, and has served as a consultant for universities, university presses, and government agencies, and as a lecturer in information science. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Dryad (, a non-profit membership organization supporting a digital repository for research data. His volunteer civic work has included serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Durham County Library and a tutor at the Durham Literacy Center, and he currently volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem with the Durham County court system.

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Recent Publications

  1. Mangiafico, P; Macklin, LA; Givens, M, Faculty Profile Systems: New Services and Roles for Libraries, Portal: Libraries and the Academy, vol. 17 no. 2 (April, 2017), pp. 235-255, The Johns Hopkins University Press [doi]  [abs]
  2. Mangiafico, P; Smith, KL, Reason, Risk, and Reward: Models for Libraries and Other Stakeholders in an Evolving Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 29 no. 2 (May, 2014), pp. 216-235, Society for Cultural Anthropology, ISSN 1548-1360 [735-reason-risk-and-reward-models-for-libraries-and], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Neuman, M; Mangiafico, P, Providing and accessing information via the internet: The georgetown catalogue of projects in electronic text, Reference Librarian, vol. 19 no. 41-42 (June, 1994), pp. 319-332, Informa UK Limited, ISSN 0276-3877 [doi]  [abs]

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