Maria Bonn

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Senior Lecturer

PhD, American Literature, SUNY Buffalo

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(217) 244-2998
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Office Hours

Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Research Focus

Publishing, scholarly communication, networked communication, the economics of information.


Maria Bonn teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office. Bonn has also been an assistant professor of English at institutions both in the United States and abroad. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, master's and doctoral degrees in American literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a master's in information and library science from the University of Michigan.


Issues Scholarly Communication (IS590AT)

Research Projects

Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage

The past decade has seen tremendous progress in the field of preservation, particularly with respect to preservation of digital materials. To date, however, there has been only minimal research activity within North America on the preservation of intangible cultural heritage—such as language, cuisine, performing arts, and traditional craftsmanship—and its relationship to the preservation of material expressions of culture.

Related Topics

Cultural Informatics and Heritage, Digital Libraries, Libraries and Librarianship, Social and Information Networks