Claudia Serbanuta

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Areas of Research: 

My main research interest is understanding how information cultures are transformed by prolonged and severe information control and censorship practices. Memory institutions in communist Eastern European countries in the second half of the 20th century are the main focus of my current research. I am also interested in understanding how these information cultures are adapting and contributing to the global information ecology of our times.

Field Exam Area: 

Information History


MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
BS, Computer Science, University of Bucharest, 2002

Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations: 

"Short documents, histories, and archives in the 21st century" (with Tiffany C. Chao), Archives, history and politics in Romania during the XIX-XXI centuries, Bucharest, 21-21 September 2012.

"Journalism and Twitter - The #pman Case Study". Romanian Studies Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, 25-26 March 2011.

"Old Habits Die Hard" (with Delia Pantea and Valentin Smedescu). Poster session of IFLA World Library and Information Congress Gothenburg, Sweden, 10-15 August 2010.

"Access for all and for how long?" (with Tiffany C. Chao and Aiko Takazawa). BOBCATSSS, Prato, Italy, 25-27 January 2010.

"Do Romanian Libraries have a Future?" Community Informatics Lab Notes (University of Illinois GSLIS) 9, 2008.

Honors and Awards: 

Hostetter A&M Fellowship, 2013
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship, 2008

Related Topics

Archives and Preservation, Libraries and Librarianship, history, economics, and policy, social and community informatics, online communities-master