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Libraries welcome new digital humanities librarian

March 28, 2014
Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian

Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian

The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to welcome Francesca Giannetti, the new digital humanities librarian on the New Brunswick campuses.

Francesca will work with Rutgers faculty, administrators, and students to coordinate campus-wide engagement with the digital humanities. She will serve as a resource on digital scholarship and collaborate with campus stakeholders to integrate digital resources, methodologies and tools in the humanities disciplines. Francesca will provide consultation services and training on a variety of topics, including computational methods and scholarly communication. She will assist in developing and implementing strategies for digital curation and work with subject specialists to ensure that research materials unique to the Libraries are discoverable, usable, and preserved. Francesca will also serve as the subject liaison to the students and faculty of the French, Italian, and Comparative Literature departments. In this capacity she will provide instruction and research consultations, and develop the print and digital collections that support teaching and research in those disciplines.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Francesca was the acting Music Librarian in the Fine Arts Library at the University of Texas at Austin. Previous to that she was a graduate research assistant in the Fine Arts Library, working with the Historical Music Recording Collection, a teaching assistant for the School of Information, and a technology services intern in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. Her background in digital humanities and digital libraries includes the creation and curation of digital collections of manuscripts belonging to the Ransom Center and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Prior to her library work, Francesca spent eight years working in corporate and foundation support at the New England Conservatory. Francesca received her MS in Information Studies from the School of Information at the University of Texas, a vocal performance degree from the École Normale de Musique de Paris, and a BA in Art History and French from Case Western Reserve University.

Francesca’s publications include reviews of works of scholarship dealing with the book trade in 17th century Italy: http://www.infoculturejournal.org/book_reviews/dallasta_giannetti_2012  and courtly love songs in 17th century France: http://muse.jhu.edu./journals/notes/v069/69.3.giannetti.html . She also wrote a digital media review of SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/) that appeared in the most recent edition of Notes, the journal of the Music Library Association: http://muse.jhu.edu./journals/notes/v070/70.3.giannetti.html .

Francesca can be reached at francesca.giannetti@rutgers.edu or 848-932-6097. Her office is located on the first floor of the Archibald S. Alexander Library, on the College Avenue campus.