Vamanu, Iulian

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Science
3068 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Professor Vamanu completed his PhD in Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. His research interests include information needs and uses in academia, arts and crafts, and religion; cultural knowledge and heritage in the digital environment; and ethical challenges related to the use of information technologies. His article on reading practices among recent Christian and Muslim converts will be published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Religious & Theological Information. Another study on new mediations of Native cultural heritage will appear in the third volume of the Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics. He is currently finishing a major study of conceptualizations of heritage in the last twenty years of Information Science research.

Knowledge organization, cultural heritage informatics, information behavior, information ethics.