Kris Kasianovitz

Government Information Librarian, State, Local and International Documents

Photo of Kris Kasianovitz, 2016 August
(650) 683-5235

I collect state, local and international government information (reports, data, statistics, legislative and regulatory publications) for the Stanford University Library. I also provide research and instruction support in the use of these collections. 

Kris Kasianovitz

Government Information Librarian, State, Local and International Documents

I collect state, local and international government information (reports, data, statistics, legislative and regulatory publications) for the Stanford University Library. I also provide research and instruction support in the use of these collections. 

Education 

  • MSLIS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, recipient of the Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award
  • BA Comparative Literature, Russian Studies, Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine

Professional activities 

American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable Member, 2000 to current.

Free State Government Information - Putting State Docs in the Public Domain, 2012 to 2019.

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Government Information and Official Publications Section (GIOPS) - Information Coordinator 2019 - current.

Externanl Advisory Board Member for Integrated Digital Event Archiving and Library (IDEAL) Events Archive Project,  2013 - 2015.

Stanford University Library's Concierge Project Adisory Group (CPAG), 2012-2015.

Stanford University Library Web Archiving Team, 2013 - 2018.

Stanford University Library Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) Advisory Team, 2015 - 2017.

Selected publications 

Kasianovitz, Kris and Julie Williamsen. (2019).  From Acquisition to Access to Archiving - Creating Library Data Services that Provide End-to-End Support for Library Acquired Data. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019 accepted paper and presentation.

Kasianovitz, Kris and Stephen Wyber. (2018). Open Licensing for the Public Good: CC Licenses and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs). Creative Commons Global Summit 2018 Presentation. Slides and Inventory of IGO Publishing Models.

Kasianovitz, Kris M. and Roberts, Regina L. (2015). No Data, No Computation, No Replication or Re-use: the Utility of Data Management and Preservation Practices for Computational Journalism. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/zh188pk0040.  Paper and Presentation for the 2015  C+J Sypmposium, Columbia University School of Journalism.

Small, H., Kasianovitz, K., Blanford, R., & Celaya, I. (2012). What Your Tweets Tell Us About You: Identity, Ownership and Privacy of Twitter Data. International Journal of Digital Curation, 7(1). doi:10.2218/ijdc.v7i1.224

Kasianovitz, K. (2008). “Why Care About Copyright?” Documents to the People, 36(2), pp. 12-14. http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/d/d0/DttP_36n2_web.pdf

Kasianovitz, Kris. (2005). “Homeless Statistics.”   Documents to the People.  33(2), 10-11. http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/c/c4/Dttp_v33n2.pdf

Turnbow, D. Kasianovitz, K.  Gilbert, D. Snyder, L. Yamamoto, D. (2005).  “Usability Testing for Web Redesign: A UCLA Case Study”, OCLC System & Services.  21(3), 226-234. DOI: 10.1108/10650750510612416

Kasianovitz, Kris. (2003). “E-Government: Good for Citizens, Bad for Libraries? The Impact of State & Local E-Government on Library Collections.” Documents to the People.  31(3/4),D 10-12.  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/godort/dttp/dttponline/31n3%264_web.pdf

More about me 

Former Head of the Stanford Libraries Social Sciences Resources Group, 2016 - 2021.

Recipient of the American Library Association, Government Documents Roundtable's Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award, 2019.

Recipient of the American Library Association, Government Documents Roundtable's David W. Rozkuszka Scholarship, 2001.

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