Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Special Guest Blogger: Fernando Elichirigoity

Fernando Elichirigoity, the author of Planet Management, and Associate Professor at the Univeristy of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science has agreed to guest blog with us next week as we prepare to discuss his book on July 20.

You can view Fernando's homepage at: http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/oc/people/bio.html?id=elichi

His research interests include: "Globalization and information infrastructures; industrial classification and transnational spaces of production and consumption; knowledge management and new forms of corporate structures; the use of the Web for personal investing and business information; Spanish-language Internet portals and the virtual construction of Latin America; history of coordination and collaborative technologies; selection and exhibition of foreign language materials in public libraries."

Fernando received his PhD from 1994 from Illinois Urbana Champaign. He worked at the School of Information Studies at Long Island University before returning to Illinois.


1 comment:

Fernando Elichirigoity said...

Thanks much for choosing my book as one of the readings for you group.

I look forward to our conversation here in the blog and in person on Friday. I am happy to answer any and all questions about the content of the book or the process of actually publishing it.

The description of my research interests in GSLIS official page needs a little updating: in collaboration with Cheryl Malone at the University of Arizona, we have been looking at the emergence and naturalization of transnational economic spaces such as NAFTA. Specifically we look at development of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is the official taxonomy collaboratively brought about and used by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States for the purposes of performing economic censuses.

I am also doing research on the emergence of “digital collectivities” and the ways in which information technologies and media give rise to novel forms of subjectivity. A third line of work involves looking at the production of automated financial news.