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Office hours for Spring quarter 2014:
Mon. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed. 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Office location: Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, Room 248
Krystyna K. Matusiak is an Assistant Professor in the Library & Information Science Program (LIS) at the Morgridge College of Education. Krystyna’s research and teaching interests focus on the digitization of cultural heritage materials, digital libraries, the indexing and retrieval of digital images, information behavior, and usability studies. She is committed to user-centered principles in information design and is passionate about educating the new generation of information professionals.
Krystyna earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Interdisciplinary Program in Digital Information Design and Organization. Her dissertation is entitled: The Use of Digital Resources in an Academic Environment: A Qualitative Study of Students' Perceptions, Experiences, and Digital Literacy Skills. She received the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation proposal.
Prior to accepting her position at the Morgridge College of Education, Krystyna was the Head of the Digitization Unit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She worked as a Digital Collections Librarian for ten years and has planned and designed over 20 distinct digital collections. She was an active participant in the NEH grant funded project: Saving and Sharing the AGS Library's Historic Nitrate Negative Images.
Krystyna also served as a digitization consultant for projects funded by the Endangered Archive Programme at the British Library and assisted digital library projects at the Press Institute of Mongolia in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem.
Krystyna is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. In 2012 she presented at the EdMedia 2012 – World Conference on Educational Media and Technology where she received an Outstanding Paper Award for “Use of visual and multimedia resources in an undergraduate classroom: A case study.”
She also presented her paper “Digitization as a preservation strategy” at the UNESCO International Conference: The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation in Vancouver, British Columbia, September 28, 2012.
In her work as a Digital Collections Librarian Krystyna worked on the design and development of over 20 digital collections. Here are some of her favorite projects:
Tibet - From the Collections of the American Geographical Society Library, available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/tibet/index.cfm
and the award winning March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project, available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/march/index.cfm
At the IFLA conference in Helsinki, August 2012. I'm an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and participate at the annual IFLA World Library and Information Congress.
I visited Taiwan in March to present a paper at the 2011 Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (TELDAP) International Conference. I also gave lectures two guest lectures at the Graduate Institute of Library & Information Studies at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU).
Ph.D. in Digital Information Design and Organization, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2010
M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 1999
M.A. in Polish Studies and Theater History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1986
Journal Articles (method of selection * indicates refereed)
*Matusiak, K. K. (2013), Image and multimedia resources in an academic environment: A qualitative study of students' experiences and literacy practices. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. doi: 10.1002/asi.22870.
* Matusiak, Krystyna K. (2012). Perceptions of usability and usefulness of digital libraries. The International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 6 (1-2), 133-147.
* Matusiak, Krystyna K. & Munkhmandakh Myagmar. (2009). Newspaper digitization project in Mongolia: Creating a digital archive of Mongolian rare periodicals. Serials Librarian, 57(1).
* Matusiak, Krystyna K. (2006). Towards user-centered indexing in digital image collections. OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives, 22 (4).
* Matusiak, Krystyna K. (2006). Information seeking behavior in digital image collections: A cognitive approach. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32 (5).
Matusiak, Krystyna K. & Kenny, Judith T. (2004). Building a digital collection of photos and maps: Milwaukee Neighborhoods at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Cartographic Perspectives, 49.
Matusiak, Krystyna K. & Abu Harb, Qasem. (2011). Digitizing the historical periodical collection at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem. In Newspapers: Legal Deposit and Research in the Digital Era. (2011). Harmut Walravens (Ed.). Berlin: De Gruyter. Originally presented at IFLA World Library and Information Congress, August 24, 2009, Milan, Italy. [Available: http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla75/106-matusiak-en.pdf]
Barczyk, Ewa & Matusiak, Krystyna K. (2004). Expanding access to collections through digitization in: From Outreach to Equity: Innovative Models of Library Policy and Practice. Chicago: ALA.
* Matusiak, K.K. & Johnston, T. (2012). Digitization as a preservation strategy: Saving and sharing the American Geographical Society Library’s historic nitrate negative images. Proceedings of the Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Perseveration. 1173-1188. [Available
* Matusiak, K. (2012). Use of visual and multimedia resources in an undergraduate classroom: A case study. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012 (pp. 703-712). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Matusiak, Krystyna K. (2012). Perceptions of usability and usefulness of digital libraries. The International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 6 (1-2), 133-147.
Multilingual indexing of cultural heritage materials: Building the Tse-Tsung Chow Collection of Chinese Scrolls and Fan Paintings” (co-presented with Ling Meng, Ewa Barczyk, Chia-Jung Shih). IFLA Satellite Post-Conference. Beyond libraries – Subject Metadata in the Digital Environment and Semantic Web. August 17, 2012, Tallinn, Estonia.
Krystyna conducted a number of research studies on the use of digital collections in an academic environment focusing on information seeking behavior, user understanding of digital collections, user interaction with digital images, and use of archival primary sources in the digital format. She contributed to the scholarship in these areas by presenting at professional conferences and publishing.