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Kris Kasianovitz

Government Information Librarian, State, Local and International Documents


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Kris's role in the library

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. 

Course Guides by Kris

Course number Term Guide Instructor
SOC 151 / 251 Spring 2013 From Cradle to Grave: How Demographic Processes Shape the Social World - Sociology 151/ 251 Saperstein, A.
COMM 143, 243 Spring 2014 Communication 143/243 Communication Policy and Regulation James T. Hamilton, Anita Varma (TA)
Legal Studies Summer 2015 Legal Rhetoric Cosovano, L.

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 current.

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

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

Stanford University Library Web Archiving Team, 2013 - current.

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

Selected publications

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:  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.

Kasianovitz, Kris. (2005). “Homeless Statistics.”   Documents to the People.  33(2), 10-11.

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.




MSLIS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
BA Comparative Literature, Russian Studies, Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine