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Mangiaracina Silvana

Mangiaracina Silvana

Senior Scientist
Laurea cum laude in Mathematics, 1983, University of Palermo
Research fellow of the National Research Council, 1985, at the Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Master in Library Management and Admnistration, 2002, Cattolica University of Sacro Cuore, Milano

Institute of Marine Science - National Research Council
ISMAR-CNR, Via Gobetti, 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

Phone +39 051 6398026


Her scientific interests are in multimedia systems for teaching and learning, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI), digital libraries, Science & Technology bibliometric indicators. For more than 20 years she has been actively involved in the development and exploitation of ICT technologies in order to create innovative information services for a scientific research community. She has directed Italian national projects on library resource sharing and open access of scientific publications. She has been also involved in research in bibliometric S&T indicators, collaborating with several Italian research institutions and the Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs.

  • Since 1997, Head of the Central Library ( of the National Research Council, Research Area of Bologna.
  • Creator and manager of NILDE (, a nation-wide service for resource sharing, used by more than 700 Italian research, university and public libraries and more than 12.000 their end-users.
  • Member of the Scientific-Technical committee of  the Italian IDEM ( IDEntity Management for service access) Federation, run by the GARR consortium.

She has more than 80 publications in international and national journals and conference proceedings, books, technical reports and communications; has tutored several Computer Science theses; has been invited lecturer and has participated in the scientific committee of many Italian conferences. It is available an updated list of  recent publications, with open-access full-text.


Journal papers, Conference papers, Book series, Abstracts and Editorials (ISI/JCR)

  • Mangiaracina S., Tugnoli A., Beghelli E., De Matteis D., Zaetta M., Tenaglia G. NILDE: developing a new generation tool for document delivery in Italy. In: Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 36 (3) pp. 167 - 177. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008. 
  • Mangiaracina S. NILDE: a Document Delivery System Supporting Document Exchange via Internet. In: Library Hi Tech News, vol. 19 (8) Emerald, 2002. 
  • Balestri M. G., Mangiaracina S., Nobili D. Bibliometric S & T Indicators to Comply with Users' Needs. In: Research Evaluation, vol. 10 (1) pp. 5 - 12. Beech Tree Publishing, 2001. 
  • Mangiaracina S., Ferrarini S., Balestri M. G. OWL-Cat: A Web-Based OPAC Appealing End-Users to Exploit Library Resources. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. pp. 657 - 658. Christos Nikolaou, Constantine Stephanidis (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1513). Berlin: Springer, 1998. 
    Journal papers
  • Zaetta M., Mangiaracina S. Document Delivery e trasmissione elettronica sicura: uno stato dell'arte. In: Biblioteche oggi, vol. 26 (2) pp. 25 - 36. Editrice Bibliografica, 2008. 
  • Mangiaracina S., Giannuzzi M., Pistoia B., Guazzerotti M. Il sistema NILDE per il Document Delivery: dalla sperimentazione alla cooperazione, dal progetto al servizio. In: Biblioteche oggi, vol. 23 (1) pp. 29 - 39. Editrice Bibliografica, 2005. 

Contributions to Books/Monographs

  • Mangiaracina S. Cooperazione per lo scambio di documentazione: il sistema Nilde. In: Rapporto sulle biblioteche italiane 2005 - 2006. pp. 139 - 145. Vittorio Ponzani (ed.). Roma: Associazione italiana biblioteche, 2006. 

Conference papers

  • Filippucci G., Bernardini E., Mangiaracina S., Brunetti F., De Carolis E., Domina P., Fasano M., Fuschini E., Grazioli M., Magno R., Olimpieri S., Salamone P., Stabene S. Strategies and Alliances into Action to Improve National Collaboration. In: ILDS - 11th Interlending and Document Supply Conference, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships in Interlending and Document Supply (Hannover, 20 - 22 October 2009). Proceedings, article n. 1. IFLA, 2009. 
  • Mangiaracina S. NILDE: resource sharing and consortia in Italy. In: ICOLC-2008 - 10th European ICOLC Fall Meeting 2008 (Munich, 19-22 October 2008). Proceedings, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2008.
  • Mangiaracina S. Update on NILDE. In: SELL-2008 - 8th Meeting of Southern European Libraries' Consortia (SELL) (Trieste, Italy, 30-31 May 2008). Proceedings, Heal-Link, 2008.  
  • Mangiaracina S., Zaetta M., De Matteis D., Tenaglia G., Tugnoli A., Beghelli E. NILDE: developing a new generation tool for document delivery. In: 10th Interlending and Document Supply Conference (Singapore, 29th - 31st October 2007). Proceedings, pp. 10-1 - 10-14. Yit Chin Chuan,Chris Tang and Yashodha Devi Nadarajan (eds.). National Library Board, Singapore, 2007. 
  • Alfarano C., Mangiaracina S. Copyright protection in document delivery: a pilot study using watermarking. In: NILDE IV - IV Convegno Internet Document Delivery e cooperazione interbibliotecaria Servizi DD e risorse elettroniche: le esigenze degli utenti, le risposte delle biblioteche (Napoli, 18-19 Maggio 2006). Atti, Silvana Mangiaracina (CNR-Biblioteca Area, Bologna) (eds.). CNR, 2006. 
  • Brunetti F., Gasperini A., Mangiaracina S. NILDE (Network Inter Library Document Exchange): An Italian Document Delivery System. In: LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES IN ASTRONOMY V: COMMON CHALLENGES, UNCOMMON SOLUTIONS (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 18-21 June 2006). Proceedings, vol. 377 article n. 1. Sandra Ricketts, Christina Birdie, Eva Isaksson (eds.). Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2006. 
  • Polliotti A. Y., Tugnoli A., Simoncini M., Mangiaracina S., Cunegatti B. Biblioteca d'Alessandria: a new technical and business model for Open Repositories creating software. In: AICA 2005 - Open Culture Accessing and Sharing Knowledge (Milano, 27 - 29 June 2005). Proceedings, article n. 1. AICA, 2005. 
  • Gennai F., Abba L., Buzzi M., Balestri M. G., Mangiaracina S. Experience in implementing a Document Delivery Service. In: ACM 2000 Digital Libraries (San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2 - 7 June 2000). Proceedings, pp. 262 - 263. ACM Press, 2000. 
  • Gennai F., Abba L., Buzzi M., Balestri M. G., Mangiaracina S., Salamone P. Un gateway e-mail/web per il servizio di Document Delivery; An e-mail/web gateway for Document Delivery Service. In: AICA 2000 - XXXVIII Congresso Annuale: Le Tecnologie dell'Informazione e della Comunicazione come motore di sviluppo del Paese (Taormina, 27-30 settembre 2000). Atti, pp. 563 - 571. AICA, 2000. 
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