Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi has a PhD from the Faculty of Information Science of the University of Toronto, Canada. She also holds an MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Currently she is a Professor at the University of West Attica at the Department of Archival, Library Science & Information Studies. She has served as the Special Secretary of the Greek Ministry of Education for four years (2000-2004) responsible for the country’s Libraries, Archives, Educational Television and Educational Media. She has taught as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Library and Archives of the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece from 1995 to 2004. She taught courses on: a. metadata structures and principles for securing interoperability b. documentation principles and standards c. research methods with an emphasis on social research and research tools d. information organization and knowledge management and e. subject approach to information. She has participated in many research projects or has been the leader of research teams (or whole projects) focusing on repositories, information organization and subject access to information.
She was an expert consultant to the National Documentation Centre of the National Hellenic Research Foundation from 1996 to 2016. Her work there focused on repositories, citation indexes, subject organization, linked data and semantics with an emphasis on thesauri and ontologies. She also teaches at the graduate program “Museum Studies” of the University of Athens (from 2008 to present). Academic interests include structures of data and their description standards as well as their applications in repository environment along with the structures supporting open access policies. Subject approach to information is also a main point of interest. Part of her educational academic activities focus on curriculum development for information professionals and alumni follow up. Currently she is also the team leader of the University of West Attica Research Team partners to the CrossCult Project, a Horizon 2020 venture. She speaks English, French and Greek.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Graduate Program on Museum Studies
Hellenic Open University, Graduate Program Management of Cultural Institutions
University of Toronto Faculty of Information
Technical Educational Institute of Athens, Department of Library Science and Information Systems
Ionian University, Graduate Program “Information Science”, Dept of Archives, Library Science and Museums
Ionian University, Dept of Archives, Library Science
PhD, Doctor of Philosophy
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Science. Dissertation Title: "A Subject Analysis of Greek Language Books Printed Between 1471 to 1669"
Master of Library and Information Science. Faculty of Library and Information Science. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Thesis: "The Role of Libraries and Copying Centres in the Development of 11th Century Byzantine Humanism"
Medieval and Modern Greek History and Literature, University of Jannina, Greece
Faculty Enrichment Program Award, 2003-2004, International Council for Canadian Studies. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
University of Toronto Open Fellowship Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Dalhousie University Graduate Fellowship