Paolo Mangiafico

Paolo Mangiafico

Senior Manager, IT

External Address: 
411 Chapel Drive, 267 Rubenstein Library, Duke University, Durham, NC 277080193
+1 919 613 6317

Paolo Mangiafico is the Scholarly Communications Strategist at Duke University, and co-director of ScholarWorks, a Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries ( He is also Director of the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute (, an annual program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that brings together leading thinkers and innovators from many disciplines and backgrounds to solve problems and develop initiatives to advance all forms of scholarly communication. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Dryad (, a non-profit membership organization supporting a digital repository for research data.

In his role at Duke, Paolo works with librarians, technologists, faculty, students, and university leadership to plan and implement programs that promote greater reach and impact for scholarship in many forms, including open access to publications and data, and emerging platforms for publishing digital scholarship. His work focuses on how new technologies can be adapted to further the knowledge-sharing mission of research universities, and the intersection between social, economic, and technical systems.
Paolo previously served as Director of Digital Information Strategy in the Office of the Provost at Duke University, and has been a fellow in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke, led an early digital library project called The Digital Scriptorium as well as Duke Libraries’ Web Services and Research & Development departments, and has served as a consultant for universities, university presses, and government agencies, and as a lecturer in information science. His volunteer civic work has included serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Durham County Library and a tutor at the Durham Literacy Center, and he currently volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem with the Durham County court system.

Olson, M. J., E. Ennis, Z. M. Jones, P. Mangiafico, J. Rhee, M. Routh, J. Tarr, and B. Walters, eds. Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface. HASTAC, 2008. Open Access Copy

Mangiafico, P., L. A. Macklin, and M. Givens. “Faculty Profile Systems: New Services and Roles for Libraries.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 17, no. 2 (April 2017): 235–55. Full Text

Neuman, M., and P. Mangiafico. “Providing and accessing information via the internet: The georgetown catalogue of projects in electronic text.” Reference Librarian 19, no. 41–42 (June 17, 1994): 319–32. Full Text

Hansen, David, Liz Milewicz, Paolo Mangiafico, Will Shaw, Mattia Begali, and Veronica McGurrin. “A Framework for Library Support of Expansive Digital Publishing.” A Framework for Library Support of Expansive Digital Publishing. Durham, NC: Duke University Libraries, December 1, 2018. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mangiafico, P. “Research Information Management at Duke University: A Researcher-centered Approach.” Works in Progress Webinar, January 31, 2017. Open Access Copy

Mangiafico, P. “Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu? On the role of commercial services in scholarly communication.” London School of Econonomics Impact Blog. London School of Economics and Political Science, February 1, 2016. Open Access Copy

Mangiafico, P. “Open Access at the tipping point.” Scholarly Communications @ Duke, October 23, 2015. Open Access Copy

Mangiafico, P. “Who pays, and what are we paying for?Scholarly Communication @ Duke, June 4, 2015.

Mangiafico, P. “Open Access and the Metrics of Scholarly Impact.” Scholarly Communication @ Duke, September 20, 2010.

Mangiafico, P., and G. DeKoenigsberg. “Paolo Mangiafico, on Open Access at Duke University.” Opensource.Com., May 11, 2010.

Mangiafico, P. “The Social Life of Libraries.” Duke Libraries Magazine, June 1, 2007.

Selected Grants

Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Program Director). 2020 to 2023

Scholarly Communication Institute awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Program Director). 2017 to 2019

Scholarly Communications Institute awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Program Coordinator). 2014 to 2016