Edgardo Civallero

Library Coordinator

Edgardo Civallero has a degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Córdoba (Argentina). With previous training in Marine Sciences and Biology, he has specialized in knowledge classification, digital humanities, oral tradition, library services for indigenous peoples, and the recovery of endangered sounds (languages and music). He has also investigated sustainability, degrowth, open access and decolonization, and their relation to information in a Knowledge Society.

Halfway between Spain and Argentina, from where he comes, Edgardo has worked as an independent consultant in data management, digital curation, ontology design and e-research. In his two decades of career he has been a professor, an academic researcher, a lecturer and a writer, besides a librarian in several categories of information units. In his free time, he plays music or posts in his blog.

Articles

Darwin at the Tower of Babel

The figure of Charles Darwin —Darwin the scientist, scholar, believer, citizen— has attracted the attention of specialists and laymen alike for more than a century. Not in vain his ideas...

Fragments of Galapagos' past

Pieces of chinaware, glass bottles, pottery jugs... Those and other artifacts make up the Colección Maruri, an archaeological collection currently housed at the Library & Archive of the Charles...

Georgina's diary

The notebook was wrapped in a light blue cardboard, neatly folded for protection. There, inside that sort of box, it had been invisible for years. No one seemed to have requested it for consultation...

With a little sea lion on the lap

The CDF Archive has an audiovisual section that, while not extensive, is rich in content. It is a collection that includes hundreds of photographs, slides from all eras (with glass, metal, plastic...

Travelling libraries: bringing knowledge to the Galapagos Community

Libraries are one of the pillars of education and professional development. They are essential for creating literate, well-informed, and empowered communities by providing relevant, updated...

In the bathroom

The history of bathroom reading is a history still to be written. I speak of "history" because I assume from that glorious moment in the past when humans invented the toilet or some similar device...

A love postcard

It was a postcard; it appeared inside one of several boxes of old papers that someone decided to discard at the CDF. Therefore, they came to my hands first to check if there was something useful or...

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