Inspiring New Scholarship

One of our major goals at the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee project is to promote new research about Milwaukee’s history. That is why we are publishing The Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee with Marquette University Press this summer.

What we did not expect was that we would also inspire new research in other fields. Ann Graf, a doctoral student in UWM’s School of Information Studies and one of the Bibliography’s editors, worked on the Encyclopedia while she was earning her MS in Information Studies. Since then, she and her advisor, Prof. Richard Smiraglia, have presented several scholarly papers about the organization of information in the Encyclopedia. Their presentations include:

  • Graf, Ann M., and Smiraglia, Richard P. 2014. “Race & Ethnicity in the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee: A Case Study in the Use of Domain Analysis.” In Wieslaw Babik, ed., Knowledge Organization in the 21st Century: Between Historical Patterns and Future Prospects: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International ISKO Conference, 19-22 May 2014, Krakow, Poland. Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol. 14 (2014). Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 114-20.
  • Graf, Ann, and Smiraglia, Richard P. 2013. “Transition in Education: Domain Analysis from the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee.” In Proceedings of the 4th North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2013), June 13-14, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Graf, Ann, and Smiraglia, Richard P. 2012. “Cultural Curation as Classification: The Evolution of the Bibliography and Taxonomy for the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee.” In Anabel Quan-Haase, Victoria L. Rubin, and Debbie Chaves, eds., Information in a Local and Global Context: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Waterloo, Ontario, May 31-June 2, 2012. Available