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Michele Casalini

Casalini Libri SpA
Fiesole (Florence), Italy
Michele Casalini is CEO of the family-run company Casalini Libri, which supplies bibliographical data, books and journals to libraries, and offers e-content through the Torrossa platform, thanks to its dedicated Digital Division.
Following studies in Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Florence, and a period working with the publishing company La Nuova Italia, Michele specialised in the field of Information Technology and Management.
He has been an active member in standardization processes such as the definition of EDIFACT for the book sector and the translation of RDA into Italian, and is currently heavily involved in work on the development of tools based on the BIBFRAME model.
Member of several professional associations, Michele attends conferences, consultations and debates, liasing personally both with libraries and publishers. Among his recent interests is the digital transition and the current situation of HSS academic publishing, in particular the potential risks of marginalisation facing these subject areas, and analysis of collaborative measures that can contribute to preserving cultural heritage for the future.