Alberto Campagnolo trained as a book conservator (in Spoleto, Italy) and has worked in that capacity in various institutions, e.g. London Metropolitan Archives, St. Catherine’s Monastery (Egypt), and the Vatican Library.
He studied Conservation of Library Materials at Ca’ Foscari University Venice, and holds an MA in Digital Culture and Technology from King’s College London. He pursued a PhD on an automated visualization of historical bookbinding structures at the Ligatus Research Centre (University of the Arts, London).
He has been working on Semantic Web applications to bookbinding descriptions as DH Research Fellow at Ligatus and, currently, as DH MMW Fellow at the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel. From September 2016, he will be working as a CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC).
Alberto has served on the Digital Medievalist board since 2014, first as Deputy Director, and as Director since 2015.