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Elisa Liberatori Prati

Chief Archivist, World Bank Group

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Elisa Liberatori Prati is the Chief Archivist of the Bank Group and the Sr. Manager of the Knowledge & Information Services Unit in the Information & Technology Solutions (ITS) vice-presidency of the World Bank, in Washington, DC. In this position, Elisa leads the Bank Group Archives as Chief Archivist, the Bank Group Library, the Internal Documents Unit, the Records/Information Management Program, the ITS Access to Information service to the public, and the Digital Publishing team.  Her mandate is to effectively develop and implement strategies and system requirements for these functions in the context of the Open Agenda and the decentralized nature of the institution.

Elisa joined the Bank in 1998 to develop a partnership program on Latin American Archives to reinforce archives programs in the region. She has played a leadership role in promoting partnerships for the World Bank Group Archives, preparing the strategy for the Archives disclosure, establishing the public access service to Bank’s information, integrating library services across the World Bank Group with emphasis on electronic content licensing, proactive content integration, and service provision regardless of user location to effectively respond to the needs of a decentralized user base in 150+ country offices. Prior to joining the Bank, Elisa was a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University.  She holds a Ph.D in Italian studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was project coordinator of the Repertorium Columbianum by the University of California Press.