Michele is the Managing Director of Casalini Libri, a bibliographic agency, library supplier, and digital aggregator. Following studies in Modern Languages and Literature, and working with a publishing company La Nuova Italia, he specialized in 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. Amongst his more recent interests are the digital transition and the current situation of HSS academic publishing. In particular, the potential risks of marginalization facing these subject areas, and analysis of collaborative measures that can contribute to preserving cultural heritage for the future. In May 2019, he accepted an honorary degree from the University of Florence celebrating his contribution to the field of Library and Information Science, the very first bestowal of the honor in question for merit in modern librarianship by an Italian university.