Grants:Project/Smallison/Music in Canada @ 150: A Wikipedia and Wikidata Project/Profile
I'm an associate librarian at York University in Toronto, Canada. I'm currently the W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship. This is a research-intensive position and I'm investigating Linked Open Data and knowledge organization for music through a project focused on the Mariposa Folk Festival. I'm usually the music cataloguer and also work on digital humanities and scholarship initiatives. I have a graduate degree in orchestral music performance, am writing my dissertation on Arcade Fire and Indie rock and love all kinds of music and my username is: Smallison
Carolyn Doi - Chittah - is music, art and art history, and education librarian at the University Library, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Sask. and the incoming president of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries. Carolyn has experience with edit-a-thons and in collaboration with a librarian at the Banff Centre led nodes of the art + feminism campaign in 2015 and 2016. She co-authored an article on information activism, which appeared in a 2016 issue of Briarpatch Magazine. Carolyn has a long-standing passion for community activism, especially in connection with libraries and information.
John Dupuis, has been the engineering librarian at the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University in Toronto since August 2000. He blogs at Confessions of a Science Librarian (http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/) and tweets at @dupuisj. One of his current projects is helping run Steacie Library’s Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Women in Science Edit-a-thon.
Monica Fazekas, Monfaz is Student Engagement and Outreach Librarian at Western University in London, Ontario. She has either been the primary coordinator or part of small team organizing and implementing projects from inception to planning and design, implementation, monitoring, completion and evaluation, including RFID implementation in Music Library (project leader), UX team for website redesign, Western Libraries signage and branding for multi-library system (project leader), Western Libraries integration with Universities' Orientation Month including "Bash Outside the Stacks" event for approximately 400-500 people (project leader), work with Western Libraries' Development Officer on events for personal and corporate donors. She also coordinates communications and marketing efforts for Western Libraries.
Jan Guise, jglibrarian is the Head of the Eckhart-Gramatté Music Library at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has expertise in numerous areas of music in Canada, particularly as it relates to the prairie region. Jan has extensive experience with project management, having led a major building renovation, and planned local and national conferences and workshops. She provided leadership to the Canadian music library community as President of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries.
Sean Luyk Seanluyk is the Music Librarian at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Sean oversees the extensive music collections at the UofA. He has expertise in the areas of music in Canada and also in metadata, open access, and digital projects and recently worked on creating OAI-PHM compliant metadata for a unique sheet music collection, ensuring it is openly accessible and submitting is for inclusion in the Sheet Music Consortium. Sean holds an MA in Music Criticism and B.Mus from McMaster University, and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to coming to the University of Alberta in 2011, Sean worked in information management at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Sean is currently serving as Chair of the Canadian Committee of Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), and Past President of the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA). His research interests span the areas of collegial governance in academic libraries, local music collecting, music information retrieval, scholarly knowledge-making practices involving sound, and web archiving.
James Mason, careful73 Acting Head, Music Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. He has expertise in metadata and digital projects for music materials, particularly for sound recordings and archival materials. James has extensive project management experience and experience with open sources software and rights management. He has lead a number of digital projects, including an ongoing project on the violinist Kathellen Parlow.
Brian McMillan - Bribrarian - Director, Music Library, Western University, London, Ontario. Brian is the current president of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries. He manages the Music Library at Western, one of the largest music collections in Canada. He is also an active performer, having sung professionally and recorded with such groups as Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Aradia Ensemble, Les Violons du roy (la Chapelle de Québec), and the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. He has deep expertise in the area of vocal music and frequently delivers pre-performance talks for the Canadian Opera Company. Brian has organized conferences on the local (Rencontre annuelle de la Section québécoise de l'ACBM (2005-2013)), national (CAML conferences (2007 on), and international levels (IAML 2012).
Chair (Library and Archives), Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario is a systems librarian who has contributed to the schema.org structured data vocabulary and RDFLib projects, enabled the Evergreen, Koha, and VuFind library systems to express bibliographic metadata as schema.org, published research, led workshops in the use of RDFa, and recently spoke about Wikidata's emerging role in the modern semantic web.