Chair for Research in E-Librarianship 2015-2017

SAC_EChairAnnounce2015-021smYork University Libraries’ second W.P. Scott Chair for Research in E-Librarianship (2015-2017), Stacy Allison-Cassin, has situated her research within the interdisciplinary fields of digital humanities and information systems.

Allison-Cassin is developing a series of Linked Open Data prototypes that will be used to both critically engage with the the practice of knowledge organization and advance the use of Linked Open Data within memory institutions in Canada.

Drawing on the strengths of the archival collections at York University Libraries, in particular the Mariposa Folk Music Foundation collection and the Toronto Telegram collection, these prototypes will focus on the coffee house and folk music scene in Toronto during the 1960s to expose the hidden network of meaningful connections between collections by taking ideas such as location, narrative, nostalgia and sound as the principle organizing force.

Upcoming Papers and Presentations

International Association of Music Libraries and Documentation Centres Annual Meeting, The Julliard School of Music, New York, June 2015

LODLAM Summit 2015, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, June 2015

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Annual Meeting, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, June 2015

Mariposa Festival 1964