External presenters

Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Digital Pedagogy Librarian in the Student Learning and Academic Success Department at York University. She has an active interest in the intersections between people, metadata, and infrastructure, with a particular focus on critical approaches to knowledge organization. Stacy has previously held positions as the W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship, Digital Humanities Librarian, and Music Cataloguer. She is the current Vice-Chair of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations Indigenous Matters Committee where she is also co-lead on the Red Team working group on Subject Headings and Classification. A citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Stacy sits as the Indigenous Ancestry Representative on the CFLA Board of Directors and is an incoming member of the IFLA Indigenous Matters Interest Group, a position she will hold on behalf of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians. Stacy is also an active volunteer in the Wikimedia community through which she actively organizes community initiatives focused on the GLAM sector.

Susan Gibbons became Yale’s university librarian on July 1, 2011, and was named a deputy provost on January 1, 2015.  As deputy provost for collections and scholarly communication, Gibbons is assigned to all of Yale’s galleries, museums, and other holdings, and is responsible for convening and fostering collaboration among these scholarly resources. This portfolio includes the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and other campus collections, in addition to the university-wide library system and Yale University Press.  Gibbons currently serves as the President of the Association of Research Libraries.

Lisa Goddard is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Strategy at University of Victoria Libraries. She holds degrees from Queen’s, McGill, and Memorial University. Lisa’s research interests include open access publishing, linked data, digital preservation, and digital humanities. She is currently the Chair of Portage’s Dataverse North Working Group and CRKN’s ORCID-CA National Advisory Committee. Lisa is a co-investigator on the Endings Project: Preserving Digital Projects for Long-Term Usability; and is a co-investigator on the project Improving African Futures Using Lessons from the Past. She is a member of the technical team for the CFI-funded Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS) project. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4970-053X

Merrilee Proffitt is a senior manager with OCLC. She works in OCLC Research and provides project management skills and expert support to institutions within the OCLC Research Library Partnership.



Dr. J. Matthew Huculak is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries. He holds a PhD in English Language & Literature and an MLIS with a concentration on archives and preservation. He is technical director and founding Managing Editor of Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform, which won the Association of American Publishers 2019 PROSE Awards for “Innovation in Publishing.” His research focuses on libraries, 20th-century English literature, book history, and periodicals. He has served as Editorial Assistant for the James Joyce Quarterly, Project Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities funded Modernist Journals Project and is currently Director of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded Modernist Versions Project and Co-Director of BC Open Textbook-funded Open Modernisms. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2717-1112

University Librarian and Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship MacKenzie Smith is responsible for creating and leading the strategic vision of the UC Davis Library.  As vice provost of digital scholarship, MacKenzie defines and leads major university initiatives involving information technology, data science and informatics, data governance, knowledge management, research computing and digital publishing.  MacKenzie helped launch and continues to oversee UC Davis’ Data Science Initiative, which supports research in every discipline and coordinates with data technology and analytics units across the university.

University of California and Elsevier: Status of transformative publishing agreements

The University of California recently ended negotiations with Elsevier for a new license that would have made open access publishing the default for UC authored articles while containing costs for accessing paywalled articles. An update will be provided on the terms of the licence UC wanted, the outcome of the negotiations so far, and other transformative publishing agreements that UC has made and continues to press for with other scholarly publishers.

Dr. Andrea Walsh is a visual anthropologist who specializes in 20th-century and contemporary aboriginal art and visual culture in Canada, as well as theoretical and methodological approaches to visual research. She is interested in collections of objects and images and how museums and galleries curate and exhibit these pieces of material culture. Her work critically reflects on and addresses discourses and actions of reconciliation and redress regarding relationships between Indigenous peoples and Canada.