Joanne Paterson (on leave)

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Head - Research and Scholarly Communication

  • Scholarship@Western
  • Metadata
  • Scholarly publishing
519-661-2111 x80957

Selected Works

Professional Biography

I am the Head of the Research and Scholarly Communication Team and work with a team of librarians who support researcher activities through the researcher’s workflow. Before that I was a metadata librarian with primary responsibility for Western Libraries open access Institutional Repository, Scholarship@Western (S@W). As such, I fielded inquiries from faculty, staff, and students about the repository and promoted S@W programs and services.

I am keenly interested in digital curation and digital preservation, and I draw on my background in musicology and the humanities to support digital projects.


  • BMus, Music History and Literature, University of Calgary
  • BA, General Humanities, University of Calgary
  • MA, Musicology, University of Calgary
  • Diploma, Library and Information Technician, Algonquin College
  • MScILS, Robert Gordon University