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Below you will find some recent updates about and basic descriptions of my professional work. For more details and links to my publications (and to open access versions, when possible), see my CV.


I am working on an information retrieval project related to bibliographic and abstracting/indexing databases. Other recent activities include:

Research Interests and Teaching

My research and publications focus on scholarly communication and systems, the history of library science, qualitative methodology, and academic libraries.

I teach in two academic programs: information communication technology (ICT) and library science (LS). My current rotation of courses include:

Topic Level Program Delivery
Electronic resource management Graduate LS Online
Knowledge management Graduate LS/ICT Online
Linux systems administration Undergraduate ICT Face to face
Personal knowledge management Undergraduate ICT Online
Semantic web development Undergraduate ICT Face to face