Challenges, opportunities, and future directions for online databases in Libraries, Archives, and Museums sectors.

Session Number: 
  • Roger Gillis, Archives & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University Archives
  • Karin Kierstead, Museum Advisor, Association of Nova Scotia Museums
  • Bill Slauenwhite, Manager, Novanet
Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:19am
Vanguard Room I

This presentation will explore the challenges, opportunities, and future directions faced by Nova Scotia libraries, archives, and museum sectors in developing and maintaining an online presence for their respective catalogues: MemoryNS (Council of NS Archives), Novanet (Novanet — NS Academic Libraries), and Novamuse (Association of Nova Scotia Museums)  Each presenter will introduce their sector’s catalog, create some context around its development and discuss the shared and unique opportunities and challenges that each face with regarding maintaining, developing, and growing their respective catalogs.  Presenters will reflect on the similarities and differences between their catalogs and provide commentary and discussion around how, and if, there would be room for convergence and collaboration from these different communities.

Presenter Bios

Roger Gillis:

Mount Saint Vincent Usinversity Library

Roger Gillis is the Archives and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he has worked since 2009. His diverse responsibilities include, managing the University Archives, Scholarly Communications initiatives, and reference and instruction, as well as serving as the liaison librarian for the Humanities departments at MSVU. Additionally, he also currently serves as the Vice-President on the Executive of the Council of Nova Scotia Archives, where he very much enjoys working with Nova Scotia’s vibrant archival community. Roger’s research interests are varied and include: open access, digital preservation, and library-based publishing. He looks forward to meeting with colleagues – both new and old -- in the Archives, Libraries, and Museum sectors as part of this conference.


Karen Kierstead:

Association of Nova Scotia Museums

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