Andrew Senior

Associate Librarian

Coordinator, E-Resources and Serials

Coordinates the Library’s activities related to continuing electronic resources and serials, to ensure the effective delivery of these services in the support of teaching, learning, research and outreach activities of the Library.


  • Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), McGill University, Montreal, 2013.
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), University of York, UK, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons), University of York, UK, 1993.

Areas of interest
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  • Resource description and discovery, linked data modelling for continuing resources, post-MARC models
  • Electronic collections usage, access and mobile technologies
  • E-Resources workflows   

Professional activities

  • NISO KBART (Knowledge Base and Related Tools) Standing Committee, March 2022-present.
  • CRKN Knowledge Base Entitlements Sub-Committee (KBESC), Oct. 2020-present (Chair, Sept. 2023-present).
  • Portage-FRDR Discovery Service Working Group, Jan. 2018-Dec. 2020.
  • Portage FAST and FRDR Working Group, April 2019-Dec. 2021.
  • Portage Data Discovery Metadata Working Group, June-Dec, 2017.
  • Canadian Linked Data Initiative
    • Metadata Working Group, Co-Chair, Oct. 2016-2018.
    • BIBFRAME Editor Working Group. Chair, 2015-2016.

Professional memberships

  • Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML)
  • International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)

Selected publications

Hafner, J., & Senior, A. (2020). An analysis of music e-journal usage at McGill University. Fontes Artis Musicae, 67(2), 99-118.

Desmeules, R., Turp, C., & Senior, A. (2020). Exploring methods for linked data model evaluation. Journal of Library Metadata. 20(1), 65-89.

Senior, A. (2018). Bringing it all together: Mapping continuing resources vocabularies for Linked Data discovery. The Serials Librarian, 74(1-4), 94-101.

Ballegooie, M. van., Borie, J., & Senior, A. (2017). The Canadian Linked Data Initiative: Charting a path to a linked data future. The Serials Librarian, 72(1-4): 207-213. 

Browning, J.J., Desmeules, R., Farnel, S., & Senior, A. (2017).  The Canadian Linked Data Summit: Developing Canada's linked data future through cooperative alliances. Collaborative Librarianship. 9(1): 12-20. 

Canuel, R., MacKenzie, E., Senior, A., & Torabi, N. (2016). Apps for academic success: Developing digital literacy and awareness to increase usage. Education for Information.

Senior, A. (2016). The Role of Choice in the Future of Discovery Evaluations: ER&L Report 2016. NASIG Newsletter, 31 (3), Article 19.

Senior, A. (2014). From Record-Bound to Boundless: FRBR, Linked Data, and New Possibilities for Serials Cataloging: NASIG Webinar Report. NASIG Newsletter, 29 (4). Article 13.

Senior, A. (2014). Space, Materials, and Threshold Concepts: A Report of CAML 2014 Session E. CAML Review, 42 (2): 21-22.

Jobin-Bevans, D., & Senior, A. (2004.) Balance, blend and tuning issues in consort singing in the vocal repertoire of the Renaissance. Anacrusis, 24(1), 9-11.

Senior, A. (2000). Momentary follies. Saint-Romuald, Québec: Productions d’Oz.

Selected presentations

Pecoskie, C., & Senior, A. (2022). The environmental impact of electronic collections: Exploring the carbon footprint of electronic resources. ER&L 2022 virtual conference. Live stream single track live-cast presentation.

Desmeules, R., Senior, A., Trudeau, C., & Turp, C. (2019). Investigating linked data for student newspapers: Exploring the challenges. ER&L 2019 Conference Short Talk, Austin Texas, March 4, 2019. Online live-cast presentation.

McKinnon, D., Hafner, J., Morris, M., & Senior, A. (2018). Is there a (data) point? Are all these measures useful? Library Assessment Conference, Houston, Texas, December 7, 2018.

Hafner, J., Leive, C., McKinnon, D., & Senior, A. (2018). Does the data ring true? An analysis of electronic music journals at McGill University. IAML Congress, Leipzig, Germany, July 27, 2018.

Moeller, P., Senior, A., Siemon, J., & Sugiyama, Y. (2017). You may own it…but can they find it? A panel discussion. Charleston Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 9, 2017.

Hafner, J., Senior, A., Chellew, M., Desmeules, R., & Paradis, D. (2017). The Canadian Linked Data initiative:What is happening with Linked Data in Canada?  IAML 2017 Conference, Riga, Latvia, June 21, 2017. Slides at

Senior, A. (2017). Bringing it all together: Mapping continuing resources vocabularies for Linked Data discovery. NASIG 2017 Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 9, 2017. Slides at

BIBFRAME Editor Working Group. (2016). Exploring BIBFRAME. Canadian Linked Data Initiative Summit. Montreal, McGill University. October 25, 2016.

Identifiers Working Group. (2016). Linked Data Tools Expo – Quelques outils pour les données liées. Canadian Linked Data Initiative Summit. Montreal, McGill University. October 25, 2016.

Ballegooie, M. van., Borie, J., & Senior, A. (2016). The Canadian Linked Data Initiative: Charting a path to a linked data future. NASIG 2016 Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. June 12, 2016.

Canuel, R., MacKenzie, E., Senior, A. (presenter), & Torabi, N. (2016). Accessing university collections using mobile apps: Maximizing awareness and usage. ER&L 2016 Conference, Austin, Texas. April 5, 2016.

Senior, A. (2016). Simple stanza creation. Part of EZproxy Community Roundtable: Database Stanza (De)Construction. Webinar. March 31, 2016.  

Chellew, M., Hafner, J., & Senior, A. (2015). Updating HathiTrust Links in WorldCat. HathiTrust Members Meeting, Chicago, United States, December 9, 2015.

Hafner, J., McKinnon, D., & Senior, A. (2015). Easy Browse Lists: Giving patrons the access they want using the WorldCat KB API. Peer-reviewed poster. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, August 17, 2015.

Hafner, J., McKinnon, D., & Senior, A. (2015). Creating a database A-Z list using the WorldCat KB API. Presentation at the OCLC WorldShare Metadata Users Group Meeting, American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference, Chicago, January, 2015.

Senior, A. (2014). Capturing culture: Metadata elements, descriptive vocabularies and authority control in the design of the McGill Music Library’s 19th-century French sheet music database. CAML and MusCan Confererence, Session C, Congress 2014: Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University, May 29, 2014.

Senior, A. (2010). "Visions Sonores": créer un lien entre collections et communauté à travers des activités d'exposition et d'arts médiatiques de la Bibliothèque de musique de l'Université McGill. Annual Meeting of the Section québécoise de l’ACBM (l'Association canadienne des bibliothèques, archives et centres de documentation musicaux), Tour Radio Canada, Montreal, October 29, 2010.




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