Robin Desmeules

robin.desmeules [at] 514-398-1896

550 Sherbrooke West, West Tower
6th floor, suite 680
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B9


  • Scholarly communications

Coordinator, Scholarly Communications


Selected Publications

Tummon, N. & Desmeules, R. (2022). How Open Is the U15? A Preliminary Analysis of Open Access Publishing in Canadian Academic Libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 10(1)

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

Desmeules, R. (2020). The bookbinding of Hortense P. Cantlie for McGill Library: surfacing a legacy of invisible labor in the stacks. Libraries: Culture, History, and Society, 4(2).

Desmeules, R.“Revealing the labour of legacy: Hortense P. Cantlie’s bookbinding for McGill.” Contained in Many Women, Many Voices: Stories from McGill Collections. Edited by Nathalie Cooke, et. al. Montreal: ROAAr, 2018.

Browning, J.J., Desmeules, R.E., Farnel, S., & Senior, A. (2017). "The Canadian Linked Data Summit: Developing Canada's Linked Data Future through Cooperative Alliances," Collaborative Librarianship, 9(1).

Colosimo, A., Desmeules, R., & McKinnon, D. (2017). Whole-person mentoring for every stage of careers in librarianship. Library Leadership & Management, 31(4).

Desmeules, R., Campbell, S., & Dorgan, M. (2016). Acknowledging Librarians’ Contributions to Systematic Review Searching. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada, 37(2). doi:


Selected Presentations

Desmeules, R., Turp, C., Senior, A., and Trudeau, C. “Investigating linked data for student newspapers.” Short talk presented at 2019 Electronic Resources & Libraries Annual Conference, March 4, 2019. Presenter: Robin Desmeules. Duration: 15 minutes.

Desmeules, R., and Severson, S.. “Collective curation as feminist praxis.” Part of Diverse & Instructive: Digital Collections Reach Across Communities (Panel), DLF (Digital Library Federation) Forum, Las Vegas Nevada, October 15-17, 2018. Presenter: Sarah Severson. Duration: 10 minutes.

Ing, E., Dysert, A., & Desmeules, R.. “In pursuit of progress: Digitizing the North West Company papers.” Paper presented at Archives Society of Alberta Biennial Conference, Banff, AB, May 23-25, 2019. Presenter: Elis Ing. Duration: 20 minutes.

Desmeules, R. & Dysert, A.. “Folksonomic explorations and community cultivation: special collections on Instagram.” Presented at Concordia's 16th Annual Research Forum, April 26, 2018, Montreal, Canada. Duration: 20 minutes.

Desmeules, R., Dysert, A., Garland, J. & Severson, S.. “Harmony in four parts: cultivating community and creating a collective voice for @mcgill_rare.” Presented as part of the panel “Instagram and the rare books community: An insiders’ view,”presented at the Social Media & Society 2017 International Conference, Toronto, ON, July 28-30th, 2017. Presenter: Robin Desmeules. Duration: 20 minutes.

Ridolfo, L., Desmeules, R.E.. “Getting to there from here: learning linked data through the Canadian Linked Data Initiative.” (Lightning talk). Presented at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Printing (SHARP), June 9-12, 2017. Duration: 5 minutes.

Hafner, J., Senior, A., Chellew, M., & Desmeules, R..The Canadian Linked Data Initiative: What is happening with Linked Data in Canada?” Presented as part of the plenary discussion “Canadian Music Libraries: Connecting people and collections” held at the Music Library Association 86th Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, February 25th, 2017. Presenter: Joseph Hafner. Duration: 25 minutes.

Desmeules, R., Dorgan, M. & Campbell, S.. “Acknowledging Academic Librarians’ Contributions in Research Publications (paper)”. Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 20, 2015. Duration: 15 minutes. Presented by Sandy Campbell.

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