Maia
Maia and Me

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Trina
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  • Location: Canada

Biography

The Now

I am currently University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island, which is Canada's best small university. And it's on an island - how can you beat that? I am also the President and CEO of DiscoveryGarden, which is a private company providing a full slate of commercial services for the Islandora/Drupal/Fedora framework and the Founding Director of the Knowledge for All Project, whose goal is to create a public domain database of all scholarly literature.

Some projects/communities I am working with:

Ancient History

I was at the University of Winnipeg for just over 7 years, leaving in the winter of 2006. While at UW I assumed additional duties in October 2005 as the Associate Dean of Education (Extended Learning), which included responsibility for Division of Continuing Education, Centre for Distributed/Distance Learning and Centre for Innovation In Teaching and Learning. I became University Librarian at the University of Winnipeg in July 1999 - and enjoyed every minute of it - the staff at the UW Library are awesome. And no, the mosquitoes and weather are no different here than anywhere else in Canada. Well, maybe... ;-)

In February 1999 I returned to the Angus L. Macdonald Library as Systems/Electronic Resources Librarian, fresh from my 2-year secondment to setup the Media Forge. While in the Library I continued to work with the campus website, DLI, various electronic resources, Novanet, etc. It will be a quick return however, as I assume the position of University Librarian at the University of Winnipeg in July. This will be a big change for me, but I am looking forward to it.

From March 1997 to February 1999 I was Director of a research and development group (The Media Forge), which was a department in the Technology Support Group at St.F.X. In addition to providing software development and research activities for the University's faculty and the new WebFX initiative, the Forge developed CD-ROM applications, Web sites and a lot of miscellaneous multimedia-ware. Some of the people I worked with at the Media Forge included Brad Smith, Carla Teague, Ray Roddick, Scott Guest, Chris Bower, John Bastin and Thomas MacDonald, Art Curry, as well as a number of contract people. At any given time there are also many students working on internships, special projects, summer contracts, etc. July 1998 was a busy period with 16 people in The Forge working on 8 major projects.

The Media Forge no longer exists, but since October of 1998 The Forge had occupied the upper floor of a newly renovated building (the old TV building), with the XEDC on the main floor. For a few months prior to this the Forge was located in the basement of Morrison while the new building was under renovation. Before Morrison the Forge had a long and successful stay in the basement of the Coady International Institute, and various locations in the Angus L. Macdonald Library.

I had acted as WebMaster for the St.F.X. Website since the beginning (X was the one of the 1st websites in Canada, thanks to the NeXT system).

Prior to The Media Forge, I was Systems Librarian at St. F. X., and the Xel Coordinator. Xel is the Xavier Electronic Library Project at St. F.X., which was the foundation of the St. F.X. Web System. The Library currently only maintains their own pages on the campus web. You might want to listen to my daughter Maia describe what she thought I did as Systems Librarian. [159 K AU audio file]

Prior to coming to St. F.X. I was Project Manager at a CD-ROM development company in Ottawa (OPTIM Corp. - now Dataware Canada, now IHS), where I worked extensively with SGML and multimedia, so the Web feels like home.

I founded the Grassroots Information Association, which was a not-for-profit group setup to promote the use of information and computer technology in the community of Antigonish. I continue to be active in Community economic development, particularly in the area of IT.

I was a part-time faculty member at StFX and taught a number of classes, both academic and continuing education. This included a 4th-year course in the BIS program called Introduction to Multimedia Systems. This new course was offered twice in the 1998-99 academic year. Previous to this I taught CS 130.13 (Computing and Business Applications with Microcomputers) and and Hypermedia and The Net. The latter course was offered (1995-96) at the Dalhousie University School of Library and Information Studies, where I was an Adjunct Professor.

Publications and Presentations


  • Virtual Research Environments: 5 Years Later. Bailiwick Conference, August 29, 2013. Saint John, NB
  • Migrating Repository Islands. Open Repositories Conference. July 10, 2013. Charlottetown, PE
  • Research Data and Repositories [Panel]. Open Repositories Conference. July 10, 2013. Charlottetown, PE
  • Update on the Islandora Project and Community. Open Repositories Conference. July 11, 2013. Charlottetown, PE
  • Islandora. Association of Canadian Archivists Conference, June 13-15, 2013. Winnipeg MB
  • Islandora as a Video/Audio Preservation Framework. PASIG Conference. May 23, 2013. Washington, DC
  • Islandora Workshop. PASIG Workshop. May 21, 2013. Washington, DC
  • Goats in the Garden: Managing Data. APLA Conference, May 16, 2013. Charlottetown, PE
  • Blowing Library Bubbles 2.0. APLA Conference, May 15, 2013. Charlottetown, PE
  • With Don Walsh.
  • Digitization Overview and Best Practices Workshop. APLA Conference, May 14, 2013. Charlottetown, PE
  • Global Scientific Data Infrastructure {Panel]. Research Data Access and Preservation Summit. April 4, 2013. Baltimore, MD
  • Islandora 6 and 7 Update. Islandora Camp Europe. March 20-22, 2013. Arcidosso Italy
  • Islandora Overview. Islandora Camp Europe. March 20-22, 2013. Arcidosso Italy
  • Islandora 6 and 7 Update. Islandora Camp Europe. March 20-22, 2013. Arcidosso Italy
  • Digitization Overview and Best Practices. Islandora Camp Europe.March 19, 2013. Arcidosso Italy
  • Using the Cloud for Backup: Islandora and DuraCloud. CNI Meeting, December 2012. Washington, DC
  • IslandScholar 2.0. University of PEI, October 24, 2012. Charlottetown, PE
  • With Luis Martinez and Paz Fernandez. A Spanish-Canadian effort towards a Digital Library of Spanish Contemporary Music . International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, July 23, 2012. Montreal, CA
  • UPEI and the VRE Landscape. University of Limerick, July 2012. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The New Islandora IR Framework. Open Repositories, July 2012. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Preservation in the Cloud: Islandora and DuraCloud. Open Repositories, July 2012. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The New Islandora IR Framework. Open Repositories, July 2012. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Islandora Update: OR 2012 Pre Conference Session. Open Repositories, July 2012. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The New Islandora IR Framework. Open Repositories, July 2012. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Blowing Library Bubbles. Information Without Borders Conference, February 9, 2012. Halifax, NS
  • Islandora. American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, December 7, 2011. San Francisco, CA
  • Web 2.0: Is Your Head in the Cloud Yet?. PEI ARMA Conference, November, 2011. Charlottetown, PE
  • Islandora. Washington Fedora Users Group Conference, October 13, 2011. Washington, DC
  • Islandora. Taxonomic Databases Working Group, October 2011. New Orleans, LA
  • Introduction to Islandora. Red Island Repository Institute, September 2011. Stanhope, PE
  • Using Islandora in Research. Red Island Repository Institute, September 2011. Stanhope, PE
  • No Man is an Island(ora).. Islandora Camp, July 20, 2011. Charlottetown, PE
  • Islandora PreConference Workshop. OAI7, June 21, 2011. Geneva, CH
  • 24 (Or Maybe 22ish) Ways to Please Your Researcher: Supporting Researchers and Stewarding Research Data Using Islandora. Open Repositories, May 2011. Austin, TX
  • Islandora: Intersecting Communities of Interest and Practice. Open Repositories, May 2011. Austin, TX
  • Islandora's Content Modeller and Form Builder. Open Repositories, May 2011. Austin, TX
  • Islandora PreConference Workshop. Open Repositories, May 2011. Austin, TX
  • Lib2O. Open Repositories, May 2011. Austin, TX
  • Islandora. PASIG, May 12, 2011. San Francisco, CA
  • TRY Library Conference Plenary. University of Toronto, May 3, 2011. Prezi
  • Lib2O. Evergreen 2011, April 29, 2011. PDF
  • Evergreen 2011 Keynote Address. Evergreen 2011, April 28, 2011. Prezi
  • Islandora. Oracle PASIG, April 5, 2011. PDF
  • Research Landscape Opportunity or Necessity for Change . St.F.X. University, March 22, 2011. PDF
  • Islandora. S2I2: Biological Collections Workshop, March 23, 2011. PDF
  • Islandora: Foundation of a Rich Repository Ecosystem. DuraSpace Webinar, March 9, 2011. PDF
  • Islandora Workshop.. Code4Lib, February 7, 2011. Indianapolis, IN. PDF
  • Cultivating an Open Source Digital Garden with Islandora.. Dalhousie University Industrial Showcase Seminar, December 8, 2010. Halifax, NS. PDF
  • Distributed Collaboration: From Red Sand to the Flat Land.. With Carell Jackimiek and Mark Roy. Access 2010, October 16, 2010. Winnipeg, MB. PPT
  • A Book::A Library. NSLA/LBANS Annual Conference, October 8, 2010. White Point Beach Resort, NS. PDF
  • Managing Digital Assets with Islandora. NB Innovation Forum 2010, September 17, 2010. Saint John, NB. PDF
  • Knowledge for All. Presented at both the COPPUL Directors Meeting and CRKN AGM, 2010, September 2010. Winnipeg, MB. PDF
  • Building Digital Hansard Collections.. Hansard Association of Canada Conference 2010, August 17, 2010. Charlottetown, PE. PDF
  • Islandora Update.. Islandora Camp 2010, July 22, 2010. Charlottetown, PE. PDF
  • Islandora.. Tufts Regional Fedora Conference 2010, July 21, 2010. Boston, MA. PDF
  • Islandora.. Open Repositories Conference 2010, July 9, 2010. Madrid, Spain. PDF
  • Islandora Workshop.. Open Repositories Conference 2010, July 5, 2010. Madrid, Spain. PDF
  • Research Data Stewardship with Islandora.. CANHEIT 2010, June 15, 2010. St. John's, NF. Prezi
  • The Library of the Future is Here Now.. With Mike Ridley and Thomas Hickerson. CAUBO 2010, June 14, 2010. St. John's, NF. PDF
  • Transforming Your Library with Open.. CLA 2010, June 4, 2010. Edmonton, AB. PDF
  • eBooks in the Google Age.. APLA 2010, May 15, 2010. Saint John, NB. Prezi
  • Data Stewardship in the Canadian Landscape. DLI Workshop, April 23, 2010. Acadia, NS. PDF
  • Twitterific: Capacity Building in an Age of Digital Opportunity and Disruption. Public Service Commission Workshop, February 23, 2010. Moncton, NB. PDF
  • Atlantic Research Data Update. AAU VPs Research Meeting, January 29, 2010. Halifax, NS. PDF
  • Islandora Deep Dive. PASIG San Fransisco. October 2009. PDF
  • Virtual Research Environment, 2 Years Later: Or, Islandora Grows Up. Access 2009. October 3, 2009. Charlottetown, PE. Video | PDF
  • eBooks, Google Books, Gadzooks. CLA 2009. May 30, 2009. Montreal, Quebec PDF 8 MB
  • Islandora. Open Repositories 2009. May 21, 2009. Atlanta, GA. PDF 20 MB
  • Research 2.0. Open Repositories 2009. May 18, 2009. Atlanta, GA. PDF 13 MB
  • Disrupting the Library Transporter Beam. Rethinking Resource Sharing 2009. May 14, 2009. Dublin, OH. PDF 13 MB
  • Literacy in the Digital Age. PEI Literacy Alliance Annual Meeting 2009. March 25, 2009. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 10 MB
  • Twitterific: Capacity Building in an Age of Digital Opportunity and Disruption. PEI Managers Group 2009. March 5, 2009. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 13 MB
  • Web 2.0 & Social Software @ Veterans Ombudsman . Veterans Affairs 2009. February 27, 2009. Halifax, NS.
  • Building a Library Transmogrifier: Technology & Change. Information Without Borders 2009. February 16, 2009. Halifax, NS. PDF 10 MB
  • Disrupting the Library Transporter Beam. OLA Superconference 2009. January 29, 2009. Toronto, ON. PDF 32 MB
  • IslandPines. NeliNet. December 9, 2008. Charlottetown, ON. PDF 8 MB
  • IslandScholar Launch. UPEI. December 2, 2008. Charlottetown, ON. PDF 12 MB
  • Digital Scholar. UPEI ORD/Library Series. October 28, 2008. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 1 MB
  • Repository Redux. Red Island Repository Instutute. August 2008. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 8 MB
  • Virtual Research Environments. Texas Digital Library Conference 2008. June 2008. Austin, TX.
  • Virtual Research Environments. CANHEIT Conference 2008. June 2008. Calgary, AB.
  • A Virtual Learning Commons in Your Future?. Canadian Learning Commons Conference 2008. June 2008. Fredericton, NB. PDF 4 MB
  • Social Software and the Academy. Canadian VPs Administration Conference 2008. May 2008. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 6 MB
  • Virtual Research Environments. CHLA Conference 2008. May 2008. Halifax, NS.
  • Internet Tools and Staff Collaboration. APLA Conference 2008. May 2008. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 14 MB
  • Virtual Research Environments. APLA Conference 2008. May 2008. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 24 MB
  • FLOSS in Your Library. APLA Conference 2008. May 2008. Charlottetown, PE. PDF 16 MB
  • FLOSS in Your Library. BCLA Conference 2008. April 2008. Richmond, BC.
  • Open Source in Libraries and Higher Education. Education Institute. March 19, 2008. Charlottetown, PE PDF 28 MB
  • Repository Redux. University of BC. February 2008. Vancouver, BC.
  • UPEI Library Update. UPEI Board of Governors. January, 2008. Charlottetown, PE PDF 3 MB
  • Repository Redux. IWB Conference 2008. January 2008. Halifax, NS.
  • Repository Redux. Access 2007. October 12, 2007. Victoria, B.C. PDF 15 MB
  • Fedora@UPEI. University of Prince Edward Island. September 20, 2007. Charlottetown, PEI. PDF 2.3 MB
  • Weaving Learning Landscapes. University of Prince Edward Island. September 4, 2007. Charlottetown, PEI. PDF 6.1 MB
  • UPEI VRE: June 7 Update. University of Prince Edward Island. June 7, 2007. Charlottetown, PEI. PDF 2 MB
  • Weaving Digital Tapestries in the Academic Library. University of Prince Edward Island Research Breakfast. June 6, 2007. Charlottetown, PEI.PDF 13 MB
  • May the Source Force be With You. CLA/APLA 2007. May 23, 2007. St. John's, Nfld. PDF 30 MB
  • Library 2.0: Threads in the Tapestry. CLA/APLA 2007. May 23, 2007. St. John's, Nfld. PDF 34 MB
  • Weaving a Social Tapestry for Your Library. MLA 2007. May 8, 2007. Winnipeg MB PDF 24 MB
  • Building a Library 2.0 Tapestry. AUCTC Conference 2007. June 4, 2007. Charlottetown, PEI. Podcast
  • UPEI VRE. University of Prince Edward Island. April 4, 2007. Charlottetown, PEI. PDF 1 MB
  • Data Liberation Initiative Director's Update: COPPUL. March 15, 2007. Vancouver, B.C. PDF 2.5 MB
  • Weaving a Digital Tapestry: Capacity Building in the Digital Age. Information Without Borders Conference. March 3, 2007. Halifax, N.S. PDF 8 MB
  • Slow Library. Dalhousie School of Information Management. November 23, 2006. Halifax, N.S. PDF 14 MB | Podcast
  • UPEI Librarian: Priorities and Vision. University of Prince Edward Island. July 4, 2006. Charllottetown, PEI. PDF 10 MB
  • Tools for Digitization. Multicultural Canada Conference. June 2, 2006. Vancouver, B.C. PDF 7 MB
  • Library as Open Source Lego Bricks. APLA 2006. May 27, 2006. Fredericton, N.B. PDF 10 MB
  • FLOSS & eLearning. MADLaT 2006. May 5, 2006. Winnipeg, MB. PDF 6 MB
  • Open Learning. eIFL General Assembly. October 2005. Vilnius, Lithuania. PDF
  • Link Resolvers and OpenURL. eIFL General Assembly. October 2005. Vilnius, Lithuania. PDF
  • Polishing the Needle. Netspeed. October 21, 2005. Edmonton, AB. PDF 10 MB
  • Role of Information and Communication Technology in the Canadian Diaspora. The Role of the Canadian Diaspora in Global Diplomacy and Policy-Making Conference. University of Winnipeg. September 8, 2005. Winnipeg MB. PDF
  • Digital Dumpster? Preserving and Accessing Digital Records. Manitoba Library Conference. May 2005. Winnipeg, MB. PDF
  • Manitobia.ca: Bringing Manitoba's History to Life. Manitoba Library Conference. May 2005. Winnipeg, MB. PDF
  • Leveraging the Technology Edge Workshop Sponsored by Manitobia Library Consortium. May and October 2005. PDF
  • Research in the Digital Age. Manitoba Society for Technical Communication Conference. April 16, 2005. Winnipeg, MB. PDF
  • Linking Systems : Transforming Resource Sharing Through ISO ILL and Other Standards : The OpenILL/LDAP Experience. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference. June 17, 2004. PDF
  • Open is as Open Does: Pulling Success Out of the Open Hat. NASIG 2004. June, 2004. Milwaukee, U.S.A. PDF
  • Linking in a Consortial Environment: The COPPUL Experience. Netspeed 2003 Preconference. October 23, 2003. Edmonton, AB. PDF
  • Linking Systems: Report on an OpenURL Product Review for COPPUL. Access 2003. October 2003. Vancouver, BC. PDF
  • Open Source for Suits. ALA/CLA Annual Conference 2003. June, 2003. Toronto, ON. PDF
  • OpenILL: Open Source and ISO compliant ILL System. ALA/CLA Annual Conference 2003. June 20, 2003. Toronto, ON. PDF
  • Facing the Technology Juggernaut. Manitoba Library Association Conference 2003. May 9, 2003. Winnipeg, MB. PDF
  • Virtual Reference Grows up : Are We Ready? Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2003. February 1, 2003. Toronto, ON. PDF
  • University of Winnipeg Library, 2002 Update. 2002. Winnipeg, MB. PPT.
  • vRef Services at the University of Winnipeg: Practical Lessons and Suggestions for Digital Reference Evaluation. VRef Desk 2002. October 2002, Chicago, IL. PDF
  • Sys/Admin 2002: Working the Darkside. Access 2002. October 22, 2002. Windor, ON. PDF
  • Fathom This Questia: eBrary's Time Has Come?. Access 2001. September 27, 2001. Winnipeg, MB. PDF
  • Crafting Libraries in the New Millennium. CLA 2001. June, 2001. Winnipeg, MB. PDF
  • Crafting Libraries in the New Millennium. BCLA 2001. April 20, 2001. Burnaby, B.C. PDF
  • eBook Generation: Realities for Libraries. BCLA 2001. April 20, 2001. Burnaby, B.C. PDF
  • Coping With Change: Sys/Admin. Access 2000. September 23, 2000. St. John's, Nfld. PDF
  • Future of the Net: Anarchy or CableTV? Information Rights Week SkyWalk Lectures, April 10, 2000. PDF
  • Copyright on the Web. University of Winnipeg, March 29, 2000. PDF.
  • Outside the Box - Senate Library Committee. University of Winnipeg, January 25, 2000. HTML: Internet Archive.
  • www.LittleRedSchoolHouse.com. National School Libraries Association Annual Conference, May 14, 1998. Charlottetown, PEI. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Tripping into the New Millennium: The Perils and Pitfalls of CyberSpace. April 25, 1997. Charlottetown, PEI. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Libraries in the Information Age. FastForward: Coping with Technological Change - UNB Library Assistant Program 10th Anniversary Conference. October 5, 1996. Fredericton, N.B. HTML: Internet Archive
  • CLA 96 Technology Update - Internet Best & Worst. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference. June 6, 1996 - Halifax, N.S. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Searching the Internet: Sifting Through the Digital Dumpster or Navigating the Promised Land of Xanadu. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference. June 5, 1996 - Halifax, N.S. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Hypermedia and The Net - Digital Libraries and the Future of Hypermedia. Hypermedia and The Net, School of Library and Information Studies. March 16, 1996. Halifax, N.S. HTML: Internet Archive
  • St. F.X. Science Forum - Virtual Worlds - Future or Fantasy?. St. F.X. Science Forum. February 16, 1996 Not Available
  • Internet and Business. Special Lecture - Business 469, Technology and Change in Organizations February 19, 1996 Not Available
  • Hypermedia and The Net - Delivering and Managing Hypermedia. Hypermedia and The Net, School of Library and Information Studies. February 10, 1996. Halifax, N.S. Not Available
  • Hypermedia and The Net - Traditional Multimedia Authoring Software. Hypermedia and The Net, School of Library and Information Studies. January 27, 1996. Halifax, N.S. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Hypermedia and The Net - Creating Hypermedia for WWW. Hypermedia and The Net, School of Library and Information Studies. January 13, 1996. Halifax, N.S. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Hypermedia and The Net - Data Formats. Hypermedia and The Net, School of Library and Information Studies. November 4, 1995. Halifax, N.S. HTML: Internet Archives
  • Hypermedia and The Net - Introduction to Hypermedia. Hypermedia and The Net, School of Library and Information Studies. October 14, 1995. Halifax, N.S. HTML: Internet Archive
  • WWW Editors and Authoring Tools. Access '95 - World Wide Web Conference on Gateways and Publishing. October 23, 1995. Fredericton, N.B. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Internet ... and More. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference. June, 1995 - Calgary, Alberta. Not Available
  • Technological Trivia, Tips and Trends. Atlantic Provinces Library Association Annual Conference. May 26, 1995 - Charlottetown, PEI. HTML: Internet Archive
  • WWW Toolkit. Clients and Servers: Information Access in the 1990's Conference. September 8, 1994 - Memorial University, Newfoundland. HTML: Internet Archive
  • Internet Nuts and Bolts: Putting it all Together. Antigonish, N.S.: Angus L. Macdonald Library, 1994.
  • Unique, universal & uniform character encoding (Unicode). Canadian Library Journal. November, 1991.
  • CD-ROM and LANs. In CD-ROM Local Area Networks: A Users's Guide. Edited by Norman Desmarais. Westport, CT: Meckler Corporation, 1991.
  • Windows Menu [Windows Communications Software]. Library Software Review. 9(1):59-63
  • Leggott, M.A. and Stephen Sloan. 1990. Using CD-ROMs across a network: the UNB experiment. Laserdisk Professional. 3(2):91-93.
  • Local Area Networks. Canadian Library Journal. 46(5):303-308.
  • LANs and CD-ROMs. Canadian CD-ROM Newsletter. June (Reprinted in OCLC Micro, 5(4):20-22.
  • Leggott, M.A. and T.O'Brien Leggott. 1987. New Brunswick Information Sources: An annotated bibliography for the Maritime Resources Textbook. Halifax: Maritime Provinces Education Foundation.
  • Pritchard, G. and M.A. Leggott. 1987. Temperature, incubation rates and origins of dragonflies. Advances in Odonatology. 3:121-126. PDF
  • Leggott, M.A. and G. Pritchard. 1986. Thermal preferences and activity thresholds in populations of Argia vivida (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from habitats with different thermal regimes. Hydrobiologia, 140:85-92 PDF
  • Leggott, M.A. and G. Pritchard. 1985. The effect of temperature on rate of egg and larval development in populations of Argia vivida Hagen (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from habitats with different thermal regimes. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 63:2578-2581. PDF
  • Leggott, M.A. and G. Pritchard. 1985. The life cycle of Argia vivida Hagen: development types, growth ratios, and instar identification. Odonatolgica, 14(3):201-210. PDF