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Sylvie Lafortune

Sylvie Lafortune
Government Information and Data Librarian
J. N. Desmarais Library
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario

Sylvie Lafortune is an Associate Librarian at Laurentian University of Sudbury, one of the two bilingual universities in Canada. Her main area of responsibility is Government Information, Data and GIS. She is currently Chair of the Department of Library and Archives at her institution. For the past few years, she has enjoyed being the faculty advisor for the World University Service of Canada Local Committee at Laurentian.

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Most frequently used terms in this author's articles (ordered by total usage / articles): "data", "research", "gis", "data management", "e-government", "archives", "infrastructure", "knowledge management", "software", "repositories". See interactive data charts for more details on all tags associated with this author.

Profile last updated: 
December 2011

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Number of Ariadne articles written (or co-written) by this author: 6.

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Book Review: Integrating Geographic Information Systems Into Library Services

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a much needed work on offering GIS services in libraries.

issue58 January 2009

bibliographic data, data, database, geospatial data, gis, google, interoperability, laurentian university, metadata, preservation, research, software, vocabularies

Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?

issue59 April 2009

american library association, archives, cd-rom, collection development, data, dissemination, dvd, e-government, geospatial data, gis, jisc information environment, laurentian university, preservation, resource discovery

Book Review: The Expert Library

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book taking a hard look at academic libraries, how they are being redefined and what skills will be required of the staff who will move them forward.

issue67 July 2011

archives, cataloguing, curation, data, e-science, gis, instructional design, intellectual property, laurentian university, metadata, preservation, research, university of illinois, visualisation

Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.

issue68 March 2012

archives, copyright, curation, data, database, digital repositories, e-learning, framework, further education, gis, google, graphics, higher education, interoperability, laurentian university, library management systems, licence, mobile, preservation, repositories, research, resource discovery, search technology, software, standards, tag cloud, virtual research environment, web 2.0, wireless

Book Reviews: Digital Information and Knowledge Management, and Print Vs. Digital

Sylvie Lafortune looks at two books edited by Sul H. Lee dealing with the impact of digital information on libraries, librarianship, information providers and library users.

issue54 January 2008

andrew w mellon foundation, archives, cataloguing, cornell university, data, data set, digital library, digitisation, dissemination, elsevier, gis, google, higher education, jstor, knowledge management, learning objects, licence, preservation, research, standards, visualisation, vocabularies, web 2.0

Data Science Professionals: A Global Community of Sharing

Sylvie Lafortune reports on the 37th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), held over 30 May – 3 June 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

issue68 March 2012

algorithm, archives, association of research libraries, cessda, controlled vocabularies, data, data citation, data management, data set, data without boundaries, datacite, dcc, ddi, digital repositories, e-science, framework, gis, iassist, identifier, infrastructure, laurentian university, lod, massachusetts institute of technology, metadata, microdata, ms word, national science foundation, nesstar, ontologies, open data, open source, portal, rdf, repositories, research, schema, simon fraser university, software, standards, university of alberta, visualisation, xml, yale university
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