Hello everyone, I’m Nancy Lemay a digital humanities librarian at the University of Ottawa, Canada. I’m really glad I found out about the Canadian local group. Making data available to students is quite important to me. Students want to be passionate about their class projects and how batter to make it appealing to them than to have some Canadian open data. Since I’m working in national capital and we have so many GLAM institutions in Ottawa, I’m hoping to be able to work more with the local GLAM institutions to make their collections (primarily archival collections) available to students and researchers. I’m seeing to many professors using DPLA data, nothing against DPLA, but we need to spend more time on curating and promoting public engagement around Canadian content.
This is my profile summary from LinkedIn (to sum up my work experiences):
Nancy is currently a Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Ottawa and is particularly interested in digital asset management of complex and diverse research data collections (both born digital and not) in the digital humanities. Nancy is involved in HGIS research projects and network analysis research projects. Prior to this, Nancy worked as social science data specialist and GIS Librarian.
Nancy’s professional history includes usage of DDI metadata standard to facilitate access to survey data and geospatial metadata standards (FGDC and ISO19115) to facilitate discovery and dissemination portions of the data life cycle.
Nancy received her MLIS from McGill; she completed her MSc. in Earth Sciences at University of Ottawa. She received her B.A. undergraduate degree with honors in Environmental Studies and Minor in Geography from University of Ottawa.