I am an information scholar whose ongoing research, teaching, and service activities are concerned with music information (and multi-sensory information), history and foundations of Library and Information Science, and epistemology.
My research is in the areas of linked data; music information description, organization, behavior, and retrieval; oral/aural information; time and memory; theory, philosophy, and epistemology in Library and Information Science; and, information ethics.
I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, Ireland, where I lead the LITMUS (Linked Irish Traditional MUSic) project. LITMUS focuses on the building of a linked data ontology specifically suited towards Irish traditional music and dance, as well as other orally-based music traditions. To learn more about LITMUS, watch the introductory video:
As chair of the History and Foundations of Information Science special interest group of the Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) for 2017-2018, my service activities also aim to further our discipline through making connections between foundational constructs and present LIS research streams.
I hold a Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies (2016), a M.S. in Library and Information Studies (2012), a M.A. in Arts Administration (2008), and a B.A. in Music (2005) from Florida State University.