Dan Scott - Curriculum vitae

Associate Librarian
Department of Library and Archives
Laurentian University


PhD in Information Studies: 2018-

School of Information Studies
McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada


  • McCall MacBain Fellowship in Arts (2018-2019)

Masters of Information Studies

(Information Systems stream): 1996-1998
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • FIAA Student Jubilee Award (1998)
  • Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award (1998)
  • University of Toronto Open Master’s Fellowship (1997)

Bachelor of Arts

(English and Philosophy): 1992-1996
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


  • University of Sudbury Scholarship (Bishop Alexander Carter, 1994)
  • University of Sudbury Scholarship (Ruth Fee, 1993)
  • First Year English Essay Prize (1993)
  • Laurentian University Faculty Scholarship (1993)

Professional experience

Laurentian University (2006-)

Associate Librarian & Chair of the department of Library and Archives (2016-2018)

  • Installing, creating or customizing, and maintaining information systems
  • Launched scholarly communications as a service (2017)
  • Wrote a constitution which was adopted by the Department of Library and Archives (2016-2017)
  • Liaison to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the School of Sport Administration

Assistant Librarian (2006-2015)

  • Contributed to the development of, and led migration to, the Evergreen library system
  • Installed, created or customized, and maintained information systems
  • Served as liaison to the Faculty of Management, Faculty of Education, Department of Math and Computer Science, and School of Human Kinetics

IBM Canada, Toronto (1998-2006)

Product manager, DB2 Universal Database for Linux and UNIX (2004-2006)

  • Coordinated product requirements with customers and partners including Red Hat and Zend
  • Led the development of and documented the ibm_db2 driver and the PDO standard database API for PHP programming language

Information architect, DB2 Universal Database and IBM Software Group (2001-2004)

  • Led a team of 25 writers in Toronto and Silicon Valley to rearchitect a library of 40 manuals as one set of web-based, topic-oriented documentation
  • Developed the documentation indexing, linking, and build system
  • Piloted and standardized the adoption of the Eclipse Information Center as IBM Software Group’s documentation search and delivery solution

Technical writer, DB2 Universal Database application development (1998-2001)

  • Updated manuals including the DB2 Application Development Guide and the DB2 Message Reference
  • Wrote and tested sample applications on Windows, Linux, UNIX, and OS/2

Scholarly activity


Zikopoulos, P., Scott, D., & Baklarz, G. (2006). Apache Derby: off to the races. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Pub. as IBM Press.

Articles - peer-reviewed

Scott, D. (2015). White Hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Structured Web Data for Libraries. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 10(1). Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/3328

Articles - refereed

Allison-Cassin, S., & Scott, D. (2018). Wikidata: a platform for your library’s linked open data. The Code4Lib Journal, (40). Retrieved from http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/13424
Maley, D., & Scott, D. (2016). The Labour Studies Index. Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies. Retrieved from http://cawls.ca/en/1167-2/
Scott, D. (2010). Easing Gently into OpenSRF. The Code4Lib Journal, (10). Retrieved from http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/3284
Scott, D., & Beswick, K. (2008). Quick Lookup Laptops in the Library: Leveraging Linux with a SLAX LiveCD. The Code4Lib Journal, (2). Retrieved from http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/49
Beccaria, M., & Scott, D. (2007). Fac-Back-OPAC: An Open Source Interface to Your Library System. Computers in Libraries, 27(9), 6–8, 53–54, 56.
Scott, Dan (2005). PHP on IBM Cloudscape. International PHP Magazine.

Published conference proceedings

Scott, D. (2014). Seeding Structured Data by Default via Open Source Library Systems. In V. Presutti, C. d’Amato, F. Gandon, M. d’Aquin, S. Staab, & A. Tordai (Eds.), The Semantic Web: Trends and Challenges (Vol. 8465, pp. 659674). Cham: Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-07443-6_44
Scott, D., & Seagren, R. (2002). Creating a Massive Master Index for HTML and Print. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference on Computer Documentation (pp. 186–193). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/584955.584983


2017 Bibliothek & Information Deutschland conference participation grant to attend SWIB17