Heather Lea Moulaison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
The iSchool at the University of Missouri
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar profile

Research Interests and Background

My primary research interests focus on organization of and access to information through technology.
I hold a doctorate in Library and Information Science (LIS) from Rutgers University (USA); I also hold two Masters (an MSLIS and an MA in French) , both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA).

Current Projects

Current Projects

Find here a snapshot of some of my current work including research projects (publications and presentations) and selected service activities.


Corrado, E. M., Moulaison, H. L. (forthcoming, 2014). Digital preservation for libraries, archives, and museums. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.

Moulaison, H. L. & Million, A. J. (accepted). The disruptive qualities of linked data in the library environment: Analysis and recommendations. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.

Moulaison, H. L. & Million, A. J. (accepted). E-publishing in libraries: The [digital] preservation imperative. OCLC Systems & Services.

Moulaison, H. L., Dykas, F., & Budd, J. M. (2014). Foucault, the author, and intellectual debt: Capturing the author-function through attributes, relationships, and events in knowledge organization systems. Knowledge Organization, 41(1).

Sweet, L. E. & Moulaison, H. L. (2013). Electronic health records metadata: Challenges for big data in the United States. Big Data 1(4): 245-251. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/big.2013.0023 DOI:10.1089/big.2013.0023

Moulaison, H. L. & Stanley, S. N. (2013). Beyond failure: Potentially mitigating failed author searches in the online library catalog though the use of linked data. Journal of Web Librarianship, 7(1), 37-57. DOI: 10.1080/19322909.2013.738562

Moulaison, H. L. (2012). A new cataloging curriculum in a time of innovation: Exploring a modular approach to online delivery. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 50(2-3), 94-109. DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2011.653096

Moulaison, H. L. (2012). Quelle étiquette devrons-nous porter ? : la bibliothèque dans l’ère du web participatif. Documentation et bibliothèques, 58(1), 17-27.

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Moulaison, H. L. (upcoming: 2014, August 25). L’autoédition au sein de la bibliothèque publique : étude de cas d’une nouvelle génération de bibliothèque participative. 3e Congrès mondial de l’Association Internationale Francophone des Bibliothécaires et Documentalistes (AIFBD), Limoges, France, August 23-25, 2014.

Moulaison, H. L. (upcoming: 2014, August 18). Authors and authorities in post-RDA library systems: a case study. Sponsor: Universal Bibliographic Control in the Digital Age. IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly (IFLA), Lyon, France, 16-22 August, 2014.

Moulaison, H. L. & Bishop, W. (upcoming: 2014, May). Organizing and representing geographic information. Paper presented at the Thirteenth International ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) Conference, Krakow, Poland, May 19-22, 2014.

Moulaison, H. L. (2013, November 3). Complexities of authors and authorities in KOSs. In panel: Mitchell, E., Srikantiaiah, K., Rathbun-Grubb, S., Moulaison, H. L., & Greenberg, J. Spanning boundaries and disciplines: Linked, open and cloud-based community metadata [panel] (convener, E. Mitchell). ASIS&T Annual 2013 Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, Canada, November 1-6, 2013.

Moulaison, H. L. (2013, November 5). High-quality access for electronic content: A proposal for a metadata quality assessment for digital collections. In panel Budd, J.M., Burns, C. S., & Moulaison, H. L. High-stakes information: Deciding what constitutes quality in our products of communication [panel]. ASIS&T Annual 2013 Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, Canada, November 1-6, 2013.

Moulaison, H. L., Dykas, F., & Budd, J. M. (2013, June 14). Contextualizing the author: A Foucauldian reflection on selected vocabularies and projects. Paper presented at the International Society for Knowledge Organization: Chapter for Canada and United States (NASKO), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, June 13-14, 2013.


International Standardization Organization (ISO), TC46/WG4 to revise ISO 5127, Information and documentation -- Vocabulary; one of three US experts on the working group.

Editor, Research and Applications, Library and Information Science Research Electronic (LIBRES) Journal’s peer-reviewed section, ISSN: 1058-6768; first issue as editor: March 2009 (October 2008- )

Editorial Board Member:

  • Library Hi Tech (June 2012- )
  • Documentation et bibliothèques (October 2012- )

  • Advisory Board Member:
  • Third Iron, LCC (September 2012- )
  • ELIME-21: Educating Librarians in the Middle East (School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) (December 2011- )

  • Session Chair. Moulaison, H. L. (2014, March 6) Paper Session 11: Discussing Data Quality. iConference 2014, Berlin, Germany, March 4-7, 2014.

    Session Chair. Moulaison, H. L. (2013, February 13). 2nd International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2013), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Dehli, India, February 12-15, 2013.

    Additional Info

    Information about a range of my other professional activities.


    Search my personal repository Codabox for syllabi from classes taught 2011-present.

    South Africa Study Abroad 2014

    Travel guide for iSchool students. My class, ISLT 9410 Digital Libraries for Archival Content, will permit students to get hands-on experience working with content at the Mayibuye Archives at the University of the Western Cape.

    Peer Review

    Library Hi Tech (July 2010- )
    Documentation et bibliothèques (October 2012- )
    Journal of Library Metadata special issue (Volume 12, Issue 2-3, 2012) "The Functional Future of Bibliographic Control" (Shawne Miksa, editor)
    ASIST Annual Meeting (2012, 2013)

    Recent Invited Presentations

    Moulaison, H. L. (2014, February 20). Linked data and RDA. In "Is RDA on Your RaDAr?" Amigos Library Services, Inc.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2013, May 22). When opportunity knocks? Challenges associated with implementing linked data in libraries. Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Webinar.

    Keynote: Moulaison, H. L. (2013, February 14). Linked Data in the Library Cloud: Technology of the Future? 2nd International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2013), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Dehli, India, February 12-15, 2013.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2012, December 5) Cooperation and French collections in academic libraries of North America: CIFNAL, etc. In class: « Bibliothèques internationales » ; French national library school: enssib (École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques), Villeurbanne (Lyon), France.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2012, November 9). Rudi Weiss Memorial Lecture (Keynote). Bridges to the future?: Technology, libraries, and linked data. New York Library Association’s Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology (SMART). 2012 NYLA Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA, November 7-10, 2012.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2012, March 12). The reality of the cloud: Implications of cloud computing for mobile library technologies. 18th Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association, Arabian Gulf Chapter 2012, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, (March 12-14, 2012).

    Awards and Honors

    Chercheur associée (« Associated researcher »), L'École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (Enssib) (« French National Library and Information Science School »), Lyon, France.

    Moulaison, H. L. (PI) & Dykas, F. (2013, December). Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant Award. Metadata Creation and Quality: Towards a Metadata Creation Seal of Approval for Digital Repositories. $2,000.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2011, October). Faculty International Travel (FIT) funding. Office of Research, University of Missouri, for participation in and travel to AIFBD conference in Martinique. $1,500.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2008-2009). Fulbright Senior Scholar, Traditional Fulbright grant, United States Department of State, grant to teach in Morocco at the Ecole des sciences de l’information.

    Chapters in Edited Volumes

    Stewart, K. & Moulaison, H. L. (accepted). Intellectual property in the Northern African knowledge society: History, analysis, and current state. In A. Click (Ed.) ELIME. Berlin, De Gruyter Saur. (Global Studies in Libraries and Information)

    Moulaison, H. L., & Schuster, K. (accepted). Metadata, the final frontier. In J. Murphy (ed.), A Future of Libraries: Technology and Change. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

    Million, A. J., & Moulaison, H. L. (in press, expected pub, 2014). Impetus to innovate: Convergence and library trends. In K. Varnum (ed.), Top Technology Trends: A LITA Guide. Chicago: ALA Editions. (accepted 2013)

    Moulaison, H. L. (2011). The new era of Moroccan libraries: Perceptions of a Fulbrighter. In R. Sharma (Ed.) Technology and libraries in the twenty first century: An international perspective. Vol. 1. (pp. 225-240). Berlin: De Gruyter Saur. ISBN: 978-3-11-027056-3 (final acceptance 2011)

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