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.

Peer Reviewed Articles (Recent)

Moulaison, H. L., Dykas, F., & Gallant, K. (accepted: 2015, March). OpenDOAR repositories and metadata practices. D-Lib.

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), 30-43.

Moulaison, H. L. & Million, A. J. (2014). The disruptive qualities of linked data in the library environment: Analysis and recommendations. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 52(4), 367-387. 10.1080/01639374.2014.880981

Lowrance, N. J., & Moulaison, H. L. (2014). A comparison of skimming comprehension in two online document presentation environments. Library Hi Tech, 32(3). doi: 10.1108/LHT-01-2014-0011.

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

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 (Recent)

Dykas, F., Moulaison, H., & Gallant, K. (upcoming, 2014, October). Quality metadata: Reinventing service. Paper presented at the Missouri Library Association 2014 Annual Conference, Columbia, Missouri, USA, October 8-10, 2014.

Moulaison, H. L. (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. (2014, August 18). Authors and authorities in post-RDA library systems: A case study. paper 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. (2014, May 21). 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.


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.

    • Principles of Cataloging and Classification
    • Emerging Technologies in Libraries
    • Metadata
    • Organization of Information
    • Basics of Archival Principles and Standards (1 credit)


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

    Corrado, E. M., & Moulaison, H. L. (Eds.). (2011). Getting started with cloud computing: A LITA guide (Guide #16). New York: Neal-Schuman. ISBN: 978-1-55570-749-1 (N-S website) (accepted 2011)

    Moulaison, H. L., & King, J. (2011). CLA national salary survey. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association. ISBN: 978-0-88802-336-0

    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, 2014)
    ALISE 2015
    AIFBD (Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes) Conference (2014)

    Recent Invited Presentations

    Moulaison, H. L. (2014, May 12). Les médias sociaux et les nouvelles technologies de communication. French national library and information science school: Enssib (École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques), Villeurbanne (Lyon), France.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2014, May 12). Les « maker spaces » aux Etats-Unis et la préservation des données numériques. French national library and information science school: Enssib (École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques), Villeurbanne (Lyon), France.

    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.

    American Library Association, ALA Councilor-at-Large, elected by ALA membership, 2014-2017.

    Association internationale Francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes (AIFBD), Administrative Council, elected by AIFBD membership, 2014-2017.

    Moulaison, H. L. (PI). (2014). Public Memory through Private eStories. Enterprise Fund, The iSchool at the University of Missouri. $12,500.

    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. (accepted). Les projets participatifs en bibliothèques académiques américaines. In R. Bats (Ed.) Construire la participation des publics dans les bibliothèques : enjeux, défis, mises en œuvre. Villeurbanne, France: Presses de l’Enssib.

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

    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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