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About Joanne Paterson

Joanne Paterson is currently a member of the WL RSC Team.  We assist researchers and departments looking to gain more citations and impact by using Western Libraries' institutional repository, Scholarship@Western, and other open repositories. The RSC Team  (  also can assist faculty members and students in understanding open access and meeting grant requirements for open access publishing ; creating a data management plan;  finding data and statistics; Geographical Information Systems and story mapping, measuring impact, avoiding predatory publishers; maintaining your copyright; and more!

Joanne holds a BMus in Music History and Literature, a BA in General Humanities and an MA in Musicology from The University of Calgary, in addition to an MScILS from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. 
Bragging rights: Honourary Scot


May 2018 - Present Head, Research and Scholarly Communcation, Western University Western Libraries
Present Research & Scholarly Communication, Librairan, Western University ‐ Western Libraries

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Joanne Paterson, BMus, BA in General Humanities, MA in Musicology, MScILS
Head, Research and Scholarly Communcation
M2 D.B.Weldon Library
Western Libraries
Western University
London, ON N6A 3K7


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