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About Joanne Paterson

Joanne Paterson is currently the Head of Western Libraries Research and Scholarly Communcation Team.  Our team assists researchers and departments looking to gain more citations and impact by using Western Libraries' institutional repository, Scholarship@Western, and other open repos. The RSC Team can assist faculty members and students in understanding open access and meeting grant requirements for open access publishing ; creating a data manamgement plan; finding data and stastistics; Geographical Information Systems and story mapping, measuring impact, avoiding predatory publishers; maintining 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


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