"I can't have information I know would be of interest to someone and not share it." — Sanford Berman

My research interests fall between the intersections of traditional library cataloging and emerging technologies. I am interested in how libraries can leverage metadata to create innovative systems to provide better access to their collections. I write and lecture on library history, open-source solutions, metadata standards, linked data and community outreach.

Forthcoming Works:

Billey, A. & Haugen, M. (Expected Spring 2016). The queer joy of Cataloging. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.

 

Peer Reviewed Articles

Billey, A., Drabinski, E., & Roberto, K.R. (2014). What’s gender got to do with it: A critique of RDA 9.7. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. 52 (4), 412-421.

Nichols, A., Billey, A., Spitzform, P., Stokes, A., & Tran, C. (2014). Kicking the tires: A usability study of Primo discovery tool. Journal of Web Librarianship, 53 (5-6).

 

Presentations (* Invited Speaker)

Baxmeyer, J., Billey, A. (2018, May 1-2). PCC BIBFRAME Task Group. Presented at the LD4P/LD4L-Labs Community Meeting, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

*Billey, A. Drabinski, E. Eichorc, K. (2018, April 18). The Power of Words: Library Knowledge Systems and their Impact on Access. Panel discussion at the Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Wacker, M., Billey, A. (2018, April 4). ArtFrame: Extending Library Ontologies for Works of Art. ALCTS Webinar Series.

*Billey, A., Sack, N. (2018, Feb. 11). Recording Gender in Name Authority Records: Recommendations from the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group. Presented at ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.

Billey, A., Drabinski, E. (2018, March 15). Cataloging, Gender, and RDA Rule 9.7. ALCTS Webinar Series.

*Billey, A. (2017, Nov. 14). Stringing Us Along: From Traditional Authorities to Identity Management in Library Technical Services. Presented at the NYSTL Fall Program, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library, NYC.

*Billey, A. (2017, Oct. 27 & 28). BIBFRAME and Linked Data. OLAC Catalogers Network Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.

Billey, A. (2017, Oct. 24). Linked Data in Practice: the LD4P Initiative. DLF Forum, Pittsburgh, PA.

Billey, A. (2017, April 24). Identity Management see (also) Authority Control. Presented at the LD4P/LD4L-Labs Community Meeting, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.  

*Billey, A., Rendall, R. (2017, June 8). Foundations in Linked Data for Serialists. Presented at NASIG Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Billey, A., O’Malley, D., Light, J. (2016, June 27). Achieving staff buy-in: A collaborative approach for workflow analysis. Presented at ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group at ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Tims, A., Geiger, B.K., Billey, A. & O’Dell, A.J. (2016, June 22). Linked data consumption for the rare materials librarian: an introduction and how-to. Presented at the Rare Books and Manuscript Section Annual Meeting, Coral Gables, FL.

*Billey, A. (2016, May 23). Linked data in libraries: another fad or paradigm shift? Keynote presented at the Eastern New York Association for College and Research Libraries Spring Conference, Saratoga Spring, New York.

Billey, A. & Haugen, M. (2016, April 23). Cataloging people : a critical response to the treatment of queer identities in library cataloging standards. Presented at the Gender and Sexuaity in Information Science Colloquium. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia.

*Billey, A. (2016, April 1). Introduction Linked Data and BIBFRAME Workshop. Presented at the SENYLRC, Highland, New York.

*Billey A. & Drabinski, E. (2016, March 23). Cataloging, Gender, and RDA Rule 9.7. Presented at the Metropolitan Library Council, New York, New York.

*Billey, A. (2015, Nov. 12). Introduction Linked Data and BIBFRAME. Presented at the Connecticut Technical Services Section Fall Meeting, Farmington, Connecticut.

*Billey, A. (2015, Oct. 27). BIBFRAME basics. Presented at the New England Library Association Annual Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Billey, A. & Drabinski, E. (2015, June 28). Queering the LC Name Authority File. Presented the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Billey, A. & O’Dell, A. (2015, June 27). Publishing RBMS Controlled Vocabularies Linked Data Project. Presented the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Billey, A. (2015, May. 19). Project management apps for busy librarians. Presented at the Annual Vermont Library Conference, Burlington Vermont.

Billey, A. (2015, May 6). Time management for technical services managers. ALCTS Webinar Series.

Billey, A. (2015, April 10). BIBFRAME basics. Presented at the New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Spring Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Billey, A. (2014, Oct. 23). Content strategies for academic library websites. Presented at College and Special Library Section, Vermont Library Association, Barre, Vermont.

Billey, A. (2014, June 28). Time management for wearing many hats. Presented at ALCTS Showcase. American Library Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Billey, A. (2014, May 20). Presidential panel: Drugs and libraries. Annual Vermont Library Conference, Colchester, Vermont.

Billey, A. (2014, April 11). Intro to technology for tech services. Presented at the New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Spring Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Billey, A. (2013, April 12). Time management for wearing many hats. Presented at the New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Spring Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Billey, A. (2013, May 21). RDA Bootcamp. Presented at Annual Vermont Library Conference, Colchester, Vermont.

Billey, A. (2013, May 21). Usability Testing to Enhance the User Experience. Presented at Annual Vermont Library Conference, Colchester, Vermont.

Billey, A. (2012, October 22). Omeka for digital archives. Presented at Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board “Un-conference,” Barre, Vermont.

Billey, A. (2012, August 7). Time based cataloging priorities: procedure with context. Poster presented at University of Vermont Libraries Conference Day, Burlington, Vermont.

Three Approaches to Community-based Arching, M-LEAD Lecture (2011)

PACore: Performing Arts Metadata, SAA Poster (2010)

 

Other Projects:

Vermont Queer Archives, Metadata consultant (2013-present)

Digital Transgender Archive, Metadata consultant (2013-present)

Greenpoint Poetry Sites, Collaborator (2009)