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The DOCAM Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections

© DOCAM 2010

Day 1, Session 2

Madeleine Lafaille (Canadian Heritage Information Network)

Anne-Marie Zeppetelli (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal)

Cindy Veilleux (DOCAM)

Respondent: Sandra Fauconnier (Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam)


This presentation summarizes the research conducted by the DOCAM Research Alliance Cataloguing and Structure Committee, with particular emphasis on the results achieved. The content and functioning of DOCAM’s Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections is also included.


* Please note that this presentation was partially given in French but has been dubbed in English


Madeleine Lafaille is a Heritage Information Analyst with the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). She has worked within the museum field for the past 25 years. She is a specialist in museum collections documentation and management. Within this area of expertise, she has worked on the development and application of metadata and vocabulary standards for computerized museum collection information. She has implemented programs and supervised numerous projects, as well as taught courses and workshops dealing with the creation and management of digital heritage content. After completing a BA in History and Anthropology, Madeleine Lafaille obtained a Museology Master’s degree at the Université de Montréal. More recently, she has pursued research on knowledge organization systems for museum collections and digital heritage content. This interest extends to the semantic interoperability of online content, as well as the convergence of information between library, archival and museum collections.


Anne-Marie Zeppetelli has worked in the collection archives department of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) since 1989 and has been a collection archivist since 2000. Her educational background is in art history and plastic arts, and she holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University (1994). She has many years of experience in museology, having begun her career at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1982 as a photographer and documentalist. In 1997, she participated in the development and implementation of a new data management system for the MACM collections and was also involved in a number of projects to disseminate works on the Web, including, most notably, ARTimage, a Web site developed in partnership with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She also collaborated on the Digital Art project led by the Canadian Heritage Information Network. Since 2005, she has been a member of the DOCAM Research Alliance Cataloguing and Structure Committee.


Cindy Veilleux conducted her graduate work in museology with an emphasis on the conservation of collections. Her undergraduate studies focused on art history and plastic arts at Université Laval. She works with the Société des musées québécois (SMQ), where she has filled a number of positions and has been involved in projects associated with the documentation of collections, museum governance, and museology training and professional development. She is currently responsible for Communication and is preparing for the États généraux des musées (2009-2011). Cindy was a DOCAM research assistant (Cataloguing and Structure Committee) at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, where she coordinated the production of the Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections.


The DOCAM Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections