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Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott

Associate Librarian, Library & Archives
Library and Archives


Dan Scott has been a systems librarian at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario since 2006. He contributes to a number of open source efforts, such as the Evergreen library system, PHP's File_MARC module, the Fedora Linux distribution, and the Mozilla Developer Network. In the interests of building a local software development community, he founded the Google Developer Group (Sudbury) in 2012. As of 2016, Dan is the Past-President of the Ontario Library Information Technology Association. His research interests include publishing and transformed linked & structured open data and integrating open source software and methodology into academic institutions. And he enjoys hitting the trails in Sudbury (on either his mountain bike or cross country skis) from time to time. 


  • B.A. (Honours) English & Philosophy, Laurentian University
  • Master of Information Studies, University of Toronto

On The Web


  • Free/libre/open source software and open standards development, with a focus on adoption in educational institutions.
  • Publishing and consuming linked open data and structured data on the web, with a focus on bibliographic data and library systems.




  • Priest, Simon, Stephen D. Ritchie, and Daniel B. Scott, eds. Outdoor Living in Canada. eCampusOntario, 2024.

  • Akerman, Laura, Allison Bailund, Hector Correa, Tom Cramer, Ashleigh Faith, Steven Folsom, Susan Hoover, et al. “LD4 Knowledge Panel Recipe.” March 15, 2024.

  • Fortier, Alexandre, Heather Pretty, Daniel B. Scott, and Olivier Spéciel. “Are Canadian Libraries Ready to Transition from MARC to BIBFRAME?” Canadian Association of Information Science, 2020.

  • Fortier, Alexandre, Heather J. Pretty, and Daniel B. Scott. “Assessing the Readiness for and Knowledge of BIBFRAME in Canadian Libraries.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 60, no. 8 (September 10, 2022): 1–28.

  • Allison-Cassin, Stacy, and Dan Scott. “Wikidata: A Platform for Your Library’s Linked Open Data.” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 40 (May 4, 2018).

  • Canadian BIBFRAME Readiness Task Force. “A Plain-Language Description of BIBFRAME and Its Potential Impact on Canadian Libraries.” Canadian Federation of Library Associations-Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques, October 28, 2019.

  • Scott, D. (2015). White Hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Structured Web Data for Libraries. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 10(1). Retrieved 10 Jul 2015 (

  • Scott, Dan (2014). “Seeding Structured Data by Default via Open Source Library Systems.” In The Semantic Web: Trends and Challenges, edited by Valentina Presutti, Claudia d’ Amato, Fabien Gandon, Mathieu d’ Aquin, Steffen Staab, and Anna Tordai, 659–674. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8465. Springer International Publishing. (

  • Scott, Dan (2010). “Easing Gently into OpenSRF.” The Code4Lib Journal 22 Jun 2010. Retrieved 24 Sep 2010 (

  • Scott, Dan and Beswick, Kevin (2008). “Quick Lookup Laptops in the Library: Leveraging Linux with a SLAX LiveCD.” The Code4Lib Journal 24 Mar 2008. Retrieved 22 Sep 2008 (

  • Beccaria, Mike and Scott, Dan (2007). “Fac-back-OPAC: An open source interface to your library system.” Computers in Libraries, 27(9, pp. 6-8, 53-4), 56.

  • Zikopoulos, Paul C., George Baklarz, and Dan Scott. Apache Derby -- Off to the Races: Includes Details of IBM Cloudscape. IBM Press, 2005. 576 pages.

  • Scott, Dan (2005). “PHP on IBM Cloudscape.” International PHP Magazine. 2005/03. Frankfurt: Software & Support Verlag GmbH.

  • Scott, Dan and Seagren, Ronnie (2002). "Creating a massive master index for HTML and print." In Proceedings of the 20th annual international conference on computer documentation. New York, NY: ACM Press: 186-193. (