Harriette Hemmasi


The title of my presentation is: The Impact of Technology on the Future of Libraries

Here is a brief summary:  

Hemmasi’s presentation focuses on ways in which technology has impact on the services, collections, spaces, and staffing in today’s and tomorrow’s libraries.  She also addresses how changes in teaching, learning, and research, as well as the evolving expectations of students, faculty, and the general public are affecting the future of libraries.    


Masters of Library & Information Science, U. California at Berkeley
Masters of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington
Bachelors of Music, Baylor University


8/18 --                         Dean of the Library, Georgetown University.  Washington, DC
9/05-7/18                    Joukowsky Family University Librarian, Brown University



Spring 1996                Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS): Advanced Cataloging and Classification
Spring 1995                Long Island University, Palmer School of Library & Information Science: Classification seminar, guest lecturer

1991‑92                      Rutgers University, SCILS:  Cataloging and Classification semester course ‑ fall and spring semesters)


Video Documentation:  “Transforming Digital Scholarship.”  Fall, 2012.  http://vimeo.com/53156593
Brown University: the 21st Century Library.”  Spring, 2010.  http://library.brown.edu/about/21st_century/


Music Subject Headings, compiled from Library of Congress Subject Headings, 2nd edition, compiled by Harriette Hemmasi, Soldier Creek Press,  Lake Crystal, MN, 1998.


“Transforming Libraries,” Faculty Bulletin, Brown University, Spring, 2016.

“Trends in Digital Scholarship Centers,” Harriette Hemmasi, Vivian Lewis, and Joan Lippincott in Educause Review Online, June 16, 2014.  http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/trends-digital-scholarship-centers

“Saving Libraries from Digital Destruction,” Providence Journal, March 25, 2007; also available online: http://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/harriette-hemmasi-saving-libraries-from-digital-destruction/

“From Abstract to Virtual Entities: Implementation of Work-Based Searching in a Multimedia Digital Library,” Mark Notess, Jenn Riley, and Harriette Hemmasi, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. v. 3232, (2004), p. 157-167.  Volume title: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries:  8th European Conference, ECDL, Bath, UK, September 12-17, 2004. Proceedings, edited by Rachel Henry, Liz Lyon.

“Community-Based Content Control,” Harriette Hemmasi, chapter in book, Metadata in Practice,  edited by Diane Hillmann and Elaine Westbrook, ALA Editions, 2004, p. 191-202.

“Why not MARC?” Harriette Hemmasi, Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Music              Information Retrieval, ISMIR 2002, Paris, France, October 13-17, 2002; also available  online: http://ismir2002.ircam.fr/Proceedings/02-FP08-3.pdf



Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2015-2019)

Co-principal investigator for the development, publication, and preservation of born-digital, interactive, long-form monographs by Brown faculty in the humanities

Microsoft Research (2010-2012)

In collaboration with Professor Andy van Dam, development of scholarly applications incorporating library and large-format museum materials for the Microsoft Surface.   

Brown University, Office of the Vice President for Research Seed Grant (2009-2010)

“Advancing Digital Scholarship with Touch-Surfaces and Large-Format Interactive Display Walls.”  Collaboration between the Library, and Professors Andy van Dam (Computer Science), Massimo Riva (Italian Studies), Gabriel Taubin (Engineering).

Modernist Journal Project (2007-2012)

NEH funded project to create a digital archive of modernist journals -- for the study of the rise of modernism in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature at the center



2018    University of Calgary (scheduled for May 2018) (Calgary, Canada)                      Member of Review Team for
Academic Research and University Libraries: Creating a New Collaborative Future Project”

2013    University of the West Indies (Kinston, Jamaica)                

Member of Review Team for University Library  
2009    Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) Member of Review Team for Music Library