Concordia University

Mia Massicotte

Systems Librarian

Office: S-LB 527-10 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7783


McGill University, Graduate School of Library Science. M.L.S. (1974-76)

Research interests

Reference rot

Discovery systems

MARC bibliographic and authority data

Metadata management


Selected publications

Massicotte, M; Botter, K. 2017. Reference rot in the repository: a case study of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in a Canadian academic library. Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), 36 (1):11-28. 

Available in Spectrum:

Massicotte, M. Sierra User Permissions - Quick Lists (no SQL). IUG Clearinghouse, 2015.

Library Virtual Tour, 1996-2000. An original web-based Digital Project

Massicotte, M. 1988. Improved browsable displays for online subject access. Information technology and libraries. 7(4):373-380.

Personal blog at

Book Review Editor, Canadian Journal of Information Science, 1992-1996. Journal name changed to Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science during this period.


Massicotte, Mia; Botter, Kathleen. 2017. Reference rot, a digital preservation issue beyond file formats. Poster session. ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference, Burlington, Vt. May 2017 on Reframing librarianship in the 21st century.  

Massicotte, Mia; Botter, Kathleen. 2016. Reference rot analysis of PhD theses in Spectrum, Concordia's institutional repository. Concordia University Library 14th Annual Research Forum, Montreal, 2016. 

Massicotte, Mia; Searle, Brent. 2016. Encore Duet: Two Implementations.  Academic Library Symposium, Toronto Public Library, 2016

Massicotte, Mia; Sanders, Martha Rice. 2015. Using Review Files and Global Update, Sierra Style; or, which version are you on? 23rd Annual IUG Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015.

Massicotte, Mia; Annis, Eleanor; Chou, Yu-Lan; Chu, Patrick. 2012. Load Profile Forum. Presenter and moderator. IUG 2012 Conference. April 17. Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chicago, Illinois.

Annis, Eleanor; Massicotte, Mia; Chou, Yu-Lan. 2011. Load Profile Forum. Co-presenter and moderator. IUG 2011 Conference. April 15. Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, California.

Library automation and networking, Feb. 1995. McGill Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.

Implementing the CLUES system. CREPUQ Portes Ouvertes, May 6 & 7, 1993.

SHARAF Implementation: a study prepared for CREPUQ Chief Librarians and RIBLIN (Réseau Informatique des Bibliothèques/ Information Network) Technical Services Staff. McGill Graduate School of Library Science, 1981. Feasibility of implementing a SHared Authority File among RIBLIN libraries.

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