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Michael White

Contact Information

Office:

I am on sabbatical until December 31, 2014. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail.

Phone: 613-533-6785
Email: michael.white@queensu.ca
IM: MSN - mjwhitekingston@hotmail.com / Yahoo! - mjwhitekingston

Expertise

  • Patent Information
  • Chemical information
  • Scientific publishing
  • Bibliometrics

Education

  • MLIS, University of Michigan (1994)
  • BA, cum laude, Boston University (1989)

Publications

White, M. (2014). (In)Visible Me? An Empirical Study of Engineering Librarian Online Profiles. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

White, M. (2013). Chemical patents. In J. Currano & D. Roth (Eds.), Chemical information for chemists: A primer. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry.

White, M. (2013). Using Citation Analysis to Explore the Information Needs of Graduate Students Affiliated with a Fuel Cell Research Center. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

White, M. (2012). Patent Classification Reform: Implications for Teaching, Learning and Using the Patent Literature. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

White, M. (2010). Patent searching: Back to the future. First Annual Conference of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, Kingston, Ontario.

White, M. (2009). Patents and patent searching. In M. J. Bates, & M. N. Maack (Eds.), Encyclopedia of library and information science. New York: CRC, Taylor and Francis.

White, M. (2008). US alien property custodian patent documents: A legacy prior art collection from world war II – part 2. statistics. World Patent Information, 30(1), 34-42. doi:10.1016/j.wpi.2007.05.002

White, M. (2007). US alien property custodian patent documents: A legacy prior art collection from world war II – part 1. history. World Patent Information, 29(4), 339-345. doi:10.1016/j.wpi.2007.05.003

White, M. (2006). esp@cenet: Europe's network of patent databases. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 47

White, M. (2005). Note Concerning U.S. Application Serial Numbers and Series Codes," Patent Information Users Group Newsletter, Fall, 19-21. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/263

White M. (2002). "World Intellectual Property Organization: a Web Site Review," Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, 8(1), 71-78.

White, M. (2001). "Patents for Victory! Disseminating Enemy Technical Information During World War II," Science & Technology Libraries, 22 (1/2), 5-22.

Affiliations

Librarians' and Archivists' Committee, Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2014-present

Library Advisory Board, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011-present

American Society for Engineering Education, 1995-present

  • Past Chair, 2012-13, Engineering Libraries Division
  • Chair, 2011-12, ELD
  • Program Chair, 2010-2011, ELD
  • Treasurer, 2009-2010, ELD
  • Director, 2006-2008, ELD
Special Libraries Association, 2000-present
  • Chemistry Division
  • Engineering Division
  • Physics, Astronomy and Math Division

Canadian Engineering Education Association, 2010-present

Patent Information Users Group, 1998-present

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association, 1995-present

Committees

Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA)

  • Interim Secretary, Sept. 2013-June 2014
Queen's University Librarians & Archivists (QULA)
  • Secretary/Webmaster, 2013-14, 2008-2009
  • Chair, 2014-15, 2011-12, 2009-10
Queen's University Library
  • E-books Project Group, 2012-2013
  • Electronic Resources Working Group, 2011-
  • Librarians' Travel Committee, 2012-
  • Renewal, Continuing Appointment and Promotion Committee for Librarians, 2013-14, 2010-11
  • Team Leader, Electronic Gateway Team, 2007-10

Subject Areas

Astronomy
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Acting)
Engineering Physics
Patents
Physics

Recent Presentations and Workshops
  • Patent Information Update, Ontario Chemistry Librarians' Workshop, University of Toronto, June 12, 2014
  • Visualizing Faculty Publication Statistics in 8 Easy Steps, OCUL Licensing and Collections Symposium, University of Toronto, May 13, 2014
  • Through a Glass, Darkly... What Does Usage Data Reveal About Book/e-Book Collections?, Queen's University, August 13, 2013
  • Patent Information Update, Ontario Chemistry Librarians' Workshop, University of Toronto, June 13, 2013
  • Patent Searching: Tools, Resources and Approaches, Guelph University, February 28, 2013
  • Introduction to Patents for Chemistry Librarians and Information Professionals (webinar), SLA Chemistry Division, April 30, 2012
  • Introduction to Patents for Librarians and Information Professionals, University of British Columbia, June 24, 2011

Last Updated: 20 June 2014