Research and Publications

My doctoral research project focuses on networked self-archiving infrastructures and platforms as a site of inquiry for understanding new trajectories of datafication within humanities scholarly communication. My research draws from theoretical perspectives in critical data studies, infrastructure studies, academic labour and cognitive capitalism.


MacDonald, Corina and Neugebauer, Tomasz and Latour, John. (2014). “The e-artexte digital repository: promoting open access in the Canadian contemporary arts research and publishing community”. Art Libraries Journal, 39(1). pp. 10-16.

Neugebauer, Tomasz and MacDonald, Corina and Tayler, Felicity. (2012). “Artexte metadata conversion to EPrints: adaptation of digital repository software to visual and media arts documentation”. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 11 (4). pp. 263-277.

MacDonald, Corina. (2009). “Scoring the work: documenting performance and practice in variable media art”. Leonardo 42(1), 59-63.

Dunn, Heather and MacDonald, Corina. (2009). “Information culturelle patrimoniale dans un environnement réseauté : Comparaison des normes et de l’organisation des connaissances dans les bibliothèques et les musées”. Documentation et Bibliothèques, 54(3), 159-169.

Conference Presentations

Datafication and Scholarly Communication. Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communication Technologies speaker series, McGill University. February 5, 2020., institutional repositories, and trajectories of datafication in scholarly communication. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Communication Association. UBC, Vancouver. June 6, 2019.

Networking Knowledge: repositories, platform publishing, and research-creation scholarship. Digital Cultures: Knowledge / Culture / Technology Conference. Leuphana University, Luneberg Germany. September 22, 2018.

Metadata as a Complex Network: A Case Study of Data visualization for Art Historical Research. Corina MacDonald, Tomasz Neugebauer, Felicity Tayler. Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA) Conference, Concordia University, Montreal. March 6, 2015.

The Open Access movement and arts publishing in Canada. Subtle Technologies Symposium, Ryerson University, Toronto. May 24, 2014.

Depositing Visual Arts Publications into an Open Access Repository. Corina MacDonald and Tomasz Neugebauer. Museum Computer Network (MCN) Conference. November 22, 2013.

DOCAM Glossaurus. DOCAM Annual Summit 2010, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 2010, organized by DOCAM : documentation and conservation of media arts heritage, in collaboration with Hexagram UQAM, Montreal.

Developing Vocabulary Tools for New Media Art Documentation. DOCAM Annual Summit 2008, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal Canada, 2008, organized by DOCAM : documentation and conservation of media arts heritage, Montreal.

New Media, New Knowledge: A Knowledge Management Perspective on the Preservation of New Media Art. Media in Motion Symposium, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal Canada, 2008, organized by Media@Mcgill and DOCAM : documentation and conservation of media arts heritage, Montreal.

Other contributions

e-artexte Workshop. Forum on Independent Publishing, East of There meeting of the Artist-run Centres and Collectives Conference. June 22, 2013.

e-artexte: Introduction et démonstration. Open Access and the Fine Arts: e-artexte Launch and Round Table. Artexte, February 9, 2013.

Metadata in the Wild. GLIS 609: Metadata and Access. School of Information Studies, McGill University. November 8, 2012.

Hogan, Mél. Opening e-Artexte with Corina MacDonald. nomorepotlucks 16: motive. July 2011.

MacDonald, Corina. Video Cache – Activating the Archive: An interview with Mél Hogan. Artengine blog, June 29, 2011.

Tayler, Felicity and MacDonald, Corina. An interview with curator and CRUMB co-founder Sarah Cook. Artengine blog. October 10, 2010.

Round Table: Electronic Publications. HTMlles 9 Festival. November 20, 2010.

MacDonald, Corina. (2009). Iteration, Infinity and Decay: New Media and the Practice of Documentation. art press 2: Conserving Technology-Based Art: Issues and Solutions, no. 12, January 2009.–le-sommaire-du-numero-12/23977

MacDonald, Corina. (2010). “Speculating in the network: Ian Wojtowicz’s The Betweeners.” Artengine blog, May 17, 2010. Reprinted in Tayler, Felicity and Bertrand, Anne and Lebedinskaia, Natalia. (2012). (Pour le meilleur ou pour le pire) On the Internet, we can all be making it (For Better or for Worse). Montréal, Qc: Centre des arts actuels Skol.

MacDonald, Corina. “Interview with Tara Rodgers”. Vague Terrain 8: Process. November 2007.