F. Tim Knight

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F. Tim Knight was appointed Associate Librarian at the Osgoode Hall Law School Library on May 29th, 2006. Prior to that he was Cataloguing Team Leader at the Law Society of Upper Canada.

As Head of Technical Services he oversees acquisition, cataloguing and electronic resources processes. He is also overseeing the development and implementation of the Osgoode Digital Commons.

Tim has been actively involved with the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) and the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) for many years and is the current editor of the KF Classification Modified for Use in Canadian Law Libraries (aka KF Modified) the classification scheme used at the Osgoode Law Library and in other law libraries across Canada. He is also a regular contributor to Slaw: Canada’s Online Legal Magazine.

Research interests: metadata; classification; subject analysis; linked data; machine learning; music composition

Selected publications:


Break On Through to the Other Side: The Library and Linked Data“,
TALL (Toronto Association of Law Libraries) Quarterly, v. 30, no. 1 (Spring 2011)

Resource Description and Access: From AACR to RDA“,
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 36, no. 1 (2011)

KF Modified and the Classification of Canadian Common Law“,
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 34, no. 5 (Winter 2009)

Book Reviews

Review. “Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque: Arabesques and Entanglements. By Richard K. Sherwin.,”
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 38, no. 3/4 (2013)

Review. “Who Owns the Moon?: Extraterrestrial Aspects of Land and Mineral Resources Ownership. By Virgiliu Pop.,”
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 37, no. 2 (2012)

Recent presentations:

Osgoode Digital Commons: An Update
Osgoode Hall Law School, Faculty Meeting, May 2014.

A Conversation on the Semantic Web and Legal Information
A Pre-Conference Workshop
Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 2014.

Linked Data and Canadian Legal Resources
CanLII Law, Government and Open Data Conference and Hackathon, University of Ottawa, 2013