Research Interests • Current Projects • Recent Publications, Conference Presentation & Talks


  • Information Organization and Knowledge Representation
  • Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
  • Digital Humanities
  • Human Information Behavior and Interaction
  • LIS Education


Linked Jazz is an ongoing project investigating the potential of Linked Open Data (LOD) technology to enhance the discovery and visibility of digital cultural heritage materials.

More specifically, the project focuses on digital archives of jazz history to expose relationships between musicians and reveal their community’s network. New modes of connecting cultural data and making them searchable as a whole in a seamless discovery environment would open unprecedented opportunities to create new kinds of meaning and elicit new streams of interpretation. The goal of this project is to help uncover meaningful connections between documents and data related to the personal and professional lives of musicians who often practice in rich and diverse social networks.

The first phase of the Linked Jazz Project was  funded through an OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research grant.

September 2016-August 2017: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Community Partnership Grant: Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation.

June 2016-June 2018: Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation-JEN Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian to support the sub-project Women of Jazz: From the Archives to the Web of Jazz Data.

bb1903_013Florentine Renaissance Drawings: A Linked Catalogue for the Semantic Web
Supported by a Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Digital Resources Grant. Awarded to Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. 2015-2016

Working with Primary Investigators, Lukas Klic and Jonathan Nelson of Villa I Tatti, and Matt Miller of NYPL Labs and Alexandra Provo, Yale Beinecke Library Fellow, I provided design, methodology, and technical advising for the project.

The grant offers “support toward the creation of a digital resource based on Bernard Berenson’s most important publication, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, which will make this invaluable catalogue information available in a machine-readable format and allow researchers from anywhere in the world to mine the source content in ways that are currently difficult or impossible via an open access platform” (for more, see announcement).
The linked open data-driven online catalogue of the drawings of the Florentine Painters by Bernard Berenson was released on April 3, 2017.  


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American Library Association, Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant, 2013. “E-reading in the Academy: Investigating Adoption and Use of E-books in Academic Libraries” (with Irene Lopatovska). 2013

warburg libraryThe Warburg Library as a Laboratory of the Mind

Investigation of the innovations of Aby Warburg’s Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek (Library of Cultural Studies) as a knowledge organization system and method of information access. Supported by the Faculty Development Fund Award, Pratt Institute, 2011.

Warburg and his library | Warburg is his library, “Faculty Development Grant” exhibition, The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute. June 4 –September 6, 2012.

Pattuelli, M. C. (2011). The Warburg Library: Morphology of a Library as a ‘Laboratory of the Mind.’ Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), Washington, D.C., July 16, 2011. [PDF]


Pattuelli, M. C.,  Hwang, K., and Miller, M. (2016). Accidental discovery, intentional inquiry: Leveraging linked data to uncover the women of jazz. DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. DOI:

Pattuelli, M. C. (2016). Connections and Context: A Moderated Conversation About Archival Processing for the Digital Humanities Generation. Radcliffe Workshop on Technology & Archival Processing (April 4-5, 2016). Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (invited panelist).

Pattuelli, M. C. (2016). LAM from the trenches: the LODLAM community and the building of LAM culture, practices, and education: 2015. In Jennifer Arns and Karen Miller (Eds.), Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Pattuelli, M. C., Provo, A. and Thorson, H. (2015). Ontology building for Linked Open Data: A pragmatic perspective. Journal of Library Metadata, (15)3-4, 265-294, DOI: 10.1080/19386389.2015.1099979  [Open access]

Thorsen, H. K. and Pattuelli, M. C. (in press). Linked Open Data and the cultural heritage landscape. In Ed Jones and Michele Seikel (Eds.), Supplying Missing Links: Using Linked Data to Expose Cultural Heritage. Chicago, ALA: ALCTS Publishing.

Pattuelli, M. C., Miller, M. and Hwang, K. (accepted). Accidental discovery, intentional inquiry: Leveraging linked data to uncover the women of jazz. DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. [Abstract]

Pattuelli, M. C. and Miller, M. (2015). Semantic network edges: A human-machine approach to  represent typed relations in social networks. Journal of Knowledge Management, (19)1, 71-81. [Abstract] [Preprint]

Pattuelli, M. C. and Miller, M. (2015). Semantic network edges: A human-machine approach to  represent typed relations in social networks. Journal of Knowledge Management, (19)1. [Abstract | Preprint]

Pattuelli, M. C., Miller, M. and Hwang, K. (2015). Accidental discovery, intentional inquiry: Leveraging linked data to uncover the women of jazz. Digital Humanities 2015, Sydney, Australia, 29 June–3 July 2015.

Thorsen, H. and Pattuelli, M. C. (2015). Ontologies in the Time of Linked Data. The fifth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2015), Los Angeles, CA, June 18-19, 2015.

Cossu, S., Neault, M., Trivedi, N., Wilcox, D. and Pattuelli, M. C. (2015). Publishing and Managing Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage Institutions. Panel presentation at the Museum and the Web 2015 (MW2015), Chicago, IL, April 8-12, 2015. [Link]

The Making of the Linked Jazz Project (March 18, 2015). Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA (invited speaker with Matt Miller).

DBpedia as a major hub for Linked Data (March 16, 2015). Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Workshop: Exploring Wikidata and the Semantic Web For Libraries, New York, NY. [slides]

Miller, M. and Pattuelli, M. C. (2014). Ecco!: A Linked Open Data service for collaborative named entity resolution. Best practice demonstration at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, pp. 232-233. [PDF] [Poster]

The Shape of Linked Jazz to Come (September 17, 2014). Jazz Research Roundtable, The Institute of Jazz Studies,
Department of Visual and Performing Arts,
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, Newark, NY.

Lange, L. and Pattuelli, M. C. (2014, June 30). Linked Jazz: Building with Linked Open Data. EDUCAUSE Review Online. [Link]

Pattuelli, M. C., Kaufer, E., Shelton, G. & Sitwala, S.  (2014).  Real-time Reading: A Twitter-based Diary Study of College Students.  6th Annual Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML 2014), May 27-30, Istanbul, Turkey. [Abstract] [Presentation]

Playing in the Archives: The Linked Jazz Project (April 16, 2014). School of Communication and Information, co-sponsored by SCARLA, SOURCE, and the Digital Humanities Initiative, Rutgers University.

Pattuelli, M. C. and Rubinow, S. (2013). The knowledge organization of DBpedia: A case study. Journal of Documentation, (69)6. [PDF]

Pattuelli, M. C., Miller, M., Lange, L., Thorsen, H. (2013). Linked Jazz 52nd Street: A LOD crowdsourcing tool to reveal connections among jazz artists. Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, July 16-19, 2013. [Paper | Slides]