Digital guide launch

November 14, 2019

On November 14, 2019, at UQAM’s Department of Dance, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault launched the guide Bien documenter pour favoriser la découverte en ligne, created by digital content consultant Josée Plamondon. The launch marked the conclusion of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault’s Making Dance Discoverable Online project.

Josée Plamondon’s practical guide offers dance practitioners tools to better preserve the digital traces of their creations and practices. The guide will help practitioners better map the online dance ecosystem, represent information in the form of metadata, and relate metadata to the Web of culture and knowledge.


Dance in Quebec: Boosting the Discoverability of Digital Content

October 26, 2018 - November 14, 2019

The project Dance in Quebec: Boosting the Discoverability of Digital Content aimed to promote the discoverability of dance works and artists, and to develop digital literacy and skills within the dance community. Consultant Josée Plamondon, who specializes in data retrieval systems, helped us build our…



Dance in linked data: log – 1 (in French)

Première rencontre avec Josée Plamondon, spécialiste des métadonnées


Bien documenter pour favoriser la découverte en ligne

(in French) This guide offers dance practitioners a method and tools to map our digital ecosystem, better preserve dance’s digital traces, represent information in the form of metadata, and understand what is required to relate these metadata to the Web of culture.  

Event recording

Metadata and discoverability with Josée Plamondon

Josée Plamondon’s presentation (in French) « Métadonnées et découvrabilité : aidez les moteurs de recherche à comprendre votre site web», February 22, 2019. This presentation is part of the «La danse dans le Web des données» project. «La danse dans le Web des données» is…


Dance in linked data: log – 2 (in French)

Le 22 février dernier, Josée Plamondon proposait aux partenaires du milieu une seconde présentation – je vous invite d’ailleurs à lire le Powerpoint qui l’accompagnait – afin d’approfondir notre compréhension de la découvrabilité des contenus sur le web par l’ajout de métadonnées à la structure...

Metadata and discoverability

How to get search engines to drive traffic to your website


Boosting the discoverability of dance online -Josée Plamondon’s presentation (in French)

Josée Plamondon's presentation on online dance discoverability to the EC2 partners on October 26, 2018. This project is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as part of its “Exploration et déploiement numérique” program.


In the guide, Josée presents an approach and technical options to effectively use metadata. She also shares the keys to a successful transition to discoverability. Her approach consists of three pillars:

Evaluate how information is presented on your website: how to map links connecting your offerings to your ecosystem online.

Represent information in the form of data: how to create a metadata model that describes what you are offering to your online audience.

Optimize online search and discoverability functions: explore two ways to link your information to the Web and assess their impact on your strategy.

The FJPP’s partners in the Making Dance Discoverable Online project included Martin Boisjoly of Carré des Lombes and Stéphanie Hinton of La danse sur les routes du Québec. They’ll share the challenges they encountered and the discussions that the project sparked in their respective work environments.

The FJPP expresses its deepest thanks to Josée Plamondon and would like to underscore her exemplary and inspiring commitment to the project. We would also like to thank the partners who took part in the workshops: Le Carré des Lombes, Circuit-Est, La Danse sur les routes du Québec, Lucie Grégoire Danse and the Regroupement québécois de la danse. Their active participation guided us in the development of the project.

The FJPP also thanks the Department of Dance at UQAM for its unwavering support throughout the project. Finally, we are very grateful to the CALQ for its key contribution: the Making Dance Discoverable Online project was made possible through the CALQ’s Exploration and Digital Deployment program.