Ayoung Yoon, Ph.D. is the PI and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is also a RDA/US data share fellow. Her dissertation, Data Reuse and Users’ Trust Judgments: Toward Trusted Data Curation, received the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2015. Her research focuses on data curation, data reuse, and open data. She published a number of articles in top rated journals, such as Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology (JASIST), College & Research Libraries (C&RL), and International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC). Her previous work has been funded by Indiana University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Devan Ray Donaldson, Ph.D. is the co-PI and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Library Science at Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB), where he directs specializations in digital curation and archives/records management. Donaldson is also Affiliated Faculty with the Data to Insight Center (D2I) at Indiana University. He is an internationally known digital curation researcher. His research interests include digital repositories, data sharing practices, mass digitization, preservation management, preservation metadata, trust, and security. His research appears in the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC), Data Science Journal (DSJ), and Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). His research has been funded by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the United States Department of Energy. He holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan.
Annise Blanchard is a project assistant and graduate student at the Indiana University Graduate School of Informatics and Computing. Pursing her Masters in Library Science, Annise is currently studying topics such as social bias in free information websites, digital activism, and data sharing. With her five years of teaching experience, Annise hopes to continue her career as a school librarian and eventually professor.
Samuel Russell is a project assistant and a graduate student in the MLS program at IUPUI’s Department of Library and Information Science. He is also a library assistant at the Herron Art Library at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design. He is interested in digital humanities, linked data and the Semantic Web. His goal is to work with technology and metadata in a library, museum, or archive.
Advisory Board Members
Our advisory board consists of 8 representative experts from the digital curation discipline from public and academic libraries (2 for each), curation technology (2), and the field of organizational capacity (2). Each member will bring his or her distinctive expertise and perspectives to our project.
Eben English, currently serves as a digital repository services developer at the Boston Public Library, and is responsible for Digital Commonwealth, Massachusetts’s statewide digital library and service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. He has over ten years’ experience building digital collections in academic and public libraries, is currently serving as co-principal investigator for the IMLS-funded “Historical Newspapers in Hydra: Building a Platform to Restore Access to Cultural Treasures” (LG-70-17-0043-17), and previously served as the principal investigator for the LSTA-funded “Voices of the Holocaust” project. His research interests include digital humanities, document markup languages, database design, the Semantic Web, and integrating open-source technologies into library services and collections.
Ann Hammond is the Executive Director at Lexington Public Library. She is a former scientist who brings her experience with data collection and analysis to her current position as executive director of the second-largest library system in the state of Kentucky. She uses data to identify the needs of her community and works with library staff to develop programs and services that have outcome-based goals. She continues to develop the organizational capacity of Lexington Public Library to respond nimbly and effectively to the identified opportunities within the greater Lexington community.
Michael Witt is the head of the Distributed Data Curation Center and an Associate Professor of Library Science at Purdue University. His research explores the application of library science principles to the curation of research data and the development of new tools and practices to help librarians effectively steward data collections. As the co-chair of the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance and the co-lead of DataCite’s re3data registry of research data repositories, he has worked to develop and promote international best practices for data librarianship.
Robert McDonald is the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies at the Indiana University Libraries. In his position he works to provide library information system services and discovery services to the entire IU system and manages projects related to scholarly communications, new model publishing, and technologies that enable the libraries to support teaching and learning for the IUB campus. In his role as Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center, he works on new research related to large data analysis, storage and preservation through grant-funded and collaborative projects such as the HathiTrust Research Center. He also serves as the Data Steward for the IU Libraries. His research interests include digital libraries, discovery systems, technology management and integration of lean and agile frameworks, digital preservation, data preservation, learning eco-systems, storage systems, data cyberinfrastructure, and big data analytics.
Nancy McGovern is the Director for Digital Preservation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries. She is President of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), 2016-2017. She has thirty years of experience with preserving digital content, including senior positions at ICPSR; Cornell University Library; the Open Society Archives; and the Center for Electronic Records of the U.S. National Archives. She directs the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshop series; a well-regarded educational program offered more than fifty
times since 2003.
Rodney Parker is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Kelley School of Business at IUB. He has previously been faculty at Yale University, Cornell University, and the University of Chicago. His research interests include how production and storage capacity limitations affect the inventory management of firms when acting optimally or under competition.
John F. Szabo is the City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, which serves over four million people—the largest population of any public library in the United States. He oversees the Central Library, 72 branches and the Library’s $172 million budget. In 2015, the Library received the nation’s highest honor for library service, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, for its success in meeting the needs of Angelenos and providing a level of social, educational and cultural services unmatched by any other public institution in the city. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in public libraries, previously serving as the director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Clearwater (FL) Public Library System, Palm Harbor (FL) Public Library and Robinson (IL) Public Library District. Throughout his career, Szabo has championed innovative library services that address critical community needs in areas including health disparities, workforce development, adult literacy, school readiness and emergent literacy for preschoolers.
Tim Shearer is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and IT at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role he leads the Library Information Technology division and has responsibility for commodity computing, infrastructure, software development, repository development, discovery, digitization, and information security. He also leads the library’s open access policy implementation. Tim is interested in how technology can play a transformative role in supporting discovery, delivery, use, and preservation of information. He holds an MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science.