Devan R Donaldson
MLS Program Director
Assistant Professor of Information Science
Luddy Hall (700 N. Woodlawn Ave) 2126
Office hours: By appointment
- Ph.D. in Information at University of Michigan, 2015
Courses Taught at Luddy
- INFO-I400 Introduction to Data Science
- Z505 Evaluation of Resources and Services
- Z550 Information Institutions and their Management
- Z581 Introduction to Archives and Records Management
- Z586 Digital Curation
Dr. Devan Ray Donaldson is an Assistant Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, where he directs the Master of Library Science program as well as specializations in Archives and Records Management and Digital Curation. Donaldson is also Affiliated Faculty with the Data Science Program and 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, data quality, mass digitization, research data management, trust, security, and users’ perceptions of archives and archival content. His research has been funded by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Regenstrief Institute, and the United States Department of Energy.
He holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. In 2005, he studied abroad at Oxford University, Hertford College.
He has been a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar (2002-2015), a Horace H. Rackham Merit Fellow (2008-2015), an Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member since 2012, and a Research Data Alliance (RDA) US Data Share Fellow (2015-2016). Donaldson is a recipient of the 2017-2018 Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award.
Donaldson serves on the Luddy School Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). He also serves on the Graduate Programs Committee and the Colloquium Speaker Series Committee for the ILS Department. He is co-founder and co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) and co-chair of the Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group (RPRDIG). Donaldson was recently appointed to serve on the Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Science (BILDS) Review Committee for the National Library of Medicine.
- Archives and Record Management
- Data curation and digital preservation
- Digital Libraries and Digital Humanities
- Knowledge Organization, Cultural Informatics, and Natural Informatics
- Intellectual Freedom and information/data ethics
- Data Librarianship