Devan R Donaldson
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 SICE
- Z 505 Evaluation of Resources and Services
- Z 550 Information Institutions and their Management
- Z 586 Digital Curation
Dr. Devan Ray Donaldson is an Assistant Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University Bloomington, where he directs a specialization in 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, 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, 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 Diversity Committee for the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. He also serves on the Graduate Programs Committee and the ILS Colloquium Committee for the Department of Information and Library Science. He also currently serves as co-chair of the RDA Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG). Donaldson was recently appointed to serve on the Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Science (BILDS) Review Committee for the National Library of Medicine.
- Information and Library Science
- Data Science
- 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