Robert McDonald
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Robert H McDonald


Robert H. McDonald serves as Associate Dean for Library Technologies and oversees the technological infrastructure and innovations that facilitate, support, and enhance IU Libraries’ collections and services. McDonald is also the Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center at IU's Pervasive Technology Institute, responsible for university-wide collaborative projects that utilize Big Data and also serves as Director of Community Development for Kuali OLE.

Computational Science Computer Education Data Science Digital Libraries Emerging Technologies Human-Computer Interaction Network Science & Online Social Networks Science Policy Scientific Computing & Simulation

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Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies

Indiana University
August 2008
The Indiana University Libraries comprise one of the leading academic research library systems in North America, providing strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. Our mission is to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.

Deputy Director

Data to Insight Center
July 2010
Pervasive Technology Institute
The Data To Insight Center is a collaborative effort of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, the Indiana University Libraries, and Pervasive Technology Institute. The center carries out foundational research in the social and technical challenges of data use in research and scholarship. It develops innovative tooling and cyberinfrastructure to advance science and scholarship. The Center's projects engage researchers and students in the humanities, sociology, geography, sustainability science, atmospheric science, informatics, computer science and digital libraries. The center’s main areas of research include Big Data, cloud computing, data provenance, data management, data curation and preservation, data analytics, visualization, and data communities.

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