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Robert H. McDonald (Indiana University Bloomington)

Robert H. McDonald
Associate Dean for Libraries/Deputy Director Data to Insight Center

Bloomington, Indiana
UNITED STATES

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Robert H. McDonald oversees the technological infrastructure and innovations that facilitate, support, and enhance IU Libraries collections and services. As the Associate Dean for Library Technologies, he is responsible for the IU Libraries' Technology Division including the IU Enterprise Software Library Systems Department, core technology services, digital library services, and the statewide Indiana University Integrated Library System, IUCAT. McDonald is the co-principal investigator on several technology-related Libraries initiatives including the HathiTrust Research Center, a digital library initiative providing large-scale data access, and the SEAD DataNet Program, focused on enabling data life-cycle management for sustainability science.

McDonald is also the Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center at IU's Pervasive Technology Institute, responsible for collaborative projects that utilize the IU Library in mass data storage, data analysis, data curation, and digital library infrastructure. Additionally, he serves as Director of Kuali OLE Community Development, a multi-institutional initiative to develop open source library management software.

Prior to joining the IU Libraries, McDonald held senior management positions with the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego and Florida State University Libraries. He is an active writer and speaker, covering diverse topics in library and information science including open source software, storage systems, data analytics, marketing, metadata, and collaborative digital preservation.

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