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Principal Investigator

Jacob Carlson is a Data Services Specialist with the Libraries at Purdue University. He pursues innovative solutions for organizing, preserving, and providing access to research data collections. Carlson has worked extensively with faculty at Purdue in crafting data management plans, and in developing workflows to support data sharing and curation.

Co-Principal Investigators

Camille Andrews is a Learning Technologies and Assessment Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. She is involved in instruction and information literacy-related initiatives as well as assessment for learning outcomes, technologies, and spaces.

Marianne Stowell Bracke is an Agricultural Information Sciences Specialist and an Associate Professor at Purdue University.  Her research focuses on the changing roles for librarians working with disciplinary faculty in the age of e-science, data curation and information literacy issues.

Michael Fosmire is the Head of the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology Division of the Purdue Libraries, with responsibility for managing liaison relationships. He has published and presented extensively on information literacy topics.  He co-developed a three-credit graduate/advanced undergraduate level course in geoinformatics.

Jon Jeffryes is an Engineering Librarian at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.  He is the liaison to the Biomedical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering departments and acts as the Standards Librarian.  His research focus is on information literacy integration and the specific information needs and practices of engineering students.

Lisa Johnston is the Research Services Librarian at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She is also co-director of the University Digital Conservancy, the UMN institutional repository. Her research focus is e-science, scientific data curation, and citation analysis. She has led the libraries in research data management since 2008 by creating an outreach and instruction program for researchers and worked closely with university leaders toward developing a campus research cyberinfrastructure.

Chris Miller is a Geographic Information Systems Specialist at Purdue University. His position provides traditional library GIS services and positions the librarian in the research objectives of the University. His work on interdisciplinary collaborative projects and his teaching is meant to introduce and inject data stewardship, sharing, and discovery into projects.

Megan Sapp Nelson is an Engineering Librarian at Purdue University. She is the liaison to the Civil and Electrical Engineering Departments.  Her research centers on data management practices of small-scale research projects, particularly those that are multidisciplinary and international in scope.

Dean Walton is a Science Librarian for Biology and Environmental Studies and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. He has extensive experience as a field ecologist doing data collection and analysis.  This background serves as a foundation for the faculty research support, reference services, and information literacy classes he provides UO clientele.

Brian Westra is the Lorry I. Lokey Science Data Services Librarian at the University of Oregon. He works with research faculty and graduate students in the natural sciences to develop sustainable research data management solutions. His research is focused on technology and skill development in support of user-friendly curation activities that can be applied early in the data lifecycle.

Sarah Wright is the Life Sciences Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. She participates in CUL research support service initiatives including data curation, as a Research Data Management Services Group (RDMSG) consultant.

Graduate Assistant

Mason Nichols is a graduate student in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. His responsibilities for the DIL project include maintaining the project's web presence via the wiki and social media channels as well as assisting with transcription and environmental scans as pertaining to the project.

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