We're interviewing Dr. Devan Ray Donaldson, 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.