Robert H. McDonald

Associate Dean for Library Technology (Information and computing sciences)

Bloomington, IN USA

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 Digital Library Program, IU Enterprise Software Library Systems Department, 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 Bamboo Technology Project, focused on building applications and shared infrastructure for humanities research. McDonald is also the Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center at IU'™s Pervasive Technology Institute, responsible for collaborative projects that utilize mass data storage services, data analysis, and data curation.


  • Serials management in the next-generation library environment DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2011.556436
  • Restoring trust relationships within the framework of collaborative digital preservation federations EID: 2-s2.0-77950267286
  • NDIIPP models for mass data transmission and storage EID: 2-s2.0-67651241807
  • The case for standardized reporting and assessment requirements for institutional repositories DOI: 10.1080/19411260802272743
  • Cyberinfrastructure collaboration for distributed digital preservation DOI: 10.1109/eScience.2008.163
  • Measuring and Comparing Participation Patterns in Digital Repositories
  • Overview - Repositories by the numbers DOI: 10.1045/september2007-mcdonald-overview
  • MediaWiki open-source software as infrastructure for electronic resources outreach DOI: 10.1300/J120v48n99_02
  • Measuring and comparing participation patterns in digital repositories: Repositories by the numbers, part 1 DOI: 10.1045/september2007-mcdonald
  • Disk and tape storage cost models EID: 2-s2.0-36048959585
  • Turning silos into bridges: Optimizing local digital library programs for collaboration and beyond EID: 2-s2.0-36048952458
  • A performance support systems approach to digital publishing in libraries DOI: 10.1145/1141753.1141832
  • The new frontier of institutional repositories: A common destination with different paths DOI: 10.1080/13614570500269314
  • An environmental landscape DOI: 10.1002/bult.1720310106
  • Why your library needs a. org, .com, and .net! EID: 2-s2.0-0035449952
  • Footballs and URLs: Marketing your library and its online presence EID: 2-s2.0-26944466460

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