Michael Witt

University Title:
Associate Professor
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Associate Professor
Liaison Areas:
Computer Science
Courses Taught:
ILS 103 Introduction to Data Lifecycle Management
ENGR 103 Computational Methods of Data Science for Engineers
Research Areas:
Digital Curation, Research Data Management, Digital Libraries
Honors and Awards:
Exceptional Learning Community Event or Experience Award, Purdue University Residential Academic Initiatives. 2024.
Book of Great Teachers, Purdue University. 2023.
Teaching Academy Fellow, Purdue University. 2023.
Learning Community Instructor Advocate Award, Purdue University Residential Academic Initiatives. 2023.
Award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Purdue University. 2021.
Learning Community Instructor Advocate Award, Purdue University Residential Academic Initiatives. 2021.
Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (IMLS CADRE) Fellowship. 2019.
Academic Connection Award, Purdue University Residential Academic Initiatives. 2019.
Samuel von Pufendorf Institute Research Fellowship, Lund University, Sweden. 2017-2018.
Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences. 2017.
Product Lifecycle Management Center Research Fellowship, Purdue Polytechnic Institute. 2015-2017.
Excellence in Research Award, Purdue University Libraries. 2016.
ACRL STS Innovation in Science and Technology Award. 2013. Distributed Data Curation Center for the Data Curation Profile Toolkit.
Fulbright Scholar at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. 2011. The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars and the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt.
Emerging Leader, American Library Association. 2008.
IBM AIX 4.3 Certified System Specialist. 2001.
Frederick L. Hovde Outstanding Faculty Fellow, Purdue University. 2008.
Dean's Award, Purdue University Libraries. 2008.
Sun Certified Systems Administrator. 2003.
Endeavor Information Systems Voyager 300, 400, 500 Level Certifications. 2002 & 2003.
Memberships and Service:
  • Research Data Alliance (RDA) - United States Steering Committee, 2023-present.
  • Fulbright Campus Advisory Board, Purdue University. 2023-present.
  • Faculty advisor for Purdue Fulbright Association (2019-present), Ad Liberation (2022-present), and Purdue Eagle Scout Association (2023-present.)
  • Applications in Data Science Undergraduate Certificate Program, Integrative Data Science Initiative Curriculum Committee, Purdue University. 2021-present.
  • Purdue Research Integrity Committee. 2020-present.
  • Purdue University Data Governance Board. 2019-present.
  • Indiana University-Indianapolis, School of Informatics and Computing, Department of Library and Information Science Advisory Board. 2014-present.
  • re3data. Co-chair and Editorial Board. 2013-present.
  • RDA Organizational Assembly. 2013-present.
  • RDA Data Repository Attributes Working Group (co-chair). 2021-2023.
  • DataCite Services and Technology Steering Group. 2016-2022.
  • MetaArchive Cooperative Steering Committee. 2019-2020.
  • DMPTool Steering Committee. 2012-2019.
  • Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Publications Committee. Chair, 2016. 2017-2019.
  • Drexel-CODATA FAIR and Responsible Research Data Management Workshop. Program Committee. 2019.
  • RDA Libraries for Research Data Special Interest Group (co-chair), and RDA/US Leadership Advisory. 2013-2018.
  • Göttingen-CODATA Symposium on Research Data Management in Institions. Program Committee. 2018.
  • Information Technology and Libraries. Editorial Board. 2010-2016.
  • American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference Poster Session Committee. 2009-2015.
  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Data Storage Services Working Group. 2013-2015.
  • Network for Earthquake Engineering and Simulation (NEES) Curation Advisory Board. 2012-2015.
  • CODATA (International Council for Science, Committee on Data for Science and Technology) Data Citation Standards and Practices Task Group. 2013-2015.
  • LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award Committee. Chair, 2013. 2014.
  • International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) Special Interest Group on Data Citation. Co-chair. 2010-2012.
  • Guide to Reference. Editor, Dissertations. 2009-2011.
  • LITA/OCLC Kilgour Award Committee. 2009. Chair, 2010. 2011.
  • Indiana Online User Group (IOLUG) Board of Directors. 2009-2011.
  • LITA 2010 National Forum Planning Committee.
  • LITA Online Programming Task Force. 2009-2010.
  • IOLUG Program Committee. 2008-2010.
  • LITA 2009 National Forum Planning Committee.
  • Preservation and Access Special Interest Group (PASIG) Research Data Curation Working Group. Moderator, 2007-2009.


Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Michael Witt, Matthew Cannon, Allyson Lister, Washington Segundo, Kathleen Shearer, Kazu Yamaji and the RDA Data Repository Attributes Working Group. (2024). RDA Common Descriptive Attributes of Research Data Repositories. Research Data Alliance. DOI: 10.15497/RDA00103.
  2. Heinz Pampel, Nina Weisweiler, Dorothy Strecker, Michael Witt, Paul Vierkant, Kirsten Elger, Roland Bertelmann, Matthew Buys, Lea Maria Ferguson, Maxi Kindling, Rachael Kotarski & Vivien Petras. (2023). re3data – Indexing the Global Research Data Repository Landscape Since 2012. Nature Scientific Data 10(571). DOI: 10.1038/s41597-023-02462-y.
  3. Carol X. Song, Vankatesh Merwade, Shaowen Wang, Michael Witt, Vipin Kumar, Elena Irwin, Laz Zhao & Amy Walton. (2023). Cyberinfrastructure for Sustainability Sciences. 2023 Environmental Research Letters, 18. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/acd9dd
  4. Michael Witt, Shelley Stall, Ruth Duerr, Raymond Plante, Martin Fenner, Robin Dasler, Patricia Cruse, Sophie Hou, Robert Ulrich & Danie Kinkade. (2019). Connecting Researchers to Data Repositories in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences. Digital Libraries: Supporting Open Science. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 806. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11226-4_7. (postprint).
  5. Hui Wang & Michael Witt. (2017). Panoramic Analysis of Research Data Repositories Based on Re3data. Library and Information Service, 61(22). DOI: 10.13266/j.issn.0252-3116.2017.22.009.
  6. Larry Hoyle, Mary Vardigan, Jay Greenfield, Sam Hume, Sanda Ionescu, Jeremy Iverson, John Kunze, Barry Radler, Wendy Thomas, Stuart Weibel & Michael Witt. 2015. DDI and Enhanced Data Citation. IASSIST Quarterly 39(3).
  7. Hui Wang, Michael Witt & Tianfang Dou. 2015. Purdue University Research Repository and Scientific Data Management Services Based on PURR. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 31(1).
  8. Michael Witt & Yongyang Yu. June 12, 2012. Refactoring HUBzero for Linked Data. Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Washington, DC. DOI:10.1145/2232817.2232845.
  9. Michael Witt. March 1, 2012. Co-designing, Co-developing, and Co-implementing an Institutional Data Repository Service. Journal of Library Administration, 52(2). DOI:10.1080/01930826.2012.655607.
  10. W. Aaron Collie & Michael Witt. 2011. A Practice and Value Proposal for Doctoral Dissertation Data Curation. International Journal of Digital Curation, 6(2). DOI:10.2218/ijdc.v6i2.194.
  11. Melissa H. Cragin, Carole L. Palmer, Jacob R. Carlson & Michael Witt. 2010. Data Sharing, Small Science, and Institutional Repositories. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 368(1926). DOI:10.1098/rsta.2010.0165.
  12. Dzung Hong, Luo Si, Paul Bracke, Michael Witt & Tim Juchcinski. 2010. A Joint Probabilistic Classification Model for Resource Selection. Proceedings of the 33rd Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Geneva, Switzerland. DOI:10.1145/1835449.1835468.
  13. Michael Witt, Jacob R. Carlson, Melissa H. Cragin & D. Scott Brandt. 2009. Constructing Data Curation Profiles. International Journal of Digital Curation, 4(3). DOI:10.2218/ijdc.v4i3.117.
  14. Catherine Fraser Riehle & Michael Witt. 2009. Librarians in the Hall: Instructional Outreach in Campus Residences. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 16(2-3). DOI:10.1080/10691310902958616.
  15. Michael Witt. 2009. Institutional Repositories and Research Data Curation in a Distributed Environment. Library Trends, 57(2). DOI:10.1353/lib.0.0029.
  16. Michael Witt. 2007. Providing an OAI-PMH Interface to the Storage Resource Broker with OAISRB. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 7(1). DOI:10.1007/s00799-007-0017-6.


Presentations (Invited)

  1. Michael Witt. April 15, 2024. Data Repository Attributes—FAIR Repositories. Bio-IT World 2024, Boston, Massachusetts.
  2. Michael Witt. October 23, 2023. RDA Common Descriptive Attributes of Research Data Repositories. 21st Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, International Data Week, Salzburg, Austria.
  3. Raquel Asencio & Michael Witt. October 2, 2023. Mapping the Network and Evaluating the Success of GLASSNET. GLASSNET 2023, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  4. Michael Witt & Matthew Cannon. May 3, 2023. Harmonizing Descriptions of Research Data Repositories. 10th Anniversary Series of the Research Data Alliance.
  5. Ann McCranie & Michael Witt. December 2, 2022. Social Network Analysis for AccelNet Evaluation. AccelNet 4th Annual Meeting, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia.
  6. Robert Ulrich & Michael Witt. July 13, 2022. re3data: 10 Years of Collaboration. DataCite Open Hours.
  7. Michael Witt. April 7, 2022. Leveraging Metadata for Multiscale Data Findability, Interoperability, and Reuse. GLASSNET 2022, Purdue University.
  8. Michael Witt. January 26, 2022. PURR: Institutional Engagement & Services in Support of the Research Data Lifecycle. Trans-NIH Biomedical Informatics Coordinating Committee Meeting.
  9. Matthew Cannon, Allyson Lister, Kathleen Shearer & Michael Witt. November 11, 2021. Defining Common Attributes for Data Repositories. 19th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  10. Michael Witt, Loran Carelton Parker, Pranav Kumar Adiga & Ann Bessenbacher. December 9, 2020. Utilizing Data Citation for Aggregating, Contextualizing, and Engaging with Research Data in STEM Education Research. CADRE Webinar, Indiana University.
  11. Michael Witt. October 30, 2020. How do Institutional Repositories Fit Into the Research Data Landscape? NIH Virtual Seminar: Program Funding and Grant Administration, National Institutes of Health.
  12. Michael Witt. November 7, 2019. Anatomy of a FAIR Dissertation. Keynote address. 22nd International Conference on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3531599.
  13. Michael Witt. May 23, 2019. Guiding Graduate Students in Data Management in Practice. Symposium on Eletronic Theses and Dissertations, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  14. Tom Cramer, Mercè Crosas & Michael Witt. May 17, 2019. Research Data Management and Workflows in Universities: Transforming Data to Knowledge. International Council for Scientific and Technical Information.
  15. Michael Witt. March 18, 2018. Opening keynote. Research Data Services at Purdue University: An Institutional Approach. Göttingen-CODATA Research Data Management Symposium, University of Göttingen, Germany.
  16. Michael Witt. March 8, 2018. Federal Research Data Policy in the United States and Institutional Observations. Svensk Nationell Datatjänst [Swedish National Data Service], Göteborg, Sweden.
  17. Michael Witt. March 7, 2018. An Institutional Approach to a Research Data Service, Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Lund University, Sweden.
  18. Anne Beaulieu, Matthew J. Bietz & Michael Witt. October 18, 2017. Pufendorf Institute DATA Theme Panel: Data Management. Lund University, Sweden.
  19. Michael Witt. February 28, 2017. Opening Keynote: Research Data Management Funder Policies in the United States and a University's Call to Action. 4th Workshop for Promoting Open Science, Kyoto University, Japan.
  20. Michael Witt & Natasha Simons. February 23, 2017. 23 Things For Research Data Management. Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER).
  21. Michael Witt. February 16, 2017. Opening keynote: Library Services for Research Data. Séminaire «Données scientifiques», French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Paris, France.
  22. Michael Witt. February 15, 2017. Locating and Evaluating Data Repositories. 4th Agreenskills Annual Meeting, Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France.
  23. Michael Witt. January 8, 2017. The How and Why of Sharing University Transportation Research Data. Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  24. Cyndy Chandler, Justin Buck, Bridget Almas & Michael Witt. September 15, 2016. Adapting and Adopting RDA Outputs in Domain Sciences. 8th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Denver, Colorado.
  25. Sandy Harrison, Jennie Larkin, Kerstin Lehnert & Michael Witt. September 15, 2016. RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories: Looking Ahead. 8th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Denver, Colorado.
  26. Michael Witt & Natasha Simons. September 12, 2016. 23 Things for Research Data Management. SciDataCon 2016, Denver, Colorado.
  27. Michael Witt. March 3, 2016. Institutional Data Repository Services at Purdue. Digital Repository Federation, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.
  28. Jane Frazier & Michael Witt. March 3, 2016. 23 Things: Libraries for Research Data (Perspectives from Australia and the United States). 7th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Tokyo, Japan.
  29. Michael Witt. March 1, 2016. Machine Readable Repository Registries for Large Federations and re3data. 7th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Tokyo, Japan.
  30. Michael Witt. January 6, 2016. Incorporating Research Data into Library Practice. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India.
  31. Paul Bracke & Michael Witt. December 3, 2015. Managing and Cultivating Data Tools and Services: The Purdue Story. Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
  32. Michael Witt. October 15, 2015. Data Curation and the Product Lifecycle. Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence Fall 2015 Meeting, Lafayette, Indiana.
  33. Michael Witt & Kay Raseroka. August 17, 2015. 23 Things: Libraries for Research Data. International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 81st World Library and Information Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
  34. Michael Witt & Mercè Crosas. June 17, 2015. Repository Services. Harvard Purdue Data Management Symposium, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  35. Michael Witt. April 9, 2015. Purdue University Research Repository. 7th Annual UMass and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  36. Judith Coffey Russell, Alicia Wise, Michael Witt & James Toon. February 26, 2015. Institutional and Research Repositories: Characteristics, Relationships, and Roles. Library Connect.
  37. Michael Witt, Heinz Pampel, Xiaolin Zhang & Hui Wang. November 5, 2014. re3data: A Global Registry of Research Data Repositories. 2014 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference, China Knowledge Symposium Agency, Xiamen City, China.
  38. Michael Witt. October 15, 2014. One Example of Assessment of a Data Service in the Real World. Digital Library Federation E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group, Webinar.
  39. Laura Paglione & Michael Witt. September 30, 2014. Who Are We Talking About? The Role of Person Identifiers in Scholarly Communication. HUBbub 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  40. Michael Witt. September 23, 2014. Purdue University Research Repository. 4th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  41. Amy Nurnberger, Michael Witt, Simon Hodson, Laure Haak & Tony Hey. September 22, 2014. RDA Organizational Assembly Panel. 4th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  42. Maxi Kindling & Michael Witt. August 25, 2014. Joining Forces: the Collaboration. DataCite Annual Conference 2014, Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, Nancy, France.
  43. Robin Haw, Rick Johnson, Ann Campion Riley, Sarah L. Shreeves & Michael Witt. May 21, 2014. ORCID Identifiers in Repositories. ORCID Outreach Meeting and Codefest, Chicago, Illinois.
  44. Michael Witt. April 23, 2014. Purdue University Research Repository (PURR): A Commitment to Supporting Researchers. NISO Virtual Conference: Dealing with the Data Deluge: Successful Techniques for Scientific Data Management.
  45. Michael Witt. February 5, 2014. Defining and Deploying an Institutional Data Repository Service at Purdue (PURR). Research Data Canada, Webinar.
  46. Michael Witt. September 19, 2013. Purdue University Research Repository. 2013 DataCite Summer Meeting, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  47. Michael Witt. March 22, 2013. Databib: Cataloging the World's Data Repositories. CALIBER 2013, Gandhinagar, India.
  48. Michael Witt. March 19, 2013. Databib: Cataloging the World's Data Repositories. 11th Library Lecture Series, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  49. Michael Witt. June 23, 2012. Databib: An Online Bibliography of Research Data Repositories. ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group, ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, California.
  50. Michael Witt. March 23, 2012. Curation Service Models: Purdue University Research Repository (PURR). ASIS&T Research Data Access & Preservation Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  51. Michael Witt. August 23, 2011. Roles for Librarians in Data Citation. Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards: An International Symposium, National Academy of Sciences, Berkeley, California.
  52. Emily Gore & Michael Witt. June 25, 2011. The Open Parks Grid. ASCLA-ICAN Collaborative Digitization Group, American Library Association 2011 Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  53. Marianne Stowell Bracke, Bruce Fouke, Lura Joseph, Michelle Wander, Scott Wilson & Michael Witt. June 3, 2008. Librarians and Scientists Working Together for Data Curation. Summer Institute on Data Curation, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  54. Marianne Stowell Bracke, Sylvie Brouder & Michael Witt. May 12, 2008. Purdue Scientist/Librarian Collaborations. Librarians & e-Science: Focusing Towards 20/20, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  55. Michael Witt & Sayeed Choudhury. February 25, 2008. Coping with the Data Deluge. The Chronicle of Higher Education Technology Forum, Tampa, Florida.
  56. Michael Witt, Matthias Razum, Richard Boulderstone & J. Schaeffer. November 16, 2007. eResearch Archiving. Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), Paris, France.

Presentations (Refereed)

  1. Bryan Austin & Michael Witt. November 7, 2024. Engaging Students and Alumni Through Executives in Residence. National Learning Community Conference 2024, Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Nina Weisweiler, Michael Witt, et al. September 4, 2023. Strengthening Open Science Practices Through re3data, the Global Registry of Research Data Repositories. GeoBerlin 2023, Berlin, Germany.
  3. Jing Liu, Stephen Polasky, Carol X. Song & Michael Witt. December 14, 2022. GLASSNET: Networking Global to Local to Global Analyses to Inform Sustainable Investments in Land and Water Resources. American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2022 Fall Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  4. Michael Witt, Matthew Cannon, Allyson Lister, Kathleen Shearer, Washington Segundo and Kazu Yamaji. June 8, 2022. Common Descriptive Attributes of Research Data Repositories. 17th International Conference on Open Repositories, Denver, Colorado.
  5. Nina Weisweiler, Kirsten Elger, Robert Ulrich, Michael Witt, Lea Maria Ferguson, Maxi Kindling, Gabriele Kloska, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Rouven Schabinger, Dorothea Strecker, Margarita Trofimenko, and Paul Vierkant. April 27, 2021. re3data COREF – Enhancing the re3data Service as a Community-driven and Trustworthy Resource for Research Data Repositories and Portals. European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2021.
  6. Michael Witt, Shelley Stall, Ruth Duerr, Raymond Plante, Martin Fenner, Robin Dasler, Patricia Cruse, Sophie Hou, Robert Ulrich and Danie Kinkade. February 1, 2019. Connecting Researchers to Data Repositories in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences. 15th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL), Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie, Pisa, Italy.
  7. Miho Funamori, Shoji Kajita, Michael Witt, Dominic Tate & Perry Willett. November 1, 2017. Research Data Management: International and Institutional Intersections. EDUCAUSE 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  8. Michael Witt. October 9, 2017. Institutional Research Data Management Services at Purdue University. International Council for Science CODATA 2017, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  9. Kirsten K. Elger, Heinz Pampel, Paul Vierkant and Michael Witt. December 16, 2016. Publishing and Managing Data: The Case For Trustworthy Digital Repositories. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  10. Michael Witt, Mustapha Mokrane, Frank Scholze, Robert Ulrich and Heinz Pampel. August 8, 2016. re3data and an Ecosystem of Research Data Repositories. World Library and Information Congress, 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Columbus, Ohio. 
  11. Robert Ulrich, Hans-Jürgen Goebelbecker, Heinz Pampel, Frank Scholze & Michael Witt. May 20, 2015. Making Research Data Visible and Discoverable. W3C Share-PSI Workshop, Krems, Austria.
  12. Sarah L. Shreeves, Michael Witt, Bram Luyten & Urban Andersson. June 10, 2014. ORCIDs in the Wild: Implementing ORCIDs into Research Support and Repository Systems. 10th International Conference on Open Repositories, Helsinki, Finland.
  13. Laure Haak, Ann Campion Riley, & Michael Witt. April 1, 2014. Integrating ORCID Researcher Identifiers Into Repository Workflows. Coalition for Networked Information 2014 Spring Meeting, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  14. Heather Coates, Stacy Konkiel, & Michael Witt. April 12, 2013. Data Services: Making It Happen. ACRL 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  15. Tao Zhang & Michael Witt. September 6, 2013. DMPTool: Expert Resources and Support for Data Management Planning. HUBbub 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  16. Spencer D.C. Kaeralis, Ardys Kozbial, Deb Morley, Sarah C. Williams & Michael Witt. November 8, 2012. Meeting the Challenge of Data-Management Support in Academic Libraries. EDUCAUSE 2012, Denver, Colorado.
  17. Matthew Kroll, David Minor, Bernie Reilly & Michael Witt. July 12, 2012. ISO 16363: Trustworthy Digital Repository Certification in Practice. 7th International Conference on Open Repositories, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  18. Michael Witt, & Aswathy Sivaram. April 6, 2011. Exposing HUB Objects for Aggregation Using OAI-ORE and Linked Data. HUBbub 2011, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  19. Siddharth K. Singh, Michael Witt & Dorothea Salo. July 6, 2010. A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Repository Software. The 5th International Conference on Open Repositories, Madrid, Spain.
  20. Jacob R. Carlson & Michael Witt. June 2, 2010. Learning By Doing: Cases of Librarians Working With Faculty Research Data for the First Time. IASSIST 2010, Ithaca, New York.
  21. Michael Witt. May 18, 2009. Eliciting Faculty Requirements for Research Data Repositories. 4th International Conference on Open Repositories. Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia.
  22. Michael Witt & Sayeed Choudhury. October 25, 2007. A Role for Librarians in Curating Scientific Data. EDUCAUSE 2007, Seattle, Washington.
  23. D. Scott Brandt & Michael Witt. December 5, 2005. Research Data and the Distributed Institutional Repository. Coalition for Networked Information 2005 Fall Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

Other Information

Reports, book chapters, and other publications

  1. Angela Berthume, Jacob Carlson, Emily Chan, Leighton Christensen, Charles Ducker, Kendra Levine, Shashi Nambisan, Hilary Nixon, Steven Polunsky, Rolf Schmitt, Julianne Schwarzer, Lisa Kay Schweyer, Michael Witt. May 2019. Building a National Transportation Data Preservation Network: Detailed Proceedings. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Library, Washington, D.C.
  2. Shelley Stall, Lynn Rees Yarmey, Reid Boehm, Helena Cousijn, Patricia Cruse, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Robin Dasler, Anita de Waard, Ruth Duerr, Kirsten Elger, Martin Fenner, Helen Glaves, Brooks Hanson, Jessica Hausman, Joerg Heber, Denise J. Hills, Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Sophie Hou, Danie Kinkade, Rebecca Koskela, Raleigh Martin, Kerstin Lehnert, Fiona Murphy, Brian Nosek, Mark A. Parsons, Jonathan Petters, Raymond Plante, Erin Robinson, Robert Samors, Mark Servilla, Robert Ulrich, Michael Witt & Lesley Wyborn. (2018). Advancing FAIR Data in Earth, Space, and Environmental Science. Eos, 99.
  3. Shelley Stall, Patricia Cruse, Helena Cousijn, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Anita de Waard, Brooks Hanson, Joerg Heber, Kerstin Lehnert, Mark Parsons, Erin Robinson, Michael Witt, Lesley Wyborn & Lynn Yarmey. (2018). Data Sharing and Citations: New Author Guidelines Promoting Open and FAIR Data in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences. Science Editor 41(3).
  4. Katherine Skinner, Sam Meister, Courtney Vukasinovic, Martin Halbert, Tyler Walters, Michael Witt, et al. (2017). ETD+ Toolkit. Educopia Institute.
  5. Maxi Kindling, Stephanie van de Sandt, Jessika Rucknagel, Peter Schirmbacher, Heinz Pampel, Paul Vierkant, Roland Bertelmann, Gabriele Kloska, Frank Scholze, and Michael Witt. (2017). The Landscape of Research Data Repositories in 2015: A re3data Analysis. D-Lib Magazine 23(3/4). DOI:10.1045/march2017-kindling.
  6. Wolfram Horstmann and Michael Witt. (2017). Libraries Tackle the Challenge of Research Data Management. IFLA Journal 43(1). DOI:10.1177/0340035216688787.
  7. Michael Witt and Wolfram Horstmann. (2016). International Approaches to Research Data Services in Libraries. IFLA Journal 42(4). DOI:10.1177/0340035216678726.
  8. Rücknagel, J., Vierkant, P., Ulrich, R., Kloska, G., Schnepf, E., Fichtmüller, D., Reuter, E., Semrau, A., Kindling, M., Pampel, H., Witt, M., Fritze, F., van de Sandt, S., Klump, J., Goebelbecker, H.-J., Skarupianski, M., Bertelmann, R., Schirmbacher, P., Scholze, F., Kramer, C., Fuchs, C., Spier, S., Kirchhoff, A. (2015): Metadata Schema for the Description of Research Data Repositories: version 3.0, 29 p. DOI:10.2312/re3.008.
  9. Vierkant, P., Spier, S., Ruecknagel, J., Pampel, H., Fritze, F., Gundlach, J., Fichtmüller, D., Kindling, M., Kirchhoff, A., Göbelbecker, H.-J., Klump, J., Kloska, G., Reuter, E., Semrau, A., Schnepf, E., Skarupianski, M., Bertelmann, R., Schirmbacher, P., Scholze, F., Kramer, C., Witt, M., Fuchs, C. & Ulrich, R. 2014. Schema For the Description of Research Data Repositories. DOI:10.2312/re3.006.
  10. Michael Witt. 2012. Roles for Libraries in Data Citation. For Attribution: Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards. National Academies Press.
  11. Michael Witt. 2010. Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE). ALA Techsource, Library Technology Reports, 46(4).
  12. Michael Witt. June/July 2010. Aggregating Web Resources. American Libraries, 41(6&7).
  13. Michael Witt. 2009. Electronic Dissertation Mashups Using SRU. Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data. Ed. by Nicole C. Engard. New York: Information Today, Inc.
  14. D. Scott Brandt, James L. Mullins & Michael Witt. 2006. Enabling Interaction and Quality in a Distributed Data DRIS. Enabling Interaction and Quality: Beyond the Hanseatic League, 8th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (pp. 55-62). The Netherlands: Leuven University Press.

Peer Review

Collection and Curation, Collection Management, Computers and Geosciences, Data Science Journal, Digital Library Perspectives, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), IFLA Journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, International Conference on Open Repositories, International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, International Journal on Digital Libraries, International Workshop on Reproducible Open Science, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Journal of Web Librarianship, Library & Information Science Research, MacArthur Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Learning Community Conference (NLCC), National Science Foundation (NSF), Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences).

Invited Workshops and Symposia

  1. Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations. May 23, 2019. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Organizer.
  2. Building a National Transportation Data Preservation Network. April 5, 2019. U.S. Department of Transportation. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  3. Enabling FAIR. November 16-17, 2017. American Geophysical Union. Washington, D.C.
  4. Coalition on Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS) Second Workshop. October 20-21, 2015. Oxford, England.
  5. Harvard Purdue Data Management Symposium. June 16-17, 2015. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  6. NSF DIBBs: Building a Modular Cyber-Platform for Systematic Collection, Curation, and Preservation of Large Engineering and Science Data. May 4, 2015. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  7. DDI Lifecycle: Moving Forward, Data Citation. Dagstuhl Seminar #14432. October 19-24, 2014. Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany.
  8. Data and Software Preservation for Open Science: Survey of Commonality With Other Disciplines. July 25, 2013. 13th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  9. Institutional Repositories Dealing with Data. 8th International Conference on Open Repositories. July 8, 2013. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Co-chair.
  10. International Workshop on Data Curation in the University: Libraries, Research, and Learning. March 25, 2013. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Chair.
  11. Research Data Management as a New Form of Scholarly Communication. May 29, 2013. University of North Texas, Dallas, Texas.
  12. Introduction to Institutional Data Repositories Workshop. March 4, 2008. Metropolitan Library System, Chicago, Illinois. Chair.
  13. Creating and Managing Institutional Data Repositories. Special Libraries Association 2007. June 2, 2007. Denver, Colorado. Chair.

Conference Posters

  1. Robert Ulrich, Alexandra Axtmann, Michael Witt & Rouven Schabinger. March 2, 2023. Empower to impact research data repositories. E-Science-Tage 2023, Heidelberg, Germany.
  2. Kazu Yamaji, Washington Segundo, Matthew Cannon, Allyson Lister, Kathleen Shearer & Michael Witt. June 13, 2022. Identifying and Harmonizing a List of Descriptive Attributes of Data Repositories. 17th International Digital Curation Conference.
  3. Robert Ulrich, Nina Weisweiler, Serala Wimalaratne, Michael Witt & Margarita Trofimenko. April 20, 2021. re3data - Discovering FAIR enabling repositories. 17th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Edinburgh, Scotland. 10.5281/zenodo.4705209. Voted conference best poster.
  4. Leighton L. Christiansen, Charles R. Ducker Jr., Kendra K. Levine, Hilary Nixon, Steven Polunsky, Lisa Kay Schweyer, and Michael Witt. January 14, 2020. Building a National Transportation Data Preservation Network. Transportation Research Board 2020 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. DOI:10.21949/1506103.
  5. Paul Vierkant, Heinz Pampel, Robert Ulrich, Frank Scholze, Maxi Kindling, Michael Witt and Kirsten Elger. October 8, 2019. re3data COREF: Community Driven Open Reference for Research Data Repositories. Deutschen Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (DINI) Annual Meeting, Schloss Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3565478.
  6. Frank Scholze, Michael Witt, Robert Ulrich, Heinz Pampel, Maxi Kindling, Paul Vierkant, Martin Fenner, and Kirsten Elger. June 19, 2019. re3data registry of research data repositories: COREF. CERN-UNIGE 11th Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI 11), University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  7. Maxi Kindling, Heinz Pampel, Robert Ulrich, Paul Vierkant, Frank Scholze, Martin Fenner, Michael Witt and Kirsten Elger. June 5, 2019. re3data - Offene Infrastruktur für Open Science. WissKom2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
  8. Michael Witt and Shelley Stall. February 5, 2019. Repository Finder: Connecting Researchers to Data Repositories in Earth and Space Sciences. 14th International Digital Curation Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  9. Tim Ahern, Robert Arko, Douglas Fils, Danie Kinkade, Adam Shepherd, Shelley Stall, Mike Stults, and Michael Witt. June 7, 2017. NSF Council of Data Facilities Registry Working Group: A Report on Goals and Status. EarthCube All-Hands Meeting, Seattle, Washington.
  10. Michael Witt, Le Zhang & Nathan Hartman. (2016). Product Lifecycle Management and the Digital Curation Lifecycle. 11th International Digital Curation Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  11. Harish Valayapalayam Kumaravel, Carly Dearborn, Michael Witt & Yanqun Kuang. (2016). Measuring the Accuracy of File Format Identification Tools. 11th International Digital Curation Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  12. Heinz Pampel, Paul Vierkant, Kirsten Elger, Roland Bertelmann, Michael Witt, Peter Schirmbacher, Jessika Rücknagel, Maxi Kindling, Frank Scholze & Robert Ulrich. April 20, 2016. A Global Registry of Research Data Repositories. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  13. Susanna Sansone, Michael Witt et al. November 12, 2015. The BioSharing Registry: Mapping the Landscape of Standards and Databases Resources in the Life Sciences. Big-Data-to-Knowledge (BD2K) All-Hands Grantee Meeting, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
  14. Cheryl Thompson, Chuck Humphrey & Michael Witt. September 23, 2015. Exploring Data Service Models in Academic Libraries. 6th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Paris, France.
  15. Frank Scholze, Heinz Pampel, Michael Witt, Paul Vierkant & Maxi Kindling. June 18, 2015. Registry of Research Data Repositories. The CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI9), Geneva, Switzerland.
  16. Dong Joon Lee, Michael Witt, Richard Urban, & Beth Plale. September 22, 2014. A Metadata Application Profile for ORCID. 4th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  17. Courtney Earl Matthews & Michael Witt. June 10, 2014. The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR): An Institutional Data Management Service With a Virtual Research Environment, Data Publication, and Archiving. 10th International Conference on Open Repositories, Helsinki, Finland.
  18. Ahmed Abdel-Gawad, Alicia Lim, & Michael Witt. May 22, 2014. Integrating ORCID and HUBzero. ORCID Outreach Meeting and Codefest, Chicago, Illinois.
  19. Sylvie Brouder et al. March 5, 2014. The Water Quality Field Station and the Purdue University Research Repository: Managing, Disseminating, and Preserving Big Agriculture Data at Purdue. Big Data in Agriculture, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  20. Mark P. Newton, Hailey Mooney & Michael Witt. December 1, 2010. A Description of Data Citation Instructions in Style Guides. The 6th International Digital Curation Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  21. Michael Witt & Patricia Cruse. June 28, 2010. DataCite: An International Initiative to Facilitate the Citation of Research Data. ALA Annual Conference, General Poster Session and ACRL STS Poster Session, Washington, D.C.
  22. D. Scott Brandt, Jacob R. Carlson, Melissa H. Cragin, Bryan Heidorn, Sarah L. Shreeves, Carole L. Palmer & Michael Witt. December 2, 2008. Investigating Data Curation Profiles Across Multiple Research Disciplines. 4th International Digital Curation Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  23. Marianne Stowell Bracke & Michael Witt. April 29, 2008. Partnering with Agronomy Faculty to Create a Framework for Data Sharing. United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Annual Conference, Wooster, Ohio.
  24. Michael Witt & Jacob R. Carlson. December 13, 2007. Conducting a Data Interview. 3rd International Digital Curation Conference, Washington D.C.
  25. Marianne Stowell Bracke & Michael Witt. June 25, 2007. A Watershed Moment: Preserving and Improving Access to Water Quality Data. ACRL Science and Technology Section, ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.