D. Scott Brandt

University Title:
Professor
Division/Unit(s):
Data Specialists
Research Data
Research & Assessment
Location(s):
Stewart Center
174D

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Professor
Research Areas:
My research from ~2005 onward centers around practices of researchers and issues they encounter related to data management, discovery and dissemination (curation). I am interested in how communities come together around standards or best practices in these areas. Prior to 2005 my work focused on the use and training of technology.
Education:
Master of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, 1983
Batchelor of Arts, Indiana University, 1982
Professional Experience:
Purdue University
2013- Senor Data Specialist
2009. Provost Fellow, Purdue University (half-time appointment)
2005-2013 Associate Dean for Research in the Libraries
2002 – Professor of Library Science
2001. Research Fellow, Univ of Staffordshire, UK (sabbatical leave)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989-1993. Associate Head for Collections, Engineering and Science Libraries
Honors and Awards:

2013 Association of Collecge and Research Libraries’ Science and Technology Section Innovation Award: Distributed Data Curation Center and the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit (with Jake Carlson and Michael Witt).

Publications

Books

Brandt, D. Scott. Teaching Technology. New York: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2002.

Brandt, D. Scott. UNIX in Libraries. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991.

Select Peer-reviewed publications

Zhang, T., Zilinski, L., Brandt, D. S., & Carlson, J. (2015). Assessing Perceived Usability of the Data Curation Profile Toolkit Using the Technology Acceptance Model. International Journal of Digital Curation10(1), 48-67.

Brandt, D. Scott and Kim, Eugenia. (2014). “Data Curation Profiles as a means to explore managing, sharing, disseminating or preserving digital outcomes.”  International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 10 (1), 21-34.

Brandt, D. Scott (2013). “Purdue University Research Repository: Collaborations in Data Management.” in ed. Joyce Ray, Research Data Management. West Lafayette, IN, Purdue University Press, 325-346.

Brandt, D. Scott (2013) Learning Hands-on and by Trial & Error with Data Curation Profiles. Proceedings of the Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum Conference (DigCurV 2013), Florence, Italy, 6-7 May, 2013. Edited by: Chiara Cirinnà, Kate Fernie, Maurizio Lunghi, Vittore Casarosa. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum Vol-1016. Retrieved 10 October 2015: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1016/

Brandt, D. Scott (2010) “Librarians, advocacy and the research enterprise,” in eds. William Welburn, Janice Simmons-Welburn, and Beth McNeil, Advocacy, Outreach, Postsecondary Education and America’s Libraries: A Call for Action. Chicago, ALA/ACRL.

Witt, M., Carlson, J., Brandt, D. S., & Cragin, M. H. (2009). Constructing data curation profiles. International Journal of Digital Curation4(3), 93-103.

Brandt, D. Scott  (June 2007). “Librarians as partners in e-research.” College & Research Libraries News, 68, 6: 365-367, 396.

Brandt, D. Scott, Mullins, J. L. and Witt, M. (2006) “Enabling Interaction and Quality in a Distributed Data DRIS.” Enabling Interaction & Quality: Beyond the Hanseatic League. 8th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems. Edited by Anne G.S.Asserson & Eduard J. Simons. 55-62. Leuven, Netherlands, Leuven University Press.

Brandt, D. Scott, and Uden, Lorna. “Insight into mental models of novice Internet searchers.” Communications of the ACM, 46, no.7 (July 2003): 133-136.

Brandt, D. Scott. “Consumerism and the Web: Helping Students Consume Information. ” Library Issues. Briefings for Faculty and Administrators. 22, 4 (March 2002).

Brandt, D. Scott, and Uden, Lorna. “A Simplified Method of Eliciting Information from Novices.” Educational Technology. 42, 1 (Jan.-Feb. 2002): 52-55.

Brandt, D. Scott. “Reference, Mental Models and Teaching Technology.” The Reference Librarian. 74 (2001): 37-48.

Brandt, D. Scott. “Information Technology Literacy: Mental Models and Task Knowledges.” Library Trends 50, 1 (Summer 2001): 74-87.

Uden, Lorna and *Brandt, D. Scott. “Knowledge Analysis Of Tasks For Instructional Design” Educational Technology 41, 5 (Sept-Oct 2001): 59-63.

Presentations

Select Invited presentations

“Understanding Data Deposit: Observations from Sabbatical Research.”
[Brown bag] Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN Apr 4, 2014

“Purdue University Research Repository.” Smarter Agriculture: A Dialogue on Critical Data for Agriculture. Potomac MD, Oct. 10 – 11, 2013.

“Using the Data Curation Profile as a Means to Engage Researchers.” IASSIST 2013, Cologne, Germany, May 28-31, 2013.

“Learning Hands-on and by Trial & Error with Data Curation Profiles.” DigCurV International Conference. Florence, Italy, May 6-7, 2013

“Data Curation Profiles &  CDCG.” Closing the Digital Curation Gap. UNC Chapel Hill, NC, March 7-8, 2013.

“E-Science Outreach & Learning.” University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies. Webinar, July 13, 2012.

“Data Curation as a Form of Collaborative Research.” ALA 2012, Anaheim, CA, June 22-25, 2012

-with Charles Watkinson, “Conceptualizing Library Data Curation and Publishing Services.” 4th Bloomsbury Conference on e-Publishing and e-Publications. London, June 24-26, 2010.

-with Jake Carlson, “Exploring e-Data Collections with Curation Profiles.” USAIN 2010: Agriculture without Borders. West Lafayette, IN, May 12-13, 2010.

“Out of the Box: Innovating New Service Models… at Purdue University.” XXVIII Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. Charleston, SC, November 5 – 8, 2008

-with Robert McDonald and David Minor, “Perspectives on Collaborative Data Cyberinfrastructure: A Role for Libraries in Data Curation and Long-Lived Preservation Services.” EDUCAUSE 2008, Orlando FL, October 28-31, 2008.

-with Medha Devare, “Supporting the Virtual Organization.” (Reactor Panel) Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future. ARL/CNI Meeting, Arlington VA, Oct. 16-17, 2008

“Resources for a library data curation program: people, buy-in, and relationships.” University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, GSLIS Summer Institute on Data Curation, June 2-4, 2008

“Purdue’s Interdisciplinary Research Initiative.” CIC/CLIC Librarians & -Science: Focusing Towards 2020. Purdue University, May 12-13, 2008

“e-Research in Practice.” Ex Libris ARL Director’s Meeting, “Preservation and Discovery in the Digital Age.” Cambridge, MA, Nov. 14-15, 2007

“Data, Metadata, Research, Meta-research.” . American Library Association Annual Meeting, ACRL Science and Technology Section. “Issues and Trends in Digital Repositories of Non-textual Information: Support for Research and Teaching.” Washington DC, June 25, 2007.

Other Information

Grants

PI: Enhancing the Data Curation Profiles to help Bridge the Gap between Researcher and Repository (Institute of Museum and Library Services, $49,163) 2014-2015

PI: Understanding Curation Through the Use of Data Curation Profiles (Institute of Museum and Library Services, $187,242) 2010-2013

PI: Investigating Data Curation Profiles Across Multiple Research Disciplines. (Institute of Museum and Library Services, $421,068) 2007-2010 (See: http://www.datacurationprofiles.org)