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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Robert J. Sandusky, Ph.D.: About


Robert J. Sandusky completed his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science in 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . He is currently Associate Professor and Associate University Librarian and Associate Dean for Information Technology at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s University Library. He also served as an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Sandusky also holds a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.

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My current research is focused on two areas:

  • the translatability of notions of computational provenance, as embodied in the W3C's PROV recommendation, to libraries, archives, and musuems
  • supporting and understanding the data management and data reuse practices of scientists, librarians, and other stakeholder groups as a co-investigator on the NSF funded DataONE project. DataONE is a large international effort to support e-science for a range of scientific communities conducting observational investigations of ecology, hydrology, ornithology, and many other disciplines.

My research is interdisciplinary and collaborative and is focused on sociotechnical systems, scholarly communications, and distributed work. My research is driven by these questions:

  • How do communities / disciplines use information and information and communications technologies to manage their work?
  • What kinds of information practices are used and emerge within communities / disciplines?
  • How do technologies, organizational / disciplinary culture, and processes influence each other as information practices emerge?
  • How are information, activity, technology, practice, and social order interrelated?

Curriculum Vitae in .pdf format

Robert J. Sandusky