d. scott brandt (a.k.a. techman)

_Purdue University Libraries
_________Access. Knowledge. Success.


D. Scott Brandt
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Library Science
Purdue University Libraries (ADMN)
504 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058



As associate dean for research in the Libraries I am responsible for overseeing research programs in library science, including overall program direction and development, extramural funding, and fiscal management. I oversee a Libraries initiative to engage in research integrating library science and information technology based research with other researchers at Purdue, especially with other disciplines on campus. Check out a CNI Task Force briefing describing our efforts. For current research projects, check the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2)

Professional Preparation:

Indiana University, MLIS, 1983
Indiana University , BA, 1982


2009 - Provost Fellow, Purdue University (half-time appointment)
2005- Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University
2002 - Professor of Library Science, Purdue University
2001 - Research Fellow, Univ of Staffordshire, UK (sabbatical leave)
1998 - Associate Professor, Purdue University
1993 - Assistant Professor Purdue University
1989-1993 - Associate Head, Engr & Science Libraries, MIT

Professional activities:

Reviewer, College & Research Libraries (ACRL.), 2007-
Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education's Improving Literacy Through School Libraries (LSL) Program, 2002-2005.
Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, University of Staffordshire ( UK) -2001
Editorial Board & Reviewer, Online Information Review (Emerald Publishing, Inc.), 2000- 2006
Program Committee, Computers In Libraries Conference (Information Today, Inc.) 1997- 2006
Program Committee, Internet Librarian Conference (Information Today, Inc.) 1997- 2006


PI: Understanding Curation Through the Use of Data Curation Profiles (Institute of Museum and Library Services, $187,242) 2010-2011

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


Brandt, D. Scott. Teaching Technology. New York: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2002. (NS catalog)

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

Book Chapters

“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, 2010.

Sharkey, Jennifer and Brandt, D. Scott. “Integrating Technology Literacy and Information Literacy.” Technology Literacy Uses in Learning Environments. Ed. David D. Carbonara, 64-74. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, 2005.

“Reference, Mental Models and Teaching Technology” in Di Su, ed. Evolution in reference and information services: the impact of the Internet. 37-48. Binghampton, NY: The Haworth Information Press, 2001

“Internet Training: Precursor To Information Literacy” in Gorman, Gary E. ed. The International Yearbook of Library and Information Management 2000-2001: Information Services. 257-277 Library Association Publishing, London, 2001.

“Internet Training” in Liu, Lewis G. ed. The role and impact of the Internet on library and information services. 291-304 Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2001.

Selected Peer-reviewed articles

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

Brandt, D. Scott, Mullins, James L. and Witt, Michael. "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, September 2006.

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.

Selected Invited presentations

-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.