CU-Boulder Research Data Ambassadors provide discipline-specific outreach and support for research data management. Please contact the following members of the Research Data Advisory Committee with questions about research data from the following disciplines:
Lori Emerson Assistant Professor and Director of the Media Archaeology Lab lori.emerson(at)colorado.edu
While Lori Emerson's data consists of the usual word documents generated by humanities scholars who write articles and books, she is also responsible for maintaining the ever-growing website and online catalog for the Media Archaeology Lab. Additionally, since renown digital artists and writers have donated valuable work on 5.25" and 3.5" floppy to the lab, she is also responsible for migrating this data to new formats so that the data is accessible for the foreseeable future.
Thea Lindquist Associate Professor and History Librarian/Historian thea.lindquist(at)colorado.edu
Thea Lindquist's data mainly resides in images of primary and secondary sources, spreadsheets, and the text files she finds indispensable for notetaking and synthesis into formal scholarly outputs. She and her research partners are also experimenting with enhancing the findability and usability of online primary sources by exposing the people, places and events buried within them as linked open data using formats like XML and RDF. A former GIS librarian, Lindquist stewards shapefiles as well, and is particularly interested in the applications of historical geographic data.
Elaine Paul Director of Visual Resources, Department of Art and Art History elaine.paul(at)colorado.edu
Elaine Paul received her graduate degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her experience and interests include metadata coordination and curation of digital collections, image research instruction and outreach, and support for digital scholarship and research data management in the arts and humanities.
Andrew Johnson Assistant Professor and Research Data Librarian andrew.m.johnson(at)colorado.edu
Andrew Johnson provides support for research data management to CU-Boulder faculty and students, including instruction, consultation, and leadership in campus-wide efforts to develop research data services. Prior to joining CU-Boulder, his work primarily involved managing and curating data for research groups in disciplines ranging from neuropsychology to biophotonics. His own research interests focus on emerging library services and infrastructure for research data management and related areas. PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Shelley Knuth Senior Data Research Specialist, Research Computing shelley.knuth(at)colorado.edu
Shelley Knuth works closely with the CU-Libraries to provide research data management support for all disciplines represented at CU. Some of her activities include: teaching, consulting, and technical applications to data management. Prior to her work as a data manager, Shelley received her PhD working as an atmospheric scientist researching air-sea interactions in the Antarctic, which included large amounts of data processing.
Jani Little Director of Computing and Research Services, Institute of Behavioral Science jani.little(at)colorado.edu
Little has a long and established involvement in social science data collection and management as the director of Computing and Research Services at the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS). Since CU Boulder's membership was founded, Little has been closely connected to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which continues to be on the forefront in developing innovative strategies for archiving and sharing social science data.