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DPLAfest 2015 has ended
DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Robert McDonald

Indiana University
Associate Dean for Library Technologies
As the Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Robert H. McDonald oversees the technological infrastructure and innovations that facilitate, support, and enhance IU Libraries collections and services. McDonald is the co-principal investigator on several technology-related Libraries initiatives including the HathiTrust Research Center, a digital library initiative providing large-scale data access, and the SEAD DataNet Program, focused on enabling data life-cycle management for sustainability science. He currently represents the IU Libraries on the Program Steering Committee of the HathiTrust Research Center and the Business Model Working Group of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN).
 
McDonald is also the Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center at IU's Pervasive Technology Institute, responsible for collaborative projects that utilize the IU Library in mass data storage, data analysis, data curation, and digital library infrastructure. Additionally, he serves as Director of Kuali OLE Community Development, a multi-institutional initiative to develop open source library management software.
 
Prior to joining the IU Libraries, McDonald held senior management positions with the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego and Florida State University Libraries. He is an active writer and speaker, covering diverse topics in library and information science including open source software, organizational sustainability, storage systems, metadata, data analytics, marketing, and collaborative digital preservation.