Robert J. Sandusky

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation in .pdf format.

I am Associate Professor, Associate Dean, and Associate University Librarian for Information Technology in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

My central research interest is the investigation of distributed information practices – the confluence of information, systems (digital or not), individuals, groups, organizations, standards, and processes. I take a social informatics approach and examine the distributed information practices of different kinds of communities: distributed software development organizations; biologists; digital library use by scientists, students, researchers, and information professionals; and management of a national-scale data communications network.

My teaching centers on social informatics, applied technology, and the role of information and technology in organizations.

Recent Publications

Sandusky, R.J. (2016). Computational provenance in DataONE: Implications for cultural heritage institutions. Presented at Computational Archival Science: Digital Records in the Age of Big Data. Workshop of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2016). (Washington, D.C., US, December 8, 2016) (Refereed).

Tenopir, C., Hughes, D., Allard, S., Frame, M., Birch, B., Baird, L., Sandusky, R.J., Langseth, M., & Lundeen, A. (2015). Research data services in academic libraries: Data intensive roles for the future? Journal of eScience Librarianship, 4(2): e1085. 10.7191/jeslib.2015.1085

Sandusky, R.J. & Tenopir, C. (2008). Finding and using journal article components: Impacts of disaggregation on teaching and research practice. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 59(6), 970-982.

Mehra, B. & Sandusky, R.J. (forthcoming). Applications of community-based action research in elective courses: Partnering library and information science students with underserved populations to meet their information technology needs. In Roy. L., ed., The Service Connection. Chicago: American LibraryAssociation.

Sandusky, R.J., Tenopir, C. & Casado, M.M. (2007). Figure and table retrieval from scholarly journal articles: User needs for teaching and research. ASIST Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 18 - 25, 2007. Available at http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1901/ (Refereed).

Sandusky, R.J., Tenopir, C. & Casado, M.M. (2007). Use of figures and tables from scholarly journal articles in teaching and research. ASIST Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 18 - 25, 2007. Available at http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1900/ (Refereed).

Sandusky, R.J., & Crowe, J. (2007). A Web 2.0 enabled content management system for rural youth photographers: Social computing supporting community empowerment. SIG Social Informatics Symposium, ASIST Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 18 - 25, 2007. Available at http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/2018/ (Refereed).

Sandusky, R. J. (2007). Herbaria collections in the southeastern United States: Characteristics of emerging cyberinfrastructure. Presented at the Symposium on the Status of the Herbarium Cyberinfrastructure in the Southeast, Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC, April 18-21, 2007. (Invited).

Sandusky, R. J. (2006). Knowledge creation and sharing in software problem management: Sensemaking in a distributed community. Panel presentation: Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities of Practice: Digital Trends. ASIST Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, November 3 - 8, 2006 (Refereed).

Tenopir, C., Sandusky, R. J. & Casado, M.M. (2006). The Value of CSA Deep Indexing for Researchers. Available at: http://info.csa.com/csaillustrata/whitepaper/reg.shtml. (Executive Summary available at: http://info.csa.com/csaillustrata/whitepaper/execsummary.pdf.) Accessed: 11 December 2006.

Sandusky, R. J. (2006). Shared, persistent user search paths: Social navigation as social classification. Poster presented at 17th Annual SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop: Social Classification: Panacea or Pandora? ASIST Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, November 4, 2006 (Refereed).

Sandusky, R. J., & L. Gasser. (2005). Negotiation and the coordination of information and activity in distributed software problem management. GROUP '05: ACM 2005 International Conference on Supporting Group Work. Sanibel Island, Florida, November 6 - 9, 2005 (Refereed).

Sandusky, R. J. (2005). Software problem management as information management in a F/OSS development community. OSS 2005: The First International Conference on Open Source Systems. Genova, Italy, July 11 - 15, 2005 (Refereed).

Gasser, L., Ripoche, G., Sandusky, R., Sansonnet, J., Turner, W. (2004). Distributed representations and collective agreement. Society for Social Studies of Science and The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology Meeting, Paris, August 25-28, 2004 (Refereed).

Sandusky, R. J., L. Gasser, & G. Ripoche (2004). Information practices as an object of DCP research. Distributed Collective Practice: Building New Directions for Infrastructural Studies. Workshop of the CSCW 2004 Conference. (Chicago, IL, US, November 6, 2004) (Refereed).

Sandusky, R. J., L. Gasser, & G. Ripoche (2004). Bug report networks: Varieties, strategies, and impacts in a F/OSS development community. MSR 2004: International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories, ICSE 2004, IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, May 25, 2004 (Refereed).

Gasser, L., G. Ripoche, & R. J. Sandusky (2004). Research infrastructure for empirical science of F/OSS. MSR 2004: International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories, ICSE 2004, IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, May 25, 2004 (Refereed). Available at: http://www.limsi.fr/Individu/turner/DCP/Chicago2004/Sandusky.pdf.) Accessed: 11 December 2006.

Sandusky, R. J. (2003). Infrastructure management as cooperative work: Implications for systems design, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) The Journal of Collaborative Computing, 12(1), 97-122.