Dharma AkmonPhoto of Dharma Akmon

Director, National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture
Manager, Childcare and Early Education Research Connections
Research Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Brief Biography

Dharma Akmon directs the National Archives of Data on Arts and Culture and manages the Childcare & Early Education Archives. She joined ICPSR in 2016 from ProQuest, where she was the platform manager for dissertations tools and services. Her research has focused on scientific data practices, including how scientists view the long-term value of their data and how they manage their own data for short- and medium-term use. As part of the SEAD project and other cyberinfrastructure development efforts, she has been particularly interested in using such knowledge to build better tools to facilitate the long-term preservation and accessibility of data. Akmon received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in History from Michigan State University.

Recent Publications

Myers, J., Hedstrom, M., Akmon, D., Payette, S., Plale, et al. (2015). "Towards Sustainable Curation and Preservation: The SEAD Project's Data Services Approach." IEEE.

Akmon, D., Zimmerman, A., Daniels, M., & Hedstrom, M. (2011). "The Application of archival concepts to a data-intensive environment: Working with scientists to understand data management and preservation needs." Archival Science, 11(3), 329-348.

Akmon, D. (2010). "Only with your permission: How rights holders respond (or don't respond) to requests to display archival materials online." Archival Science, 10(1), 45-64.

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