Dharma AkmonPhoto of Dharma Akmon

Assistant Research Scientist and Director of Project Management and User Support
Director, National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture

Brief Biography

Dharma Akmon is the Director of Project Management and User Support and also directs the National Archives of Data on Arts and Culture. 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

Pienta, A., Noble, J., Akmon, D., et al. (2017). A Data-driven approach to appraisal and selection at a domain data repository. International Journal of Digital Curation, 12(2). DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v12i2.500

Akmon, D., Hedstrom, M., Myers, J., et al. (2017). Building tools to support active curation: Lessons learned from SEAD. International Journal of Digital Curation, 12(2). DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v12i2.552

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.

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