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About Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin is currently an Integrated Doctoral Education with Application to Scholarly Communication (IDEASc) fellow at Indiana University - Bloomington; his research focuses on scholarly communication and the history of academic publishing. Previously, Shawn was the scholarly communication librarian at the University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct professor at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. He has also worked as the project librarian for the Text Creation Partnership at the University of Michigan and has been involved with multiple international digital humanities and digital library projects. Shawn also serves as the executive director of the American Association for History and Computing, a constituent society of the American Historical Association, and he has served on the scholarly communications committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries and on several publication committees within the American Library Association. Shawn holds a BA in history from Ohio State University, an MA in history from the College of William and Mary, and certificates in business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and in copyright management from the University of Maryland University College.


August 2015 Present IDEASc Fellow, Indiana University Bloomington ‐ School of Informatics and Computing
June 2011January 2015 Adjunct Professor, Drexel University ‐ College of Computing and Informatics
April 2008July 2015 Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Pennsylvania ‐ Penn Libraries
January 2003April 2008 Project Librarian - Text Creation Partnership, University of Michigan ‐ University Library
September 2000December 2002 Digitization Specialist, Ohio Historical Society ‐ Archives and Library
September 1999July 2000 Intern Fellow, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation ‐ Department of Historical Research

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Scholarly Communication, History of the Book, and Digital Curation


August 2015 Present PhD, Indiana University ‐ School of Informatics and Computing
September 2010June 2013 Certificate - Business Essentials, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
September 2008April 2009 Certificate - Copyright Leadership and Management, University of Maryland University College
August 1999May 2000 MA, College of William and Mary
August 1995June 1999 BA, The Ohio State University

Contact Information

Department of Information and Library Science
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University
1320 E. 10th Street, LI 011
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907


Journal Articles (9)

Teaching Works (1)

Contributions to Books (2)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Presentations (5)

Other (4)