Heidi Kelly

  • Digital Preservation Librarian
  • Assistant Librarian
Herman B Wells Library W501
Phone (812) 856-5295

In her current work, Heidi Kelly (formerly Dowding) is responsible for developing the digital stewardship capacities of the Libraries. This includes running the Born Digital Preservation Lab, which preserves obsolete media and builds example workflows for handling new types of digital content. She also heads the Digital Preservation Policy Framework Task Force, which is aimed at developing the administrative infrastructure to better support long-term sustainability of digital content. Finally, she acts as product owner for HydraDAM2, a preservation repository for audiovisual content being developed in collaboration with WGBH. Heidi’s research interests include digital curation, digital forensics, alternative publishing models, and the long-term sustainability of open-access publications.

She frequently presents and publishes on issues related to digital preservation, including “Securing Trustworthy Digital Repositories” (co-authored) in iPRES2016 Proceedings (Bern, Switzerland); “Process as Product: Modularizing Digital Preservation to Serve Diverse Needs,” a poster presented to the IFLA 2016 World Library and Information Congress (Columbus, OH); and “Open Access, Digital Preservation, and the Changing Scholarly Record” in Open Access and the Future of Academic Libraries (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). Her professional service includes membership on the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) Advisory Committee, the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) Services Committee, and the Indiana University Bloomington Faculty Council Technology Policy. From 2013 – 2015, she served on the Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee.

Heidi received her M.L.I.S. degree from Wayne State University and her B.A. in Art History from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the IU Libraries, she held positions as DiXiT Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences Huygens ING (Netherlands), as national Digital Stewardship Resident at the Library of Congress and Dumbarton Oaks, and as Reference and Digital Services Librarian at Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan).