Teaching and PhD Supervision


I have taught across stages (first year through PhD) including classes on information and society, organisation and retrieval of information, research methods, digital libraries, and research data management (part of the MSc in Digital Curation).  I’ve begun supervising MLIS students in service learning projects in 2016-2017 with the Digital Repository of Ireland and in Spring 2017 with the All-Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care.  If your organization is interested in working with the School to offer service learning projects or even internships, please contact me at kalpana.shankar(at)ucd.ie

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising or co-supervising three students on topics as diverse as health communication in Oman, design and use of e-readers, and sustainability in digital library projects.

I am currently accepting applications from potential PhD students in the following topics.  If you are interested in PhD supervision, please feel free to contact me:

  • Critical data studies, especially social and cultural intersections with digital data
  • Communication with and about data and data management
  • Open Data
  • Research evaluation/peer review

University of Trento Erasmus Workshops

During the summers of 2013 and 2014, I had the pleasure of co-teaching some workshops on ethnography of documents and data with the late Professor David Hakken of Indiana University-Bloomington’s School of Informatics and Computing.  Here are the slides and some other materials from those workshops.  They’re not in any order and haven’t been updated, but please feel free to use if you’d like with attribution.

Materials from 2013

Materials from 2014

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