Richard Higgins

Indiana University

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Indiana University Libraries

Scholarly Communication Department | Research & Technology Strategies
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
IU Libraries' Professional Staff Award Winner (2017)

I support the IUScholarWorks Institutional Repository (DSpace) and Open Access Journal program (Open Journal Systems).

My background and training have contributed to a set of skills for building bridges between scholarly research and digital technologies. I have a Ph.D. in English and began to bring network and machine technologies into my teaching and research when such methods were still known as Humanities Computing. After moving full time into the domain of Information and Library Science, I have worked in core areas of research enterprise environments, building expertise in scholarly communication, data management, repository systems, and digital publishing, while also developing and managing the upgrade paths of several complex, open-source web applications.


M.S.I.S., Information and Library Science, May 2016

Indiana University Bloomington

Core subjects: Digital Libraries and Publishing, Computational Humanities, Data Science, Research Systems and Integration, Web Programming

Ph.D., English, Dec 2009

Indiana University Bloomington

Minor in Cultural Studies. Certificate in Victorian Studies.

Core topics: Class and Gender, Histories of Emotion and Affect, Science and Technology, Textualities and Reading Practices. Dissertation title: "Feeling Like a Clerk: The Emotional Economy of the Lower Middle Class in Dickens, Gissing, and Wells"

B.A., Literature (with distinction in major ), June 1994

University of California, Santa Cruz

Capstone paper: "Engendering the Court Lady in Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier"