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Mike Furlough

Advising Faculty

Mike Furlough is Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University Libraries, which he joined in 2006.  His responsibilities include leading content stewardship services that support the life cycle of scholarly production, including curation, publication, preservation, and special collections.  He works closely with the Penn State University Press and Information Technology Services to develop infrastructure to support these services, and he serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the Penn State Institute for CyberScience.  Furlough’s research has focused on how libraries and universities develop organizational support for emerging scholarly communication practices.  His current research project is titled “Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries,” which is sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources, and which was just published by MediaCommons Press. He has served as one of the faculty for the Duraspace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute in both 2011 and 2012, collaborating in the development of its curriculum. Prior to joining Penn State he worked at the University of Virginia Library he led the GeoStat lab, initiating support for GIS in digital humanities research, and later led planning and development of the Scholar’s Lab.