University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kristin R. Eschenfelder

Professor and Director - on sabbatical 2018-2019

(608) 263-2105

4217 HC White Hall | 600 North Park Street | Madison, WI 53706


PhD Information Transfer, Syracuse University 2000

Areas of Interest

Information policy, scholarly communications, data sharing and data governance, social aspects of ICTs, government information

Classes taught

603 Research & Evaluation Methods
LIS 751 Database Design & Management

Recent Publications

(2017) Organizational Resilience in Data Archives: Three Case Studies in Social Science Data Archives. Data Science Journal, 16, p 12. Eschenfelder, K. Shankar, K. DOI:

(2016) “Social Science Data Archives: A Trans-Atlantic History of Field-Level Knowledge Infrastructures from 1960-2004.” Science & Technology Studies, Shankar, K.; Eschenfelder K.E.; Downey G.

(2016) “Collaboration Among Social Science Data Archives” IASSIST Quarterly, 40(1). Eschenfelder, Shankar et al.

(2015) Sustaining Data Archives over Time: Lessons from the Organizational Studies Literature, New Review of Information Networking, 20:1-2, 248-254. Shankar & Eschenfelder