Kristin R. Eschenfelder

Position title: Academic Associate Dean for Computer, Data & Information Sciences


Phone: (608) 263-2105

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

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PhD Information Science, Syracuse University 2000

Research Interests

Research fields – Data management, scholarly communications, information/data policy, science and technology studies

Methods and methodologies –  I have experience with a wide variety of data collection and analysis methodologies.  I have the most experience with content analysis, interviews, focus groups, and surveys.

Theories – Socio-technical theories and organizational and field-level theories of change

Areas of interest – Data sharing and data governance, information policy, scholarly communications, human computer interaction, government information

Classes taught

LIS 603 Research & Evaluation Methods
LIS 751 Relational Database Design & Management
LIS 611 User Experience Design I
LIS 704 Introduction to Analytics for Decision Making
LIS 705 Data Mining Planning and Management


Recent Publications

Fernandez-Molina, J.C.; Eschenfelder, K.R.; Rubel. A. (2020) E-journal license use clauses: a comparison of US and Spanish license terms. College and Research Libraries.

Eschenfelder, K.R.; Shankar, K.; Williams, R; Langham, A.; Zhang, M.; Salo, D.(2018) A nine dimensional framework for digital cultural heritage organizational sustainability: A content analysis of the LIS literature (2000–2015) Online Information Review.

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

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

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

More information

Eschenfelder Google Scholar profile
Eschenfelder works in Minds@UW repository
Current research: Social Science Data Archives: History & Sustainability