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Kristi Palmer

Kristi Palmer

Kristi L. Palmer, MLS
Director, Center for Digital Scholarship
IUPUI University Library
Liaison to the IUPUI Department of History
Liaison to the Programs of Women's and American Studies

Office : UL 1115
Phone : (317) 274-8230
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Kristi L. Palmer earned a B.A. in History from Ball State University in 1999 and a Master in Library Science from Indiana University in 2001.  She has worked professionally in the arena of digital collection organization and metadata creation for 12 years supporting the creation of faculty, student, and community-driven digital scholarship and cultural heritage collections.  Palmer’s research interests include open access, scholarly communication, and Indianapolis history, with her publications and presentations on the topics earning her recognition as one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers in 2009.  In addition to directing the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, Palmer also provides collection development and research instruction for the Department of History, and Programs of Women’s Studies and American Studies. 

Works in IUPUIScholarWorks

Palmer, Kristi L. and Anthony Stamatoplos. "Collaborative Repurposing of Existing Technology to Enhance Student-Directed Research." Presented at EDUCAUSE 2012. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L., Emily Dill, and Charlene Christie. "Where There's a Will There's a Way," in College & Research Libraries. 70(4), 2008: 315‐330. Available: [preprint]; Published version:

Palmer, Kristi L. and Ann O'Bryan. "The Evolving Cataloging Department." 2007. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. "Imag-ing Our Foremothers: Art as a Means of Promoting Information Literacy." Indiana libraries, 26(2), 2007, 30-34. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. "Indianapolis in Maps: Now and Then." [A reusable learning object]. 2006. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. and Emily Dill. "Preaching to the Choir?: How Academic Librarians Really Feel About Open Access." Presented at Electronic Resources & Libraries 2nd Annual Conference, Atlanta, Ga., 2007. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. and Emily Dill. Survey of Librarian Attitudes About Open Access. Presented at Presentation at the Public Knowledge Project First Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada. 2007. Available:

Hollingsworth, Jaena and Kristi L. Palmer. "Targeting Undergraduates in Library Diversity Initiatives." Presented at National Diversity in Libraries Conference. 2008. Available:

Dill, Emily and Kristi Palmer. "What's the Big IDeA?: Considerations for Implementing an Institutional Repository." Library Hi Tech News no. 6, 2005, pp. 11-14. Available:

Palmer, Krist L. "Image-ing Our Foremothers: Art as a Means to Connecting with Women's History." [A reusable learning object]. 2005. Available:

Dill, Emily, Kristi L. Palmer, and Kevin Petsche. "What's the Big IDeA: Institutional Digital Repositories @ Your Library." Presented at Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2005. Available:

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