D. Scott Brandt is a professor of library science and associate dean for research in the Purdue University Libraries (PUL). As acting director of the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), he oversees efforts to investigate solutions for curation issues of organizing, facilitating access to, archiving and preserving research data and data sets in complex environments. He oversees the Libraries’ research agenda, ensuring participation in sponsored funding ranging from the NSF and USDA, to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to local seed grants—since April 2005, librarians have participated in 61 collaborative grants with 70 faculty across the West Lafayette campus. Prior to arriving at Purdue in 1993, he was associate head of the Science and Engineering Libraries at MIT. He received his MLS at Indiana University, and is the author of Teaching Technology (2002) and Unix in Libraries (1991).
Jacob ("Jake") Carlson is a Data Research Scientist at the Purdue University Libraries. In this role, he explores the application of the theories, principles and practices of library science beyond the domain of traditional "library work." In particular, Carlson seeks to increase the Libraries' capabilities and opportunities to work in data related research. Much of his work is done through direct collaborations and partnerships with research faculty. Carlson is one of the architects of the Data Curation Profile Toolkit developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
A list of personnel from the research project in which the Data Curation Profiles were developed can be found on the "History" page