Kristi L. Palmer, MLS


I’ve worked professionally in the arena of digital collection organization and metadata creation since 2003 supporting the creation of faculty, student, and community-driven digital scholarship and cultural heritage collections. My research interests include open access, scholarly communication, and Indianapolis history.  

Projects and Publications: 

Odell, Jere., Kristi L. Palmer, & Emily Dill. “Faculty Attitudes toward Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Disciplinary Differences on an Urban and Health Science Campus.”  Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication5(1), November 2017. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L., Ted Polley, and Caitlin Pollock. Chronicling Hoosier.A digital humanities project, reviewed by the National Endowment for the Humanities Data Challenge Committee. June 2016. 

Odell, Jere., Heather Coates, and Kristi L. Palmer. “Rewarding Open Access Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure: Driving Institutional Change,” College and Research Libraries News. 2016, 77(7): 322-325.

Palmer, Kristi L. "Fire Insurance Maps: Introduction and Glimpses into America's Glass Manufacturing History," The NewsJournal, 20 (4), Winter 2013, p. 3-9. Available:

Johnson, Jennifer and Kristi L. Palmer. "Organic, Symbiotic Digital Collection Development", In Handbook of Digital Library Economics, Cambridge, UK: Chandos, 2013.

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:


Kristi Palmer
Herbert Simon Family Dean

Call: (317) 274-8230
Office: UL 1112C

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