Indiana State University

Cinda May, Indiana State University

Cinda May is Chair of Special Collections at Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University where she provides leadership for digital preservation efforts on the ISU campus. She serves as the Project Director for Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project, a collaborative endeavor by cultural heritage organizations in west central Indiana to document and preserve the region’s history in a digital format. A participant in the Library of Congress’ Train-the-Trainer program sponsored by the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program, Ms. May presents digital preservation workshops geared toward small to mid-sized organizations with modest resources. At present, Ms. May is working with the Indiana State Library to establish the Indiana Memory Digital Preservation Center to provide an affordable and sustainable means for Indiana’s cultural heritage organizations to preserve their digital content.

Ms. May is a member of the MetaArchive Cooperative’s Preservation Committee and co-chairs the Outreach Committee. A self-described “cheerleader,” Ms. May is passionate about digital preservation education and finding ways for under-resourced organizations to preserve their digital content through collaborative participation in the Cooperative.