Purdue University

Carly Dearborn, Purdue University

Carly Dearborn is the Digital Preservation and Electronic Records Archivist with Purdue University Libraries. Dearborn leads the development of digital preservation services within the Libraries and is also responsible for appraisal, description, and preservation of the University’s unique digital collections of research value. Dearborn manages the archives’ web archiving program and am currently developing born-digital and forensics processing workflows. She also sits on the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) team where she serves as the digital archivist and helps establish best practices in digital preservation and long-term access to research datasets. Dearborn graduated with a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. While in Austin, she worked at the Perry-Castañeda Library and the Harry Ransom Center. Prior to moving to Texas, she worked with the National Park Service Regional Office in Omaha, Nebraska. Dearborn received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of South Dakota.

Dearborn has been involved with the MetaArchive Cooperative since Purdue University joined in 2013. Additionally, she is entering the second year of membership on the Preservation Committee and first as the co-chair of the Committee. Dearborn enjoys participating in the MetaArchive community because she believes all the members share a true dedication to making sure digital preservation remains sustainable, collaborative, and community-focused. The Cooperative fosters an environment where community-based solutions have real impact, giving it an important voice in the preservation discourse.