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Rachel provides leadership in crafting the Libraries' overall vision for the preservation of digital collections, a key focus of our strategic plan. In this position, she develops, documents, implements and oversees preservation workflows, procedures and policies for the Penn Libraries' digital collections and assets, both digitized and born-digital. She also collaborates with stakeholders across the Libraries and the University to develop programmatic and sustainable policies and workflows to address digital curation and long-term digital preservation needs for the Libraries and related campus assets.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Smith College and a Master of Science in Information Studies with a specialization in Digital Archives and Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Affiliation
  • National Stewardship Association (NDSA)
  • Digital Library Federation (DLF)