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Cara Key

Digital Repository Librarian

Phone: (541) 737-7988
Office room number: 4th Floor, The Valley Library
Primary Duties:

I provide digital services and resources for the OSU community by supporting the repositories that hold university scholarship, unique cultural and historical collections, and open-access journals.

Brief CV

  • MLIS, Florida State University, 2009
  • BA, Anthropology, University of North Carolina, 2004

ORCID: 0000-0002-8960-7022


Selected Publications:
Selected Presentations:
  • Key, C. (2024, March 6). Lessons from the OSU IR's First Annual Preservation Assessment. Presentation for Data Curation Network, Online. Reprisal of November 14, 2023 presentation. 
  • Key, C. (2023, November 14). Lessons from the OSU IR's First Annual Preservation Assessment. Presentation at DLF 2023 Forum, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  • Castillo, D., Deitering, A. M., and Key, C. (2023, October 20). Organizing for Open: Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values. Presentation at 2023 Core Forum, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Key, C. and Seymore, S.B. (2023, April 20). "Reimagining Oregon Digital." Poster presentation at 2023 Oregon Library Assocation Conference, Bend, OR, United States. 
  • Key, C., Llebot, C., and Boock, M. (2023, March 28). Building a trustworthy data repository: Leveraging CoreTrustSeal certification as a lens for service improvements. Presentation at RDAP Virtual Summit 2023, Online.
  • Key, C. (2022, October 12). Developing a practice of representation for women athletes in OSU Digital Collections. Presentation at DLF 2022 Forum, Baltimore, MD, United States.
  • Key, C. (2021, Apr. 23). OLAQ moves to OJS. Poster presentation at 2021 Oregon Library Association Conference, Online. 
  • Sato, L., Key, C., Ramirez, G.L., and Wick, R. (2019, October). It's 2019, do you know where your metadata is? Oregon Digital and the Joys of Migrating...Again. Presentation at Samvera Connect 2019, St. Louis, MO.  
  • Key, C. (2018, October). Using DevOps Tools for Migrating the Louisiana Digital Library. Presentation at DLF 2018 Forum, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Key, C. and Waugh, M. (2018, April) Creating a Reproducible Metadata Transformation Pipeline Using Technology Best Practices. Presentation at 2018 Digital Initiatives Symposium, San Diego, CA.