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Dara Baker

Office of Innovation, National Archives and Records Administration
Digital Format Specialist
College Park, MD
Dara Baker works as the Digital Format Specialist in the Office of Innovation at the National Archives. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning and the Regent for Outreach for the Academy of Certified Archivists. She holds degrees from Harvard University (MA, History), the University of Maryland, College Park (MLS) and is a Certified Archivist.

She has worked as a lone arranger (Export-Import Bank of the United States), as a supervisor and head archivist (U.S. Naval War College, Naval Historical Collection), as a reference and (re)processing archivist, special projects researcher, and volunteer coordinator (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library), an historian (Lecturer, Princeton University and Assistant Historian, Federal Judicial Center) and is currently pursuing her PhD in Humanities and Technology at Salve Regina University.