Digital Archivist/Records Manager
Office: 806 Blegen Library
Eira Tansey is the Digital Archivist/Records Manager for the University of Cincinnati. Tansey is responsible for the university's records management program, and for the planning and development of workflows related to born-digital archives and digital preservation of electronic records. She received her BA in Geography from the University of Cincinnati and her MLIS from San Jose State University.
Ms. Tansey currently serves on the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee, and is also on AAUP-UC's Executive Council as an at-large member. She has previously served in numerous service roles at the national and local levels, including on the Society of American Archivists' Committee on Public Policy and as Chair of the UC Libraries Faculty Executive Committee.
Her active areas of research include the effects of climate change on archives and archivists, the role of records within environmental regulation, and the enforcement of recordkeeping laws. Her research has been profiled in Nature, VICE, Pacific Standard, and Yale Climate Connections. She has written for a wide variety of archives, history, and environmental policy journals, and is currently working on a publication for CLIR titled “A Green New Deal for Archives.”