Richie Tarver joined the Oklahoma Geological Survey in 2011 as a Lab/Research Technician III at the Oklahoma Petroleum Information Center, where he currently works as Data and Collections Manager.
Mr. Tarver has nearly a decade of collections management experience with emphasis on the digital preservation and curation of archival collections for research loans.
Richie received his undergraduate and graduate education in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.
As the recipient of several United States Geological Survey-Department of the Interior- (USGS-DOI) grants for data preservation, one of Richie’s principle objectives at the OGS is to foster the digital infrastructure of data holdings within the OGS-OPIC repository.
In addition to his managerial duties at the OPIC facility, Richie is also working to establish a geoarchaeological lithic provenance study to determine the location and distribution of raw source materials used by early Paleoamerican hunter-gatherers to develop their tool industry.