Jake Carlson is the Data Research Scientist at the Purdue University Libraries. In this role, he explores the application of the theories, principles and practices of library science beyond the domain of traditional "library work". In particular, Carlson seeks to increase the Libraries' capabilities and opportunities to work in data related research. Much of his work is done through direct collaborations and partnerships with research faculty. Carlson is one of the architects of the Data Curation Profile tool developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.