Since 1977 Libbie Stephenson has been director of the UCLA Social Sciences Data Archive where she is responsible for archival collection policy and curation policy development and implementation. Data Archive staff and researchers work in a collaborative environment where the focus is on understanding the nature and scope of research approach and management of research output throughout the entire life cycle of a project. The Data Archive is one of the key support components in those disciplines that provide instruction in research methods, survey design and methods, statistics, and data analysis. She has served on the ICPSR Council, as president of IASSIST, and is a member of the board of directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Recent projects have focused on how the data curation workflow followed by archives can enable data discovery and access within institutional repositories and how these two types of operations can cooperate to ensure the long term usability of data.