Kara Van Malssen focuses on helping clients develop effective lifecycle management practices for audiovisual material, from production to preservation, and works to implement the policies and tools that will enable those practices to be realized. She specializes in digital asset management, metadata modeling and standards implementation, and digital repository planning and development. Her past and continuing consultancies include the Museum of Modern Art, Facing History and Ourselves, and UN Women. Never one to sit still, Kara is active internationally as a trainer with ICCROM’s Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections (SOIMA) initiative, for which she has taught in Brazil (2007), India (2009), and Lithuania (2011), and NYU’s Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) program, which has taken her on numerous visits to Ghana to conduct workshops. She is also co-chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ International Outreach Committee. Kara is Adjunct Professor at New York University, where she teaches Digital Preservation for the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, and for Pratt Institute, where she teaches Metadata: Description and Access for the School of Library and Information Science. Kara holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University.

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