Kara

Van Malssen

Partner and Senior Consultant
Twitter: @kvanmalssen

Kara Van Malssen

Partner and Senior Consultant
Twitter: @kvanmalssen

Kara is committed to helping clients design innovative solutions for their digital preservation, digital asset management, and metadata management challenges. She focuses on developing practical, holistic solutions for data and information management, usability, and sustainability, by placing equal emphasis on human, procedural, technical aspects of a project.

Kara’s professional activities include co-founding and co-organizing the Association of Moving Image Archivists/Digital Library Federation Hack Day, serving on the steering committee for PASIG, and on the PREMIS editorial committee. Previously, she acted as chair of the PBCore schema team. Kara frequently speaks at conferences and workshops, nationally and internationally. She has been a trainer with ICCROM’s Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections (SOIMA) initiative since 2007 and has taught at SOIMA courses in Brazil, India, Lithuania, Kenya, Mexico, Brussels, and Ghana.

From 2011-2015, Kara was Adjunct Professor at New York University, where she taught Digital Preservation and Digital Literacy for the MIAP Program, from which she also holds an MA.

Kara became a mother in January 2016 to a baby boy, Isaac. She recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York to St. Augustine, Florida.