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AUTHOR: Kate Murray

Kate Murray is the IT Specialist (Audio-Visual Specialist) in the Technology Policy Directorate at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, Kate leads the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual Working Group and coauthors the Sustainability of Digital Formats website. She is the co-chair of the Mellon Foundation’s Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives and a coordinator of the 2015 Archiving Email Symposium. Prior to joining the Library of Congress, Kate was the Digital Process Development Specialist in the Digitization Planning Branch at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) specializing in standardizing and documenting moving image and audio formats. Before joining government service, she worked as the Audiovisual Archivist at University of Maryland College Park Libraries, the Audio and Visual Media Conservator at Emory University Libraries, and on digital projects at University of Cape Town Libraries in South Africa. Before making the switch to audio and visual materials, Kate was the Collections Conservator for NYU Libraries. From 2010-2013, she was the co-chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Preservation Committee and is a current active member of SMPTE (including TC-30MR AHG SMPTE Core Metadata and 31FS Timecode in MXF), IASA (Technical Committee) and ISO/TC171/SC2 (PDF-related standards committees). Kate received her undergraduate degree in Medieval Literature from Columbia University and her MLS from the University of Cape Town.

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