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Karen Hanson

Portico, ITHAKA
Lead Research Developer
Karen is currently the Senior Research Developer at Portico. In this role she works to identify current and emerging technology issues relevant to Portico's operations and mission, as well as discover, evaluate, develop, and implement tools to enhance preservation services. Karen is currently working on a Mellon grant in partnership with NYU Libraries, CLOCKSS, and a number of university presses to identify ways to improve preservation workflows to support a new generation of enhanced digital monographs. In previous positions she worked on several open source projects (PASS, RMap) as a Software Engineer at Johns Hopkins University Libraries. She also spent 5 years as the Knowledge Systems Librarian at NYU Health Sciences Libraries, where she specialized in digital archives and research data management services.