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Our Vision To free organizations from the obstacles of information management and maximize the usability of data.
AVP was founded by Chris Lacinak in 2006 as Audio Visual Preservation Solutions, commonly referred to as AVPS, and with the domain name of avpreserve.com. Rooted in audiovisual preservation as the focus, AVP was founded based on an identified need to help organizations tackle the challenges and build capabilities to access and preserve their audiovisual collections. AVP’s first client was Stanford University and we were off to the races. Over the years, AVP’s client base and staff grew, working with clients such as Indiana University, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Modern Art. We also realized that more often than not, we were being referred to as AVPreserve and we adopted this as our new name. Over time, it was clear that the communities we served had shifting and evolving needs around digital asset management, digital preservation, and software development. In recognition of these trends, AVP began hiring consultants with expertise in these areas and software developers to build tools and applications. In short order we were doing work that expanded well outside of what our name suggested, working on many projects that had more to do with information management than preservation and little-to-no focus on audiovisual. In 2016, in recognition of the contributions and leadership demonstrated within AVP and within the fields that we work, Kara Van Malssen became AVP’s first Partner. In 2017, AVPreserve rebranded as AVP and we launched a new website that better represents the company as a whole, the work we do, and the clients we serve.