Kate Dolan has had an extensive career in Information technology focusing both on information and technology. She has an MLS and worked in and around libraries for more than 25 years; she also has an MPA in Information Systems Technology and has worked as a systems librarian as well as a systems engineer. Most of her career has been as a government employee (both federal and local government); she also worked as an independent consultant and for OCLC.
Kate’s interest in standards and standardization began in library school when she was intrigued by the MARC standard. She later became interested in other information related standards as well as standards for IT systems and cybersecurity. This led her to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) where she became interested in ISO 3166 (Country Codes) activities. She became the ANSI/NISO representative to the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency and went on the Chair the MA and become Convenor of ISO TC 46 WG 2 which is actually responsible for the standard itself.