Shaping our future memory standards
PREFORMA International Conference
National Library of Estonia
Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn
Dr. Börje Justrell is Director and Head of Operational Support at the National Archives of Sweden. He has since 1989 been responsible for technical matters at the National Archives. Justrell has been teaching archival science at the University of Stockholm for many years and also been a member of international committees within the archivists’ professional association, ICA. He has been representing Sweden in expert groups on digitisation and digital preservation within the European Commission and also worked (and still do) in a number of EU projects like Minerva, MinervaPlus, Linked Heritage, DC-NET and DCH-RP.He was the coordinator of the EU project PROTAGE on digital preservation in the 7th framework programme and between 2003 – 2009 responsible for an advanced international training programme for developing countries conducted by the Swedish National Archives and sponsored by the SIDA, the Swedish International Development Cooperation.
Kristel Veimann is the Director of Library Services in the National Library of Estonia. She coordinates and supervises the services and service providing processes in the library, as well as collection development and long-term preservation of the library’s collections. Kristel is also responsible for the development of the related policies and strategies in the National Library. She is a member of the Standing Committee of IFLA National Libraries Section and head of the Innovation Working Group at the Estonian Librarians Association.
Undersecretary (Cultural heritage) at Ministry of Culture. Tarvi Sits organises the work of the department of cultural objects and, through the director general, organises the work of the National Heritage Board. Tarvi Sits is the coordinator of the general development directions in the area of museums, libraries and heritage protection and organises the creation of the conditions necessary for the development of national culture and preserving the intellectual cultural heritage. Tarvi Sits is the chairman of the Digital Heritage Council.
Mirjam Rääbis has worked as a collection coordinator at the Estonian Art Museum and from 2013 been coordinating museum collections in larger scale across Estonia at the Ministry of Culture. Graduated in information science (University of Tartu, 2007) she has been involved with the development of Estonian national Museum Information System since 2008. One of the tasks at the Ministry is to analyze and coordinate museum´s collection policies. She has also been involved in several European projects : DCH-RP, Athena Plus, Europeana Space and Preforma.
ICT expert, Director and Administrator of Promoter SRL, Antonella Fresa has been working on European cooperation projects since 1994. Since 2002, she is Technical Coordinator and Communication Manager of national and European projects in the domains of digital cultural heritage, smart cities, digital preservation, e-Infrastructures. She regularly serves as independent expert for the European Commission, where she has been Project from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2012, she has been advisor of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; from its establishment until 2012, she has been Decree Member of the Concertation Table for Research Priorities for Cultural Heritage in Italy between the Ministry of Culture (MiBAC) and the Ministry of Research (MIUR).
Julia Kim is the Digital Assets Specialist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. She works on creating born-digital and digitized workflows on major collections such as StoryCorps, the Alan Lomax Archive, and Indigenous American Cylinder Recordings. She is holds a master’s degree from the New York University Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program and is an alumna of the New York National Digital Stewardship Residency Program and XFR Collective, an audio-visual non-profit. She has a background in time-based media, digital forensics, and complex media.
Head of development at the National Library of Estonia. Former head of digital archives at the National Library, he has a background in digital preservation, electronic records management and e-services. He has been part of designing national policies for digital cultural heritage and information governance. He has been involved in research and development projects in and around digital preservation (Durafile, 4C, E-Ark, DCH-RP, DC-Net, Protage, DPE), and is teaching library and records technology subjects at Tallinn University.
Natasa Milic-Frayling is Professor and Chair of Data Science at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham. She has a long track record in computer science research and innovation in digital content management and analysis, online communication, and social interactions. Natasa is passionate about societal impact of digital technologies and promotes a dialogue between the ICT industry, consumers, and policy makers on strategic issues. Her current focus is on digital obsolescence and privacy respecting technology designs. Following her involvement in EU projects PLANETS and SCAPE, she is serving as a Chair of the Technology and Research Workgroup for UNESCO PERSIST that aims to sustain digital computation and ensure long term access to digital heritage. Natasa is also a Founder and CEO of Intact Digital Ltd that works with software vendors to secure access and use of software applications and systems beyond their market life-time. On these critical issues, Natasa collaborates with a number of academic organizations. She is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with MediaX at Stanford University and a member of the ACM Europe Council and Chair of ACM Women Europe.
Bert Lemmens is involved in the CEST project. Bert has worked a.o. for the ArchiAfrika foundation as a researcher, for the NAI – Netherlands Architecture Institute as a collection registrar, and for Amsab (Institute for Social History, Ghent) as researcher in the European project HOPE, for MovE (cultural heritage aggregator of theprovince of East-Flanders). Bert holds a master’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in conservation. In PREFORMA, Bert was responsible of the requirements phase and of the definition of the PREFORMA Challenge Brief.
Klas Jadeglans is the IT-architect at the Media Conversion Centre (MKC) departement of the National Archives of Sweden. He has worked since 1994 within government institutions mainly developing systems for integration of data between different platforms and for communication between institutions. He is an expert in process chain improvements and base much of his work on the principles of LEAN production. Klas spent the last few years developing a “almost fully automatic” Production Flow System for mass digitization, processing, quality control and delivery of digital images at National Archives. Klas has been involved in several national and EU projects, most of them in the field of supplying governmental records to the public.
Erwin Verbruggen works at the Research & Development department of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. He is in charge of communications for EUscreen and oversees the technical development of the Journal of European Television History and Culture. He also works on a number of projects related to digitisation and search in audiovisual archives.
Erik Buelinckx is a scientific researcher in Art History. He is also responsible for several belgian and european projects at KIK-IRPA’s department of documentation and for the institute’s documentary image databases. He holds Masters in “Information and Library Science”, “Documentation and Library Science” and “Art History and Archaeology”. Currently he is in the last stage of a PhD in Art History (2014-2015). He has an experience spanning almost fifteen years on the different levels which constitute the creation, maintenance and conservation of digital (meta)data about cultural heritage. He works in the Department of Documentation where he is responsible for documentary image databases and digitisation projects. At the University of Antwerp he was responsible for a project on web-based education. He has experience in European projects like DCH-RP, Partage Plus & AthenaPlus. He is a member of the Belgian National Consultation Panel for Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI), and works on several interregional and international collaborations on multilingual thesauri in the field of cultural heritage.
David Iglésias Franch has held the position of archival technician at the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI), from Girona City Council, since 2000. He has the degree in History by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in Documentation by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and he is postgraduate in New Information Technologies by the Foundation of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is the President of the Expert Group in Photographic and Audiovisual Archives of the International Council on archives (ICA). He is scientific coordinator and teacher of the Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Archives (UAB). He is also an Officer at PhotoConsortium, the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage.
Bengt Neiss is an IT-architect and operation manager at the National Library. He has been active in the area of IT since 1985. Since joining the National Library in 1997 hehas been involved in the areas of process and software development, archiving the Swedish web, persistent identifiers and standardization on local, national and international level. His principle area of responsibility is long term preservation of digital content.Since 2009 he has taken part in the work of developing a new system at the national library for e-deposit and long term preservation of digital objects. Since 2010 he has also taken an active part in the work with persistent identifiers and standardization within IETF. Furthermore he has participated in several national as well as international projects among which DigiCULT, TELplus, TIDEN and Nordic Web Archive (NWA).
Chief Specialist of Cultural Heritage Department at Estonian Ministry of Culture. Marju Niinemaa has worked as collections specialist at Estonian State Archives and Harju County Museum, also as a reasearcher at Harju County Museum. Marju Niinemaa is coordinating museum collections across Estonia at the Ministry of Culture from 2015. Marju Niinemaa has a Master of Arts in History from University of Tartu. Marju Niinemaa is studying IT System Analysis at Estonian Information Technology College.
Prof. Monika Hagedorn-Saupe studied mathematics, sociology, psychology, and education with a focus on adult education at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, at Kings College London, and at the Freie Universität Berlin,. Since 1985, she has been staff member of the Institut für Museumsforschung (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz), overseeing the annual visitor statistics of all German museums. Since 1994, she has been Head of the department “Visitor related museum research and museum statistics”, is responsible for several European projects and acts as the Deputy Director of the Institute. Since 2007 she is a member of the Board of the German Museum Association, since 1997 she chairs the Special Interest Group on Documentation (FachgruppeDokumentation) in the German Museum Association (Deutscher Museumsbund e.V.) and chairs the Information Centres Working Group in CIDOC, the documentation committee in ICOM. In 2001, she was nominated from the German Federal government to participate in the European NRG (National Representatives Group on Digitisation in Culture) and is now a member in the MSEG. She is Professor in museology at the University of Applied Sciences HTW in Berlin/Germany, and teaches terminology in museums in Krems/Austria.
Since graduating M.Sc. (Hons) in Informatics in 1991, Milena worked in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on digitisation of cultural heritage where she earned her PhD degree in Informatics (1999) and served as the founding head of the first Digitisation Centre in Bulgaria (2004). In 2007 she was a guest researcher at the University of Glasgow contributing to the DELOS network of excellence in digital libraries. In 2008-2011 she worked at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and served as the principal investigator for projects in digital preservation and digital libraries funded by the European Commission, JISC, and the Scottish Funding Council. Since 2012 she is an Associate Professor in the University of Malta where under her guidance the programmes in library, information, and archival science had been updated and extended with a Master’s course. Milena is a member of the editorial board of the IFLA Library Journal, a national representative for Malta in DARIAH, and an ambassador of the European Data Science Academy (EDSA).
Peter Bubestinger-Steindl studied Media Computer Science at the Technical University in Vienna and has been working as project-leader and developer in the field of digitial archives since 2002. He has hands-on experience with different archival metadata, databases, MAMs, and digital audiovisual file-formats from both developer and end-user perspective. As employee of NOA, he set up and developed solutions for different television- and radio-archives, as well as service-providers around the globe (ORF, RTV-Slovenia, Memnon, YLE, …). From 2010-2015, he was managing the video digitization development at the Austrian Mediathek. In recent years he has specialized in coordinating and deploying paid Open Source solutions for high-quality demanding use-cases in professional institutions.
Carl Wilson is the Technical Lead for the Open Preservation Foundation. Prior to that he worked for The British Library’s Digital Preservation Team on internal and external projects, including a spell as Technical Co-ordinator for the SCAPE project. He spent three years as Technical Lead on the Planets project, developing the Interoperability Framework and Service Interface definitions. He also helped organise and run the Planets Service Developer’s Workshops. Carl particularly enjoys hackathon style events, and is a regular attendee at OPF events, as well as those which were organised as part of the SPRUCE and AQuA projects.
Dr. Boris Doubrov is a CEO of Dual Lab, the company subcontracted by veraPDF consortium for developing the industry supported PDF/A validation tool as a part of the PREFORMA project. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Belarusian State University (1997) and another PhD in Mathematics from the Catholic University of Leuven (2004). Boris has been working for more than 15 years in PDF technologies as a software developer, project manager and business owner. He is an active participant of the ISO activity on PDF 2.0 and future PDF/A standards.
Dr. Miquel Montaner is the CTO at Easy Innova. He received a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and a MBA by the University of Girona (UdG) in 1999, 2003 and 2008 respectively. His background is in Artificial Intelligence (AI). He was AI lecturer at the UdG and he is the author of a reference book on Recommender Systems. After a period of strong relationship with the University, he decided to devote all his efforts to apply research to the market. Dr. Montaner has been working as a Research and Technology consultant during the last 13 years in different companies. His main work has been the development of innovative projects for companies and institutions and the coordination of several National and European R&D funded projects. Besides AI, he has been also working in other research lines like Digital Preservation, Virtual Currencies and Social Networks. In the field of Digital Preservation he participated in several research projects for Memory Institutions (PROTAGE, PRESERVA, Pyramid, MIDPoint and PREFORMA) and for personal archiving (DURAFILE, GEPid and PreserMedia).
Full Professor at the University of Girona (UdG) Spain from 2010 and Rensselaer Institute of Technology (RPI) New York, USA 2008-2010. Director of the Technology Research Center Easy and of the Official Master in Smart Cities of the UdG. MBA of the UdG, PhD in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). De la Rosa is expert in intelligent agents, social networks, virtual currencies, and digital preservation and their application to the market. +200 international publications and +20 PhD thesis supervised is part of his contributions. He is a researcher with entrepreneurial vision that has created several spin-off companies starting from the first world robotic soccer team as early as 1996. His research on complementary and virtual currencies started in 2006 and soon later he got fascinated by the disruption of the Blockchain and SmartContracts technologies and their advantages. From then, he has been working on this topic to design new types of money suitable for the Internet in particular and many other of its applications in general.
Dr. Peter Fornaro is part of the management team of the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel. He studied electrical engineering, physics, photography, and business administration. His research covers modern camera technology, innovative scanning methods like Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI), colour science, and digital preservation. In his lectures he teaches media technology, colour science, and photography. He is also responsible for scanning projects and for financial and business matters.
Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist whose work focuses on independent media, open source technical in preservation applications, and quality control analytics. He has worked as an archivist or archival consultant at media organizations like CUNY, Democracy Now, the United Nations, WITNESS, Downtown Community Television, and Bay Area Video Coalition. He is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. Dave is recognized for his work in advocating widely for standards and collaboration across countries and organizations as well as his work with nonprofit organizations such as Democracy Now and WITNESS.
Jérôme Martinez is the Founder and President of MediaArea.net, the lead developer of MediaInfo and a technical consultant to a variety of projects within the fields of broadcast video, audiovisual archiving, and web video. Jérôme’s work specializes in the analysis and categorization of audiovisual data as well as quality control, audiovisual metadata, and the development of open source solutions for media communities.