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The programme of this 3-day training is developed by a core team of experts with an extensive track record in the domain. For the 2018 edition of Winter School this team consists of: Peter Bubestinger-Steindl, Kara van Malssen and Erwin Verbruggen.


Peter Bubestinger-Steindl

Peter Bubestinger-Steindl studied Media Computer Science at the Technical University in Vienna. He has worked as a project lead and developer in the field of digital archives since 2002. As employee of NOA, he set up and developed solutions for both television and radio archives and service-providers (ORF, RTV-Slovenia, Memnon, YLE, etc). From 2010 to 2015, he managed the video digitization development at the Austrian Mediathek and was instrumental in discovering and improving the lossless video codec FFV1 for long-term preservation. In recent years he has specialized in coordinating and deploying paid open source solutions for high-quality, demanding use cases and has been invited as a trainer, speaker and lecturer by memory institutions, universities and companies around the globe. In 2015 he founded the company "AV-RD" which offers services and development around Open Source in the archival sector.

Kara van Malssen

Kara Van Malssen is a partner and senior consultant at AVPreserve, a consulting and software development firm focused on helping organizations realize the potential of their information. Kara specializes in digital preservation, digital asset management, and metadata management. Some of her recent clients include the Smithsonian Institution, WWE, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, University of Ghana, and VIAA. Kara has taught courses in Digital Preservation and Digital Literacy for the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA Programme, from which she is a graduate. She is also lead instructor and curriculum developer for ICCROM's SOIMA programme.

Erwin Verbruggen

Since graduating from the MA programme Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image in Amsterdam in 2009, Erwin Verbruggen has worked at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision. He assisted on cataloguing, film preparation and film scanning issues for the nitrate and amateur film collections. Since 2011 he works at the department for research and development, where he participates in local and international projects that involve search retrieval, interoperability, user studies and digital preservation. Erwin has been a guest lecturer at Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam, the ENCRyM School for Conservation and National University in Mexico City and at the two editions of Winter School in 2016 and in 2017.