Willem Melder has been working at Sound & Vision since 2008 and since 2020 as a data engineer. He is currently working as a data engineer on realizing the linked open data environment, in which the metadata of the collection items become available.
As a consultant, he contributes to projects with a focus on innovation, especially in the field of linked data, such as the project started in 2020 concerning the renewal of the thesaurus management system as a successor to the previously used OpenSKOS.
As a backend developer, he worked on making the Sound & Vision collection accessible by applying AI such as speech recognition within the Clariah MediaSuite. In addition, a focus area is (creating conditions for) the structured connection of the collection and the thesaurus of Sound & Vision to other (digital) cultural heritage sources within a network of cooperating heritage institutions. On behalf of Sound & Vision he participates in the Architecture Council, responsible for the DERA.