Guest Speakers and Trainers
The programme of the 4-day training is developed by a core team of experts with an extensive track record in the domain. For the 2019 edition of Winter School this team consists of: Peter Bubestinger-Steindl, Kara van Malssen and Erwin Verbruggen. To link theory to practice, the first three training days an external guest speaker is invited to share experiences about implementing digital preservation in their organisation. For this edition the guest speakers are: Kevin Lutz (co-head of the film collection of the Austrian Film Museum), Alessandra Luciano (Center National de l'Audiovisuel Luxembourg) and Merle Friedrich (German National Library of Science and Technology).
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.
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 & 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.
Kevin Lutz started working as a projectionist for analogue film during grammar school in the 1990s and continued to work in cinemas during his studies of screen writing and camera at the Vienna Film Academy. Later he worked as a festival projectionist all over Europe between assignments as a writer and assistant director for film productions. After 2012 he became the main projectionist at the Austrian film Museum, later he became part projectionist, part employee of the film collection. Since March 2018 he is the co-head of the film collection of the Austrian Film Museum. At the moment he is developing a digital strategy for the future of the museum.
Alessandra Luciano has a bachelor in film studies from the University of Exeter and a master in film studies from Columbia University. She also graduated from the Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image programme from the University of Amsterdam. She has been working as lead film archivist and collection manager in the Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (CNA) moving image archive for 6 years, but has recently accepted the position of Digital Curator. Alessandra is in charge of CNA’s digital preservation and access strategy, as well as contributing to the collection policy.
Merle studied Library and Information Management (B.A.) at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg. She joined the digital preservation team at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in 2015, where she is involved in the long-term preservation of born-digital AV materials from TIB's holdings. Part of her work includes the quality control of the technical parameters used in the digitization of analogue AV holdings and the ingest of digitized objects into TIB's digital archive. Furthermore she contributes to national and international working groups in the field of digital preservation. At the moment she is studying Library Informatics (M.Sc.) part-time and is examining the risk of obsolescence in TIB’s AV holdings – work on which she will build by developing a migration plugin for the archive software.