Improving long-term digital preservation

Experience Workshop

23 November 2016

Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin


Hannes Kulovits, Austrian State Archives

kulovits hannesHannes Kulovits is currently Head of the Digital Archive and IT Services at the Austrian State Archives. He is responsible for operations and strategic alignment of the long-term repository with the main focus being on born-digital governmental records. Furthermore he is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology. He has been actively involved in several national and international projects in the field of digital preservation.

Börje Justrell, Riksarkivet

pfo_people_justrellDr. 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.

Matthias Priem, Vlaams Instituut voor Archivering

priemMatthias Priem is archiving manager at VIAA. In this function, he’s responsible for both the infrastructure, operations and functional use of the VIAA archive. VIAA is the central audiovisual archive in Flanders, serving over 100 organisations in the broadcast and cultural heritage sectors.

Klas Jadeglans, Riksarkivet MKC

klasjadeglansKlas 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.

Bert Lemmens, PACKED

bertlemmensBert 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.

Magnus Geber, Riksarkivet

pfo_people_0014_magnus_geberMagnus Geber is the Principal Administrative Officer at the Information and Preservation Department at the National Archives of Sweden. He has since mid 1980s worked as an expert on electronic archives and digital preservation, with experiences both from the hands on work to development of new solutions. For many years he has given lectures in these subjects at university level. Geber has been member of a number of expert groups, both nationally and internationally, and also worked in EU projects like Protage.

Miquel Montaner and Xavier Tarrés Bonet, Easy Innova

miquel_montanerDr. 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).

xavier_tarres_bonetMr. Xavier Tarrés Bonet is a Project Manager at Easy Innova. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Engineer from the University of Girona (UdG). He started working in several companies related to computer science education, until 2010 when he co-founded Suitsee, a company providing 3D web pages using WebGL technology. In 2012, he joined Easy Innova as a technical coordinator of several European projects in digital preservation as PROTAGE, GEPiD, DURAFILE and PREFORMA. He is a senior project manager and an expert developer with extensive knowledge about programming languages, software architecture and pattern design.

Jérôme Martinez and Dave Rice,

jerome-martinezJérôme Martinez is the Founder and President of, 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.

dave-riceDave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist. Dave’s work focuses on independent media as well as open source in audiovisual preservation 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. Dave is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

Carl Wilson, veraPDF Consortium

carlwilsonCarl 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.

Boris Doubrov, Dual Lab

borisdoubrovDr. 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.


Information on the other speakers will be soon available!

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement n° 619568