Kate Theimer is the author of the popular ArchivesNext blog, as well as a regular speaker at conferences and workshops on issues related to archives, including technology, evolving business models, professional identity, professional organization.  In conjunction with her blog, Kate established the “Best Archives on the Web” and the “Movers and Shakers in Archives” awards, along with the Archives 2.0 wiki.

eCommons3 ‘mini interview’ here.

William Uricchio
is professor and director of MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program and professor of comparative media history at Utrecht University.  He has held visiting professorships at Stockholm University, the Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Science and Technology of China, Philips Universität Marburg and Georg-August Universität Göttingen; and Guggenheim, Fulbright and Humboldt fellowships have supported his research. At MIT, Uricchio is principal investigator of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab [soon to be reformulated as the MIT Game Lab] and the MIT Open Documentary Lab. His scholarly research considers the interplay of media technologies and cultural practices in relation to the (re-) construction of representation, knowledge and publics. In part, he researches and develops new histories of ‘old’ media when they were new (early photography, telephony, film, broadcasting, and today’s ‘new’ media). And in part, he investigates media cultures and their audiences through research into such areas as peer-to-peer communities and cultural citizenship, media and cultural identity, and historical representation. His most recent books include Media Cultures (2006 Heidelberg), on responses to media in post 9/11 Germany and the US, and We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identity (2008 Chicago University Press & Intellect). He is currently completing a manuscript on the concept of the televisual from the 17th century to the present and a manuscript on the cultural work of algorithms.

eCommons3 ‘mini interview’ here.

Felix Stalder
is Lecturer in Digital Culture and Network Theory at theZurich University of the Arts where he co-directs the media arts program, and works as an independent researcher/organizer with groups such as the Institute for New Cultural Technologies (t0) in Vienna.He has written and edited several books, including “Open Cultures and theNature of Networks” (2005) “Manuel Castells and the Theory of the NetworkSociety” (2006) and “Deep Search: The Politics of Search Beyond Google”(2009). He is also a moderator of the nettime mailing list, and an freeculture activist.

Felix Stalder’s notes & nodes blog:

David Bollier is an author, activist, blogger and consultant who spends a lot of time exploring the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture. He’s been on this trail for more than ten years, working with a variety of international and domestic partners. Recently, and co-founded the Commons Strategies Group, a consulting project that works to promote the commons internationally.

Bollier was Founding Editor of Onthecommons.org and a Fellow of On the Commons from 2004 to 2010. He has written eleven books and co-edited a twelfth His first book on the commons was Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Commons Wealth (2002), a far-ranging survey of market enclosures of shared resources, from public lands and the airwaves to creativity and knowledge. He then extended this analysis in the 2005 book, Brand Name Bullies: The Quest to Own and Control Culture, which documents the vast expansion of copyright and trademark law over the past generation that has enclosed our cultural commons. In 2009, he published Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own, which describes the rise of free software, free culture, and the movements behind open business models, open science, open educational resources and new modes of Internet-enabled citizenship.

Two books are forthcoming: The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State (September 2012, Levellers Press), co-edited with Silke Helfrich; and Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Commons (early 2013, Cambridge University Press), co-authored with Professor Burns H. Weston.

David Bollier’s website:
eCommons3 ‘mini interview’ here.

Mirko Tobias Schäfer
 is Assistant Professor for New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Utrecht at the Department for Media and Culture Studies.

Mirko studied theater, film and media studies and communication studies at Vienna University (A) and digital culture at Utrecht University (NL). He obtained a magister (master) in theater, film and media studies from the University of Vienna in 2002, and a PhD from Utrecht University in 2008.

From 2000 to 2002 Mirko was organizer and cocurator of [d]vision – Vienna Festival for Digital Culture. After his graduation from Vienna University he went to Utrecht University (NL) as a junior teacher/researcher, and wrote his dissertation on participatory culture. Mirko is co-editor of the recently published volume Digital Material. Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology. He publishes on modified electronic consumer goods, software development and the socio-political debates on information and communication technology. Recently, his book Bastard Culture! How User Participation Transforms Cultural Production has been released by Amsterdam University Press.

Paul Keller
is copyright policy advisor and vice-chair of Knowledgeland, an Amsterdam based think-tank focussed on innovation in the knowledge economy. A political scientist by training he currently works on the intersection of culture, technology and policy. Paul is an expert on open content and data licensing with a special focus on the cultural heritage organizations, the music industry and the creative industries. He is public project lead for Creative Commons in the Netherlands and serves as Collecting Societies Liaison for Creative Commons International.

Paul is coordinating the copyright related aspects of Images for the Future, one of the biggest digitization projects for audio-visual heritage in Europe and he is one of the the architects of the licensing framework for Europeana, the European Union funded online aggregator of Europe’s cultural heritage. Paul frequently advises cultural institutions and government bodies on the implementation of open content, open data and open innovation policies.

Martin J. Berendse
 LLM MA served the community of the Northern Borough of Amsterdam as member of the Borough Council and Vice-chairman of the Board of Public Education. After lecturing Dutch Law at the University of Utrecht, he joined the office of the University Board between 1984 and 1986. He was consultant for the management- and PR-divisions of the advertising group FHV/BBDO (Amsterdam). In 1990 he moved into the performing arts sector, serving successively as director of Festival a/d Werf in Utrecht, the Netherlands Theatre Network and the Rotterdam-based repertory theatre company “RO Theater”.

Joining the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in the Hague in 1998, his posts there included: Head of the Office for Culture Policy, Director of the Arts Department and deputy Director-General for Culture and Media. In 2007 he was appointed Director of The National Archives of The Netherlands (Nationaal Archief) and –after completing the training required by law- was also made National Archivist of the Netherlands on 1 May 2009. In March 2010 the members of the International Council on Archives elected Martin Berendse as their new president 2010 – 2012.

Ellen Fleurbaay
is Public Services Division Leader at the Amsterdam City Archives. She initiated several projects with one and the same ambition: to make all archives and collections from the ACA worldwide and 24/7 available. At this moment Ellen leads a project called ‘VeleHanden’, the first Dutch website for crowdsourcing for archival documents.

Paul Rutten is an independent researcher (Haarlem, the Netherlands) and visiting Professor in Creative Industries and Innovation at Antwerpen University (Belgium). Previously he was professor Digital Media Studies at Leinden University, professor Cultural Industries at Eriasmus University and researcher with TNO’s Strategy, Technology, and Policy section.

Jata Haan – Originally from Australia, Jata completed her Masters in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam.

Jan Scholten is restorer at EYE Film Institute Netherlands. He is working at digital and analog restoration projects.Does digitalization with scanity and using flexxity workstation.

Soeluh van den Berg
is Coordinator Film-related Collection at EYE. Since 1990 Soeluh has been responsible for the acquisition, conservation, registration and storage of the collections of posters, photos, personal archives, publicity material, technical collection, sheet music and audio collection.

Géraldine Vooren is an independant legal advisor specialized in rights clearance for cultural heritage institutions that aim to bring their digitized collections online. Géraldine Vooren has extensive experience with rights clearance as a former legal counsel at EYE Film Institute Netherlands within the framework of the project Images for the Future.

Irene Haan is Head of Digital Presentation at EYE. She specializes in the presentation of heritage collections on digital platforms and was responsible for the development of the Basement, the permanent interactive exhibition presenting the collection of EYE.

Joop Korswagen
is consultant digital imaging at the National Archives of the Netherlands. As photographer he was involved in the implementation of Metamorfoze projects in the National Archives. Joop developed guidelines for the digitization of negatives, photographs and maps for European digitization tenders.

Martina Hoffmann
is quality manager Images of the Future at the National Archives. She also works as operational manager digital products for Metamorfoze ABC where she supervises the quality control process of all the incoming digitization projects.

Judith Bensa-Moortgat (1979) works as a projectleader metadata & copyright issues at the Dutch National Archive (Nationaal Archief) for the project Images for the Future. She holds a MA in Journalism, Media and Culture (University of Amsterdam). Before working for the Dutch National Archive, Judith Moortgat worked as a researcher for various history television programs on Teleac/NOT, Idtv and Tijdsbeeld Media.

Tim de Haan is a project advisor at the Dutch National Archives. Recently he helped opening over 140.000 historical press-photo’s as open data under a CC-BY-SA license. He holds a BA in history and started his work in the Dutch archives in 2002 within the Municipal Archives Rotterdam.

Valentine Kuypers is project assistent for various digitization projects at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Recent projects are digitization of lacquer discs, audiotapes and amateur films.

Erwin Verbruggen
works on projects regarding access to audiovisual content, search technology and film scanning at the Research & Development department of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. He holds an MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image.

Stefan Lalleman works at the photography department at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. He holds an MA in Photographic Studies and worked at the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam.

Manja Herrebrugh
is a project employee at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision working on mass digitization and conservation of 16mm acetate film materials, executed by external suppliers.

Amy Wensing studied Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam and is currently working as Project Coordinator nitrate digitization at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Patricia Gaetano studied Information Services and Information Management at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and is currently working as filmarchivist/nitrate collection specialist at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Maaike de Bie
is project coordinator for the HD Film Scanning project at Sound and Vision. She acts as a link between the Metadata Maintenance department, the Film Editors and the Film Scanning department. Currently, she is also managing a project that focuses on requirements for long term preservation of AV materials.

Lotte Belice Baltussen
(1981) works at the Research & Development department Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. She works on a variety of projects in which the focus lies on making audiovisual heritage searchable, findable and accessible in innovative ways.

Margot Knijn has a background in photographic studies and art history and is currently Project Manager Photographic Collections at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. In this position she has focused on developing innovative solutions for the mass digitization of large archives of photographic material.

Roeland Ordelman
is manager R&D at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, senior researcher Multimedia Retrieval at University of Twente (PhD, 2003),  and founder of a start-up company for audio search technology, Cross Media Interaction (X-MI). The main focus of his work is on deploying state-of-the-art access technology in real-life scenarios aiming to enhance the exploitability of audiovisual content for various types of user groups.

Alan Hanjalic
is a full professor, holder of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Chair in Multimedia Computing and head of the Multimedia Signal Processing Group at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He was a visiting scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs, British Telecom Labs, Philips Research and Microsoft Research Asia. Research interests of Prof. Hanjalic are in the broad field of multimedia computing, with focus on multimedia information retrieval and personalized multimedia content delivery. The fundamental question Prof. Hanjalic is interested in is how to provide efficient and intuitive content-based access to large multimedia data collections in various socio-economic application contexts. His research approach is interdisciplinary and combines multimedia data processing, user preference estimation and social networks analysis. He leads the FES COMMIT project SEALINCMedia (Socially Enriched Access to Linked Cultural Media) and was a Steering Board member of the EU Network of Excellence PetaMedia. More information can be found at: http://dmirlab.tudelft.nl/users/alan-hanjalic

Anne Gant
works at EYE Film Institute Netherlands as the Senior coordinating employee for Restoration and Digitization.
She holds a Masters degree in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image from the University of Amsterdam.
Before coming to The Netherlands, Anne worked for 18 years in New York, in film distribution, mobile media and Internet companies.

Joeri van den Steenhoven
is your host at Economies of the Commons 3. He’s an independent consultant for social innovation and helps organisations to respond to the challenges of the knowledge society. Before he was chairman and co-founder of Kennisland, one of the partners in Images for the Future. In that capacity he has been closely involved in developing the original plan for this digitisation project, and its implementation. He has developed and managed many innovation programmes with creative industries, education and public sector organisations.

Tony Ageh
leads the archive development team of the BBC, where he is a.o. responsible for archive information strategy, external partnerships, and archive policy. Previously he was closely involved ih the development of the BBC iPlayer and The Guide at the Guardian. Currently he pursues the idea of a Digital Public Space, which should become a public service layer on the internet.

A written version of Tony’s talk on eCommons 3 here.

Julia Noordegraaf is professor of Heritage and Digital Culture in the research program Cultural Heritage and Identity at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. From 2003 until 2012 she was Programme Director of the international master’s programme Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image. In 2010 Noordegraaf was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. She is Chair of the Publications Committee of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, a member of the Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art Research and editor of the Dutch Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis (Journal of Media History). Her research focuses on the preservation and exhibition of audiovisual and digital heritage and has been published in international journals such as The Moving ImageCinema & Cie and Critical Studies in Television. She is the author of Strategies of Display: Museum Presentation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Visual Culture(2004) and principal editor of Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives (forthcoming in 2012). She is currently completing her next monograph Performing the Archive: Tracing Audiovisual Heritage in the Digital Age and preparing research projects on the conservation of digital art and digital source criticism.

Emjay Rechsteiner is film consultant, curator and producer. At EYE Film Institute he has been responsible for ‘Images for the Future’: the large scale program to preserve, digitize, contextualize and present Dutch audiovisual history. One of the results of ‘Images for the Future’ is the Dutch model to bring contemporary and heritage films legally online. As producer, Emjay has 19 feature films to his credit, including an Oscar-entry, premiering at Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Sundance, Rotterdam and IDFA. His latest production ‘The Devil’s Double’, with James Bond-director Lee Tamahori, broke the Benelux record in international sales. Emjay has degrees in history and media history from the University of Amsterdam. He holds the International Diploma in Advertising and attended film school in New York, the Binger Film Institute and the Media Business School.

Marnix Koolhaas (1960) studied press history at the University of Amsterdam and wrote his Master Thesis on post-war cleansing of the Dutch Broadcasting employees. Marnix has been working for the Dutch publicbroadcasting corporation VPRO since 1986, working for programs as ‘OVT’ (presentor 1992-2001), Wereldnet (2001-2004), Andere Tijden en Andere Tijden Sport. He also works as editor for the Dutch public broadcasting history-portal www.Geschiedenis24.nl, specializing on the history of Dutch television and radio. As a writer and ‘self-appointed skate historian’ Marnix has written several books on Dutch skating history.

Giovanna Fossati is the Head Curator of EYE Film Institute Netherlands and Lecturer at the MA Presentation and Preservation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam. Giovanna holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Utrecht. She is member of the editorial board of the book series Framing Film at Amsterdam University Press and of the advisory board of NECSUS – European journal of Media Studies (www.necsus-ejms.org). Her recent publications include ‘Found Footage Filmmaking, Film Archiving and New Participatory Platforms’, in M. Bloemheuvel, G. Fossati and J. Guldemond (eds.), Found Footage. Cinema Exposed (Amsterdam University Press, 2012), ‘Multiple Originals: the (Digital) Restoration and Exhibition of Early Films’, in A. Gaudreault, N. Dulac and S. Hidalgo, The Blackwell Companion to Early Cinema, 1890-1914 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and ‘YouTube as a Mirror Maze”, in P. Snickars and P. Vonderau (eds.) The YouTube Reader (National Library of Sweden, 2009). She is author of the book From Grain to Pixel. The Archival Life of Film in Transition (Amsterdam University Press, 2009 and 2011).

Hans Westerhof is deputy director of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. He is responsible for all analogue and digital archiving, infrastructure and delivery operations; for R&D and the corporate project office. Also in charge of Images for the Future, a large scale (share Sound and Vision: $ 110 million) audiovisual conservation and digitisation project. He has an MA in political science (University of Amsterdam) and is alumnus of Harvard Business School, where he attended a postgraduate program.

Marco Rendina is an IT and Metadata specialist. Until 2011, he held a researcher position in the Consorzio Roma Ricerche, a university consortium where he was head of the R&D group of the digital libraries and archives division, focusing on all aspects of digitization of historical and audiovisual archives, from metadata standards to database design and preservation policies.

Since 1996, he is collaborating with Cinecittà Luce (and other leading Italian audiovisual institutions, including Cineteca Nazionale), where he followed the development and realization of various digitization and applied research projects. In Cinecittà Luce he has followed several EU co-funded projects like ECHO, Video Active, European Film Gateway and EUscreen, in which he is currently the Network Activities coordinator.

He is member of the Italian Organization for Standardization Working Group on Cinematographic Works (UNI GL6) and deputy member for Italy of the European Committee for Standardization – Technical Committee (CEN/TC 372) on Cinematographic Works, for which he has been one of the editors of the EN 15907 standard on “Film identification – Enhancing interoperability of metadata – Element sets and structure”.

Liesbeth Keijser is project manager for Images for the Future at the National Archives of the Netherlands. Trained as a conservator at Opleiding Restauratoren in Amsterdam she started her career at a conservation lab. As head of conservation at the National Archives of the Netherlands she developed her expertise in conservation management. Because of her current position with the Images for the Future project she also specialized in digitization of cultural heritage.

Annike Kross studied restoration of Moving Image and Photography at the University of Applied Science in Berlin, where she finished her studies in 2006, graduating cum laude. Topic of her final thesis: The Simulation Of Tinting And Toning Using The So-called Desmet Method. She has worked since 2007 at EYE Film Institute Netherlands as a film restorer – responsible amongst others for the restoration of J’ACCUSE (Abel Gance – FR, 1919), SHOES (Lois Weber – USA, 1916) and THE SPANISH DANCER (Herbert Brenon – USA, 1923).

Nikki Timmermans is consultant at the Knowledgeland foundation. Nikki’s work focuses on creating social change, providing support to citizens, small organisations and professionals who aim to achieve innovative ideas in the cultural domain. She is founder of the Innovators Network Heritage sector and Open Culture Data network. She acts as project manager for Images for the Future and Creative Commons Netherlands.

Bernt Hugenholtz is Professor of law and Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a professor at the University of Bergen (Norway), and regularly teaches at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Munich), Monash University (Melbourne) and Charles University (Prague). Bernt Hugenholtz is one of Europe’s leading scholars in the field of copyright. He is the co-author, with Prof. Paul Goldstein (Stanford University) of the authoritative treatise International Copyright Law (Oxford University Press, 2010), and has written numerous books, studies and articles focussing on various topics involving copyright and information technology. He has acted as an advisor to the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Netherlands Ministry of Justice. Recent publications are available at http://www.ivir.nl/staff/hugenholtz.html.

John Ellis is Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway University of London. His publications include Documentary: Witness and Self-revelation (2012), TV FAQ (2007), Seeing Things (2000) and Visible Fictions (1982). Between 1982 and 1999 he was an independent TV producer running Large Dor Productions which specialised in programmes about the media and popular culture, many featuring archival material. He is the current chair of the British Universities Film and Video Council (www.bufvc.ac.uk) which promoites the use of moving image and sound in teaching and research. He has been one of the leaders of VideoActive and EUscreen projects (www.euscreen.eu) as well as several UK research projects. His research centres around the aesthetics, organisation and history of television and related media, taking a ‘medium theory’ approach. He has just launched MA International Broadcasting at Royal Holloway http://www.rhul.ac.uk/mediaarts/coursefinder/mainternationalbroadcasting.aspx.

eCommons3 ‘mini interview’ here.

Leony Kleine is project manager at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and currently leads digitization projects. She holds an MA in Arts, majoring in Film and Television Studies.

Simon Morrison is a Public Policy Manager for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for Google’s government relations and public affairs in the region, dealing with copyright and other intellectual property issues. He joined Google in 2007.

Marc Jurgens is an experienced manager and consultant. He currently oversees the implementation of Ximon.nl, one of the leading video-on-demand services in the Benelux. Ximon is an initiative of Dutch video and film repository institutions EYE and Sound & Vision and of the association of Dutch film producers FPN. For the past three years Ximon has been closing deals with distributors, producers and copyright collection agencies in order to legally offer its online catalogue of currently well over 2500 titles of Dutch feature films, documentaries, television series and international art house movies. He has been regularly involved in helping shape the regulatory direction of future copyright laws so as to ensure their efficacy in the day-to-day business of video-on-demand exploitation. Marc has been working in telecoms and internet for the past 15 years. He has a law degree from the University of Leiden (LLM, 1985) and holds an MBA from INSEAD (1996). For more info, see:http://www.linkedin.com/in/marcjurgens

Phillip Maher – After finishing his engineering degree in Dublin in 1991 Phillip emigrated to the Netherlands where he has worked at different Media companies such as Condor Post Production and Dutchview where he was Technical Director for many years. For the last two years he has worked on a number on technical projects for Sound and Vision as consultant and as operations manager for a large digitization project. Since July 2011 he is also lead project manager and consultant for the insourcing storage project at Sound and Vision.

Jill Cousins is Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation and Director of The European Library. She created both operational services, The European Library and Europeana. She has a strong web publishing background, having worked for VNU as their European Business Development Director and then transferring the lessons learnt from commercial business-to-business publishing to scholarly publishing working for Blackwell Publishing and several other academic publishers in the UK. Prior to a publishing career, she worked in the online environment for many years, first as a researcher with her own company, specialising in providing business information to large corporate companies. After selling this company, Jill worked as the Marketing Director for Online Information. She has been involved in several international publishing industry bodies, such as CrossRef and COUNTER.

Freek van ‘t Ooster
(1967) is board member at iMMovator foundation. At iMMovator Freek is responsible for the innovation programs and industry platforms. Freek is also program manager for CLICK//Media&ICT within the Creative Industries national innovation policy program. iMMovator is an innovation network organization in the cross media industry consisting of over 7,500 professionals operating in the cross media sector. “We work to help our members to create, innovate and grow. By organizing projects, research and events, we stimulate cooperation and innovation in the Dutch media industry. IMMovator is for example organizer of the Cross Media Cafés – free events aimed at sharing knowledge, especially among innovative SME’s within the media industry.”
Freek is an independent consultant within the media industry. He started at iMMovator in 2006, after 15 years of working in the telecom and media services industry. He previously worked in senior positions at KPN Telecom, NOB Interactive and NOB Holding.
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/freek-van-t-ooster/0/293/a19
Twitter: @freektweets

Frank van Amerongen (1950) is Chief Publishing Manager at ThiemeMeulenhoff, one of the mayor educational publishers in the Netherlands. He joined ThiemeMeulenhoff in 1999 to become the Managing Director Primary Education. He has 35 years of expertise in educational publishing and publishing for the general market. He is boardmember of the educational branche organization (GEU) in the Netherlands and is an expert in ICT development and IP rights and as such member of the most important national boards in this field. Mr. Van Amerongen started his career as a teacher in primary education.

Geert Wissink is head of Project Management Office at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. After completing his education in cognitive science, Geert worked on several online media platforms for commercial and governmental organisations. At Sound and Vision he is responsible for implementing project and programma management standards within the organisation. He is involved in a variety of projects and programmes dealing with access to the collection, IT, exhibitions, digitization and national partnerships.

Marjan Hammersma is Director General Culture and Media. She is responsible for Cultural and Media Policy, including Creative Industries, Copyright Issues, Information Policy and strategic knowledge agenda. At the moment she leads a strategic project which considers the impact of technology and digitization on Education, Culture and Science.