Erwin Verbruggen is a user studies and digital preservation expert who works on several (inter)national projects in the field of preservation and open data.
Erwin obtained an MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam. He interned at the human rights organization WITNESS in Brooklyn, NY and was a film programmer for the Open Air Film Festival Pluk de Nacht in Amsterdam. He helped set up the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s film scanning process, and was a scanning operator during the Images for the Future project.
At the Research & Development department, he has been a project lead on European collaborative projects, where he co-designed the interactive Na de Bevrijding XL application and became network liaison for the EUscreen Foundation. He is the publishing support for the open access VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture. Erwin coordinates the annual Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, is involved in audiovisual archiving toolset development through the PREFORMA and AVEROS projects, and develops web archiving best practices for the award-winning Digital City Revives.
Erwin is a member of AMIA’s Open Source Committee, and co-chair of its International Outreach Committee. 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 Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving.