Executive Board

IASA Executive Board (2020-2023):

President: Tre Berney

Director of Digitization and Conservation
Cornell University Library
B15 Olin Library
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853
T: +1 865-712-1352

Email: president@iasa-web.org

Tre Berney
Tre Berney is the Director of Digitization and Conservation at Cornell University Library where he is responsible for annual digital collections and preservation priorities for Cornell’s Rare and Distinctive Collections. He’s responsible for the renowned Digital Consulting and Production Services unit at CUL, frequently consulting on digital production, asset and metadata management workflows, software assessment, and user experience goals for clients throughout the University and beyond. Along with leading the Library’s Audiovisual Preservation Initiative, he serves as chair of a faculty board that prioritizes annual digital scholarship and digital humanities projects at Cornell. Over the years has worked closely with Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, which houses the largest collection of naturally occurring sound and video in the world. Along with being a drummer for several decades, he has a background in audio engineering, mastering, and production for broadcast television and documentary filmmaking.

Past President: Toby Seay

Professor - Music Industry; Director - Drexel Audio Archives,
The Westphal College of Media Arts & Design,
Drexel University
3025 Market St., Office GL105
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
T: +1 215 895 5880

Email: past-president@iasa-web.org

Toby Seay

Toby Seay has a long career in the music industry as a musician, recording engineer, technical consultant and audio preservationist. As a recording engineer, Toby was based in Nashville, TN and recorded artists such as Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Delbert McClinton, Ringo Starr, David Wilcox, Kirk Whalum and many others. Toby has worked on numerous Gold and Platinum Certified recordings as well as 8 Grammy winning recordings. Toby’s research interests include audio preservation practices and standards, specializing in multi-track audio formats and how these resources can be put to use within audio production education and research. With regards to audio production research, Toby deconstructs record production techniques within the field of musicology and sound studies, which looks at social and participant dynamics within the recording studio environment and the effects of workflow and recording techniques on musical production outcomes. Toby is the Project Director of the Drexel University Audio Archives, which is home to the Sigma Sound Studios Collection.

Vice-president (Membership): Margarida Ullate i Estanyol

Director of the Sound & Audiovisual Unit
Carrer de l'Hospital, 56
08001 Barcelona
Catalonia, Spain
T: +34 932 702 300
Email: membership@iasa-web.org

Margarida Ullate i Estanyol
Margarida Ullate i Estanyol is the Director of the Sound & AV Unit at the national Library of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. She got her documentalist and  librarian degrees at the University of Barcelona and has been working within the sound and audiovisual field since 1996. Her professional interests are centered in all the processes of sound and AV heritage in general, but discography in particular. She is a member of AEDOM, the Spanish Branch of IAML, having served as Treasurer on its board for three years. She was in the organising committee of IASA Conference in 2005, and of the Diskografentag in 2016, both held in Barcelona.

Vice-president (Conferences): Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas y de la Información,
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz

Dr Rodríguez Reséndiz is a researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a PhD in Documentation Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She coordinates the Iberoamerican Network for Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA). At Radio Educación she was a Deputy Director of Production, and coordinator of the Laboratory of Artistic Sound Experimentation (LEAS). She was part of the coordination of the IASA Conference in 2006 in México, coordinated the International Sound and Audiovisual Seminar from 2001 to 2011 and reach the International Congress in Digital Archives in 2015. She participated in the foundation of the Fonoteca Nacional de México. In that institution was director of Promotion and Sound Diffusion from 2008 to 2013.

Vice-president (Communications): Judith Opoku-Boateng

J. H. Kwabena Nketia Archives,
Institute of African Studies.
P. O. Box LG 73.
University of Ghana,

Email: communications@iasa-web.org

T: +233 202 674 435

Judith Opoku-Boateng
As the Head Archivist of the J.H. Kwabena Nketia Archives at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. Judith oversees an audiovisual and paper heritage preservation programme which supports both academic research and creative engagement. She holds formal qualifications in Sociology and Archival Studies from the University of Ghana.  Preceding her current position, Judith engaged with the International Centre for African Music and Dance (ICAMD) at the University of Ghana, as an ethnographic researcher documenting and archiving music and dance forms from indigenous communities in Ghana. Beyond the University, Judith has served as a private consultant for local and international bodies and engaged in global initiatives that address AV heritage preservation. She served as the Chair of the local organising committee of ICCROM’s SOIMA programme in July, 2017 and IASA 2018 Annual Conference in Accra-Ghana. Judith has functioned as Chair of the Diversity Task Force of IASA and is IASA’s Ambassador for Ghana and West Africa.

Secretary-General: Elisabeth Steinhäuser

Multimediales Archiv / Audioarchiv,
Österreichischer Rundfunk Orf/ Austrian Broadcasting Corporation,
1040 Wien,
Argentinierstraße 30a
T: +43 1 50101-18428

Email: secretary-general@iasa-web.org

Elisabeth Steinhäuser
With a background in translation and journalism, Elisabeth Steinhäuser came to the
Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) in 1989, working in the audio division of the
multimedia archives ever since. She has been instrumental in designing metadata
guidelines for the archive’s CD and vinyl collection. She is also responsible for the
selection of recorded media to be incorporated into the database via physical
sampling or online promotion services. Since 2011, she has developed and managed
various subprojects within the ORF’s ongoing digitization efforts.

Treasurer: Yuri Shimoda
Disney Music Group
Burbank, CA
e-mail: treasurer@iasa-web.org
Yuri Shimoda
Yuri Shimoda is an asset management coordinator at Disney Music Group. While earning a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA’s media archival studies program, she worked for the university’s Music Library and Library Special Collections, and served as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow in the Recorded Sound Section of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Centre. She has held roles at Los Angeles Public Library, the Autry Museum of the American West, Visual Communications, Walt Disney Imagineering Collections, and the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive. She serves on the Radio Preservation Task Force and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Board of Directors, and is co-founder of Basement Tapes Day, an annual event that provides the public with access to their home audio recordings.

Editor: Jennifer Vaughn

Archive Unit, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Vinohradská 159A
100 00 Prague 10
Czech Republic
T: +420 221 122 175

Email: editor@iasa-web.org

Jennifer Vaughn
Jennifer Vaughn is Senior Digital News Librarian at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Her work there focuses on creating enterprise-level metadata models and establishing infrastructure and workflows for an archive of unique video news content from countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. From 2013-2017 she was Catalog Librarian for Music Materials at Syracuse University Libraries, where she worked to increase access to historic sound recordings and advocate for their use in research and education.
Ms. Vaughn has been an active conference presenter on metadata in AV archives. In past years she has served on the Executive Board of the Music OCLC User Group and the Cataloging and Metadata Committee of the Music Library Association in the U.S. Currently, she indexes the IAML journal Fontes Artis Musicae, is Social Media Editor for ARSC, and is the IASA Broadcast Archives Section Chair.

Web Manager: Richard Ranft
London, England; and Riga, Latvia
Email: webmanager@iasa-web.org
Richard Ranft spent 36 years working in the British Library's sound archive. From 2007-2020 he was its Head of Sound & Vision, where he had responsibility for developing collections of 7 million sound recordings, 280,000 moving image items and 750m newspaper pages, making them accessible by creating new services for users. He initiated and oversaw the British Library's ambitious Save Our Sounds programme for safeguarding the output of UK's record industry and radio stations and the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage national network preservation project. He served on the boards of the Europeana Foundation and on the advisory boards for the EUscreen XL and Europeana Media projects, and is a member of a global AudioVisual Think Tank. He instigated and was the Coordinator of the pan-Europe 2014-17 Europeana Sounds project.


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