Executive Board

IASA Executive Board (2023-2026):

President: Patrick J Midtlyng

Head, Recorded Sound Section
National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
Library of Congress
19053 Mt. Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701
T: +1 202-707-3108

Email: president@iasa-web.org

Patrick J Midtlyng

Patrick Midtlyng is the Head of the Recorded Sound Section at the Library of Congress’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, VA. He is responsible for the management and direction of the Recorded Sound Section and oversees all aspects of the National Collection under the Section’s care. Before coming to the Library, Patrick was the Audio and Moving Image Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University where he oversaw the media collections of the Center, which also included University Archives and The Belfer Audio Archive.

Previously, Patrick has served on as the Vice President/Program Chair of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections and as the Chair of the Audio and Moving Image Section of the Society of American Archivists.

Past 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: past-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.

Vice-president (Membership): Bronwyn Officer

Senior Sound Conservator
Kaitauwhiro Ororongo Matua
Alexander Turnbull Library
National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
PO Box 12349
Wellington 6144
New Zealand
T: +64 4 474 3041

Email: membership@iasa-web.org

Bronwyn Officer

Bronwyn Officer was born at the bottom of Te Waipounamu the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand and studied at Otago University in Dunedin, completing an honours degree in music composition with a particular interest in electroacoustic music. In 1987 she took up the position of "Sound Officer" at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in Wellington responsible for the preservation and conservation of audiovisual recordings before becoming part of the Collection Care team as senior sound conservator.
She has been a IASA member since 1987 (through the National Library and then personally) and is currently on the Technical Committee, serving as secretary from 2012 - 2016. From 2008-2021 she was a Board member of ASRA (Australasian Sound Recordings Association). Bronwyn is currently a National Library subject matter expert for the project Utaina! a multi-year digital project to preserve and protect Aotearoa’s audiovisual heritage collection working with an external vendor alongside Archives New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
Recently she has given audiovisual preservation planning workshops through the National Preservation Office to assist iwi, libraries, archives and museums to look after their av taonga.


Vice-president (Conferences): Rosie Rowe
Rosie Rowe

Rosie Rowe’s career trajectory was significantly influenced by their time in Seattle Central College's Visual Communication program, a visionary initiative pioneered by Seattle icon and activist Nate Long. Rosie's commitment to audiovisual heritage continues to be shaped by Nate Long's enduring legacy.

Currently, Rosie is the owner/founder of The AV Collective, where their expertise spans preservation, collection management, and workflow optimization. A notable achievement includes the establishment of an AV preservation lab at Iowa State University Library, complemented by securing grants for critical initiatives such as the preservation of the National Farmers Organization film collection and The University Lectures recordings.

Prior to this role, Rosie held the position of AV Preservation Senior Advisor at the New Zealand National Archives, where they played a pivotal role in advising on the acquisition of Peter Jackson's film lab for a substantial film-to-film preservation endeavor.

At the core of Rosie Rowe's mission is the commitment to making AV preservation accessible and inclusive. They accomplish this by infusing every aspect of their work with intersectional perspectives, thereby honoring the past while enriching the future.

Vice-president (Communications): Andrew Martin

Operations Manager
32 Essington Street
Mitchell ACT 2911
T: +61 2 6242 6456

Email: communications@iasa-web.org

Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin is Operations Manager at DAMsmart located in Canberra, Australia, where he is responsible for the technical oversight and operations of the facility. Andrew has been responsible for the design and management of projects such as The Nelson Mandela 46664 video digitisation, The National Archives of Fiji moving image collection, Art Gallery NSW Time Based Media collection digitisation, and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation television and radio archive digitisation. Andrew specialises in audiovisual preservation workflow design, audiovisual digitisation and digital preparation for archive. He has significantly contributed to IASA TC06, Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings. Andrew has a background in audio recording, television production and master control, and previously worked for the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. He holds a postgraduate in Audiovisual Archiving.

Secretary-General: Pedro Félix

Coordinator of the Installation Team
National Sound Archive
Edifício da Torre do Tombo
Alameda da Universidade
1649-010 Lisboa

Tel.: +351 210 037 198/ +351 914 064 640

Email: secretary-general@iasa-web.org

Pedro Felix

Pedro Félix is the coordinator of the Installation Team of the National Sound Archive, a structure created by the Portuguese Government and directly supervised by the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.
Before assuming that role, he was part of the team responsible for the preparation of the Fado proposal to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Afterwards, he coordinated the program of digitization of the phonographic collection of the Fado Museum. He has participated in the organisation of several public and private sound archives and phonographic collections. He has done work of audio recording, digitising and restoring audio from historical carriers. His digitization and restoration of sound documents have been published in several critical reissues of historical recordings.
He conceived and coordinated the European project HeritaMus, a digital tool for collaborative curation of material (phonographic) and immaterial (musical knowledge and practices) heritage. He was also the founder of Matéria do Som, a scientific association for the study and preservation of sound heritage in Portugal.

Treasurer: Nadia Lai

Swiss National Sound Archives
via Cortivallo 11
CH-6900 Lugano
T: +41 58 465 95 04 

e-mail: treasurer@iasa-web.org

Nadia Lai

Nadia Lai has worked as head of cataloguing and training at the Swiss National Sound Archives in Lugano since September 2015. She mainly deals with data quality controls, data consistency, cataloguing rules as well as with the training of the Swiss National Sound Archives staff. In September 2023 she was also appointed Deputy Head of the Swiss National Sound Archives.

Since her arrival at the Swiss National Sound Archives, Nadia has regularly attended the IASA Conferences and given presentation on various subjects related to cataloguing and collection management. Since January 2022 she is chair of the Training and Education Committee and since September 2023, she is part of the EB as Treasurer.

Previous to this experience, Nadia worked mainly in libraries and libraries networks. Her professional career includes a three and a half year-experience as cataloging coordinator in the Library Network of Western Switzerland (RERO) and a four and a half year-experience as system librarian for the Alexandria Network and the Swiss National Library. Nadia earned a degree in English Literature and Science of Religions at the University of Fribourg in 2001 and a post-graduate certificate in Information and Documentation Science at the School of Business Administration of Geneva and the University of Geneva in 2007.

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 Acting Manager of the Digital News Archive at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czechia. She is part of an international team of archivists and media managers who are building a repository of unique video content from countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. Her work there focuses on designing and refining archival workflows, creating enterprise-level metadata models, and building multilingual linked data taxonomies.
Previously, she was Catalog Librarian for Music Materials at Syracuse University Libraries, where she worked to increase access to historic sound recordings and advocated 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, the Cataloging and Metadata Committee of the U.S. Music Library Association, and indexed the IAML journal Fontes Artis Musicae from 2017-2023. She was IASA Broadcast Archives Section Chair from 2020-2023.

Web Manager: Bright Joshua

Chief Conservator
National Records & Archives of Malawi
P.O. Box 62

T: (+265) 0 999 699 983
   (+265) 0 881 191 676

Email: webmanager@iasa-web.org

Bright Joshua

Bright Joshua is a Chief Archivist in charge of the audiovisual section of the National Records and Archives Services of Malawi (NRAS). He holds MSc in Informatics and BSc in Mathematical Sciences. He has more than 14 years’ experience in managing and preserving audio visual archival collections and holds certificates awarded by The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), National Film Video and Sound Archives of South Africa (NFSVA), Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA), and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA)

Bright Joshua has facilitated archives courses at both local and international levels, conducted research on audiovisual archives and presented the findings at various international professional forums. In his career, he has done digitization of various formats of archival collections and developed customized electronic databases for accessing them. He possesses vast experience on digitization of reel-to-reel film, vinyl discs, photographs, paper records, magnetic tapes and related ephemera among others. Mr Joshua has expertise in analyzing and documenting existing systems used for data entry and storage of archival collections; creation of digitization workflows; development of access portfolios, backups and e-security to digitized materials.

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