Digital Broadcasters Vendor News has learned that Ian Gilmour, well known in broadcast archiving in Australia and formally the Manager of Engineering, Research and Conservation at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, has joined the staff of the media preservation consultancy, Media Matters LLC in the USA.
Gilmour will act as the Chief Media Preservation Consultant and lead company research projects. He will also act as a consultant to the Media Matters subsidiary product company, SAMMA Systems.
Gilmour, a preservation expert and consultant and known for managing technical facilities, operations, engineering and research programs, databases and media asset management systems, has worked for the National Film and Sound Archive in Australia, Library of Congress, National Library of Australia, National Archives of Australia, and Radio New Zealand.
He is a member of the Technical Committee of IASA, and former chair the Preservation Committee of AMIA. He has participated in the UNESCO Memory of the World Project for Safeguarding the Audiovisual Heritage, and has written and presented papers on preservation, restoration and the delivery of audio, video and magnetic media for IASA, AustralAsian Sound Recording Association, IEEE, AES, AMIA, FIAT and IBC.
Media Matters, LLC is a technical consultancy specializing in archival audio and video material. Media Matters provides advice, analysis, and products to media archives, plus integration of digital technologies with traditional archival practice.