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Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Adam Farquhar about digital preservation with PLANETS.
Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Library Technology at the British Library, where he co-founded the Library’s Digital Preservation Team and was a lead architect on the Library's Digital Object Management system. He is Scientific Director of the EU-funded Planets Digital Preservation project, co-chair of the ECMA TC45 Standards Committee, serves on the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard Editorial Board, as well as on advisory groups for the JISC Repositories Program and the UK’s Digital Preservation Coalition. Prior to joining the Library, he was the principle knowledge management architect for Schlumberger (1998-2003), and a research associate at the Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory (1993-1998). He completed his PhD in Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin (1993). Over the past twenty years, his work has explored ways to improve the way in which people can represent, find, use, exploit, and preserve digitally encoded knowledge.