About the Author
Ray Edmondson is an international consultant, teacher and writer on audiovisual archiving and documentary heritage issues. He is Curator Emeritus of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, and his 2012 doctoral thesis analysed its history. He has undertaken missions for UNESCO, and been involved in the Memory of the World Program since 1996 in various committee roles. His major writings include Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles (UNESCO, 3rd edition 2016) and have been translated into a dozen languages. Lothar Jordan is a professor of literature. He worked in universities and in a literature museum. After his retirement in 2018 he continues as an academic author, e.g. working on the history of the German terms of "press freedom". Lothar Jordan was engaged in ICOM, and is active in the Memory of the World programme since 2009, e.g. as vice chair of its IAC (2013-2017), and currently as chair of its Sub-Committee on Education and Research (SCEaR). Anca Claudia Prodan is an early career researcher, with degrees in Anthropology, Philosophy, World Heritage Studies, and Heritage Studies. Since 2010, she has focused her research on the Memory of the World Programme. She is a Corresponding Member of the Sub-Committee on Education and Research (SCEaR) of the UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Heritage Studies Series, and a member of the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V.