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Jamie Lean

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
Principal Archivist
Wellington, New Zealand
Jamie Lean is the Principal Archivist for Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound. He has had over two decades of experience in acquisitions, storage and digitisation of audiovisual media in new Zealand. In that time he has led development of specialist collection storage including nitrate film, digital film preservation projects, the transition to a digital archive and moving physical collections (too many times).
He has worked as a project manager for National Archives of Australia, was Secretary General for the South East Asia Pacific Audio Visual Archives Association (SEAPAVAA) and helped to establish the UNESCO New Zealand Committee for Memory of the World where he was Deputy Chair for eight years. He recently completed a Masters of Information Management with a focus on Archivist/IT professional relationships. Ask him about ‘fear of the black box’.