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Richard Ranft

IASA Board / IAML webmaster
Richard Ranft serves on the Executive Board of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and is webmaster for the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML). Until 2020 he was Head of Sound & Vision at the British Library, where he had responsibility for developing collections of 7 million sound recordings, 280,000 moving image items and 750m newspaper pages, making them accessible by creating new services for users. He has served on the boards of the Europeana Foundation and the EUscreen XL project, was the Coordinator of the 2014-17 Europeana Sounds project; and he oversaw the British Library's ambitious Save Our Sounds programme; he further participates in a global AudioVisual Think Tank, and an Advisory Board for Europeana Media.