Digital Archivist, Atlantic Philanthropies Archive Project
Anja Mahler is the digital archivist at the Digital Repository of Ireland for The Atlantic Philanthropy Archive project. Her focus is on developing guidelines, collection structures, ingest schedules and metadata policies for the project, as well as for the hands-on creation of metadata and ingestion of digital objects into the DRI.
Anja has a background in cultural heritage with an in-depth understanding of the history, conservation, preservation, restoration and access of audio visual formats. She is an advocate for best practice in collections management, specifically collection development, care and documentation. She is professionally educated in Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies and has practical experience with the standards Dublin Core, PBCore, EN15907 and PREMIS. Alongside her work in cultural heritage she is an active member of the visual arts in Ireland where she has developed a successful practice, independently and collaboratively, in the field of time-based art.