Executive Board

IASA Executive Board (2014-2017):

President: Ilse Assmann
Head: Media Information Management
M-Net, MultiChoice
South Africa
e-mail: president@iasa-web.org
Ilse Assmann took up a post at the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) in 1985 as Assistant Archivist in the Sound Archives, collecting and cataloguing South African contemporary music. She gained her M.Com (Information and Knowledge Management) in 2013. Her mini dissertation focussed on the Public Service Broadcast Archives in Southern Africa. In 2013 Ilse accepted a position at M-Net, a South African subscription (Pay-TV) Television Broadcaster, to head the Television Archives and Video Library
Past President: Jacqueline von Arb
Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound
Bjergsted Terrasse 5A
N-4007 Stavanger
Phone: +47 51 83 40 60
e-mail: past-president@iasa-web.org
Vice President (Conferences): Bruce Gordon
Media Preservation Services - a shared service of Harvard Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Phone: +1 617-495-1241
Fax: +1 617-496-4636
e-mail: conferences@iasa-web.org
Vice President (Membership): Judith Gray
Coordinator of Reference Services
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
Phone:  +1-202-707-1740
e-mail: membership@iasa-web.org
Judith Gray is coordinator of reference services for the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.  Trained as an ethnomusicologist, she came to the Library to be part of the Federal Cylinder Project team, documenting and returning copies of early cylinder recordings to indigenous communities.   Her concern for intellectual property rights and the provision of respectful access to sensitive heritage materials stems from ongoing work with Native American cultural specialists.
Vice President (Training): Pio Pellizzari
Swiss National Sound Archives
Via Soldino 9, CH-6900 Lugano
Phone: +41 091 961 64 00
Fax: +41 091 961 64 39
e-mail: training@iasa-web.org

Pio Pellizzari has been the head of the Swiss National Sound Archives since 1998. Previously he was a research associate in musicology at the University of Fribourg and a scientific collaborator for musicology at the University libraries of Lausanne and Fribourg. He studied musicology, roman philology and French literature with a focus in renaissance-baroque literature and vocal music.

Secretary-General: Lynn Johnson
e.TV (PTY) Limited
4 Stirling Road
Cape Town
South Africa
Phone: +27 21 4814414
e-mail: secretary-general@iasa-web.org
Lynn is a Systems / Media manager for e.tv Libraries and Archives department, in Cape Town, South Africa. Lynn has been working for e.tv (South Africa’s first independent, free-to-air, terrestrial television channel and home to South Africa’s first independent, 24hour news channel) for the past 12 years where she has grown from the position of AV archivist to managing digital archive systems and it’s users within the library.  She holds an Honours degree in Library Information Science from University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently pursuing the Mphil: Digital Curation Masters programme at UCT. 
Treasurer: Tommy Sjöberg
Folkmusikens Hus
Dalagatan 7
S-195 31 Rättvik
Phone: +46 248 79 70 54
e-mail: treasurer@iasa-web.org
Tommy Sjöberg
Tommy Sjöberg has a background in aeronautical engineering. From an interest in folk dancing he gradually moved into sound archiving, particularly of folk music. Studies in musicology at Uppsala university were followed by diverse jobs in folk music archives, a stint as digitizer for Universal Music Sweden, a nearly completed Masters in musicology, before landing in his present position in Sweden’s richest folklore region, Dalarna, as an archivist, digitizer and cataloguer at Folkmusikens hus.
Editor: Bertram Lyons
646 Gately Terrace
Wisconsin 53711
Phone: 202-430-4457
e-mail: editor@iasa-web.org
Bertram Lyons
Bertram Lyons is a data and preservation consultant at AVPreserve in the United States. He worked previously at the Alan Lomax Archive in New York, and at the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the U.S. Library of Congress. He holds a MA in museum studies with a focus in American studies and archival theory from the University of Kansas, and received certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Web Manager: Richard Ranft
Head of Sound & Vision
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Phone: +44 (0)207 412 7424
e-mail: webmanager@iasa-web.org
Richard Ranft is Head of Sound & Vision at the British Library, with 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 serves on the boards of the Europeana Foundation and the EUscreen XL project, and was the Coordinator of the 2014-17 Europeana Sounds project.