Speaker: GŁnter Waibel
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Günter Waibel

Program Officer
OCLC Programs and Research
2029 Stierlin Court
Suite 100
Mountain View CA
94043 USA

Günter Waibel is a Program Officer in the RLG Programs division of OCLC. He specializes in standards for describing and representing cultural materials in a networked environment, as well as the intersection of museums, libraries and archives in providing access to primary materials. Further areas of interests are digital asset management and digital preservation. Mr. Waibel serves as the RLG Programs liaison to the museum and art library community.

Mr. Waibel joined RLG at the beginning of 2003, coming from the position of Digital Media Developer at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. At UC Berkeley he worked closely with the California Digital Library (CDL) and the project Museums and the Online Archive of California (MOAC). In July 2006, he transitioned to OCLC Programs and Research following the combination of OCLC and RLG.

Waibel is a board member of the Museum Computer Network (MCN) and the Association of American Museum’s (AAM) Media & Technology Committee. He recently guest-edited a special issue of RLG DigiNews on Managing Digital Assets in US Museums, and currently blogs at http://www.hangingtogether.org/. Since 2004, he teaches as adjunct faculty in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, New York.

Günter will present Museum Images On-line: Meeting the Needs of Educators. [Mini-Workshop]