Peter Van Garderen, MAS
President & Systems Analyst
Peter is responsible for business operations and strategy. He also works as the senior systems analyst on Artefactual's development and client projects.
Peter launched Artefactual Systems Inc. in 2001 to provide technology analysis and implementation services to archival organizations, in particular those that want to develop and implement open-source solutions. Some would call him an 'open source evangelist'.
Peter has worked with a wide range of clients providing services that range from writing strategy reports, analyzing system requirements, designing technology architectures, developing software, and managing open-source projects.
He is a Doctoral Candidate in Archival Science at the University of Amsterdam and a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of British Columbia's Master of Archival Studies (1997). Peter also holds a Certificate in Software Engineering (2001) from UBC. He is a regular conference speaker on the topics of digital preservation and archives technology.
He has worked at the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies as an Adjunct Professor (1999-2004) and as the Project Coordinator for International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES Project) (1998-2000). Peter began his career in archives technology over 15 years ago as a product manager for Eloquent Systems (1996-97), developers of library, archives and records management software.