Peter Van Garderen, MAS
Peter launched Artefactual Systems in 2001 to provide technology analysis and implementation services to archival organizations, in particular those wanting to develop and implement open-source solutions. Peter has worked with public sector institutions worldwide to provide services that ranged from writing strategy reports, analyzing system requirements, designing technology architectures, developing software, and managing open-source projects.
Peter is the original designer and developer of the Archivematica and AtoM software systems. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies. He has been a regular conference speaker on the topics of digital preservation and archives technology.
Peter stepped aside as Artefactual president in late 2013, and now works as an information management consultant and researcher. See http://vangarderen.net.