Peter Horsman has an education both in archival science and in informatics; the latter with a specialization in knowledge engineering (including expert systems). He has been involved in electronic records issues since 1988, when he was a member of the ICA automation committee. He worked more intensively in the field from 1991 onwards, when the Netherlands State Archives Service started its Machine Readable Archives Policy project. In this context he participated in the research project conducted by the RAND corporation for the Dutch government (1992-1993). In 1995-1996 he worked for five months for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in Rome, Italy. While at FAO he drafted a systems design specification for a knowledge based recordkeeping and records management system, according to the Yourdon Methodology (Essential Model; Implementation Model). Partly because of this particular experience that he will be a member of the project team of the second phase of the University of British Columbia research project. Peter currently works as a consultant with the Netherlands project on digital longevity (digitale duurzaamheid). In this capacity he advises agencies such as the Tax Office Head Quarters, the Parliament, and some municipalities.
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16 June 1997