Dr. Charlotte Crofts is a senior lecturer in film studies and video production at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She became interested in the issue of digital cinema exhibition and its effect on screen heritage in the course of filming a documentary about the impact of digital technology on feature-film production.
Paul Dobryden is a graduate student in the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley. His current research interests include German silent cinema, the films of Werner Herzog, and eighteenth-century aesthetics. He previously worked for the German Film Institute and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
David Gibson received an MA from UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies program in 2004. He is employed as a technician at the Library of Congress’s National Audio Visual Conservation Center—Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia. He is writing an essay on the archival value of video games.
Karen F. Gracy is an assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She is the author of Film Preservation: Competing Definitions of Value, Use, and Practice (2007) and has published articles in The Moving Image, Archival Science, Library Resources and Technical Services, and Library Trends.
Haden Guest is the director of the Harvard Film Archive.
Laura Horak is currently a PhD student in film studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She curated the Girls Will Be Boys film series at the Pacific Film Archive and writes for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. She is coediting an anthology entitled Border Crossings: Rethinking Silent Cinema.
Arne Lunde is an assistant professor in the Scandinavian Section at UCLA, where he teaches courses in Nordic cinema and literature. His research interests include Scandinavian émigrés in classical Hollywood cinema and auteurs such as Sjöström, Bergman, and Dreyer.
Daisuke Miyao is an assistant professor of film at the University of Oregon and the author of Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom (2007). He is writing a book on the transnational histories of lighting and cinematography, tentatively titled Lights, Camera, Nation!
Steve Polta is the archivist and artistic director of San Francisco Cinematheque, a student in San Jose State University’s Library and Information Science program, an internationally exhibited filmmaker, an occasional radio DJ, and a San Francisco taxi driver.
Sean Savage served six years as Programming Director of the Olympia Film Society in Washington State between undergraduate studies at the Evergreen State College and the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation masters program at NYU. He has subsequently worked for Northeast Historic Film, [End Page 109] HBO, and is now at the Academy Film Archive. He continues to volunteer for the San Diego Historical Society to assist with their film collections and do cataloging for Northeast Historic Film from the opposite corner of the country.
Dr. Ryan Shand is a research associate on the project “Mapping the City in Film: A Geohistorical Analysis” at the University of Liverpool, UK. He completed his PhD in the Theatre, Film, and Television Studies department of the University of Glasgow, UK. His work has appeared in The Drouth, Northeast Historic Film: Moving Image Review, Scope: An On-Line Journal of Film Studies, and The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.
Kara Van Malssen is a senior research fellow at NYU for the Preserving Digital Public Television Project, part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Library of Congress. She leads the implementation of metadata standards, selection, and workflow requirements for a repository of born-digital public television content. She also lectures for the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property’s (ICCROM) Sound and Image Conservation program. She is an active member of AMIA’s International Outreach Task Force and Advocacy Task Force. She holds an MA in moving image archiving and preservation from NYU. [End Page 110]