Dr. Hans PETSCHAR
Direktor, Bildarchiv der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek
1985 obtained a master in History and German Literature at the University of Salzburg.
During his studies he worked in research projects on semiotics and linguistics at the universities of Salzburg and Paris.
From 1986 on he worked in several departments at the Austrian National Library
1992 HE obtained a MAS on Library Science
At the Austrian National Library he produced a Multimedia Encyclopedia on the history and the special collections of the Library, and led several research projects concerning digitisation of Cultural Heritage objects
2002 He became director of the Austrian Picture Archive at the Austrian National Library.
He is the official representative of the Austrian National Library in the board of directors of European National Libraries CENL.
He lectured at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna and participated in several research projects of the Austrian Academy of Science and the Austrian Ministry of Culture, Education and Science.
From 2000 on he worked in several fields for the European Commission. He was partner in the DIGICULT Report (2000 - 2002) and is the Austrian representative in the NRG-group for coordinating digitisation in Europe. In several European projects he worked as researcher, eg. REGNET, TNT, MINERVA, ERPANET.