Howard Besser is an Associate Professor at UCLA's School of Education & Information Studies where he teaches courses and does research on digital longevity, multimedia, image databases, digital libraries, intellectual property, instructional technology, and the social and cultural impact of new information technologies.
For several years he has been working with the Electronic Café
International on preserving their pioneering electronic art. Nationally
and internationally, Besser has been in the forefront of issues of digital
longevity for cultural heritage materials. He served on the 1995
Dr. Besser has been in charge of information technology for two art museums,
is involved in the creation of a film preservation program at UCLA, and
has participated in recent digital preservation meetings of the film industry
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