Dr Peter May

Digital Preservation British Library
Digital Preservation Technical Architect
Digital Preservation, File Formats, Emulation as a Service, Software Preservation, Data Analysis
Related Offices
Board Member of the Open Preservation Foundation (Deputy Chair)

Dr Peter May researches, develops and advises on technical practices and solutions to improve digital preservation capabilities across the Library, ensuring its digital collections are preserved and accessible for future generations. He is also an active member of the digital preservation community, particularly with the Open Preservation Foundation, where he serves as deputy-chair on their board of directors and co-chairs a document format special interest group.

Peter has been involved in a number of community projects, including as a software developer on SPRUCE hackathons and as the technical coordinator on the “Excellent” rated EU-funded SCAPE (SCAlable Preservation Environments) project. He is now working on a number of exciting Library projects around the emulation of disk based collection items, software preservation and a knowledge base supporting digital preservation activities.