Kevin Bradley has worked in the field of oral history, sound archiving and digital preservation for nearly 30 years, primarily for the National Library of Australia. Currently Curator of Oral History and Folklore and Director of Sound and Audiovisual Preservation, his previous appointments include a role as the Sustainability Advisor on the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR), a DEST funded partnership. Previous to this he has been Manager of the Sound Preservation and Technical Services, Manager of Digital Preservation and Acting Director of Preservation, NLA.
His standing in the field is recognized by the positions he holds in peak bodies: He has been President of the International Association of Sound and Audio Visual Archives (IASA) currently past President and member of the Executive board, Vice Chair of the Technical Committee, editor and a contributor for the “TC04 Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects”, 1st edition 2004 by IASA, and 2nd edition March 2009 and launched at the British Library, currently editing the guidelines for video standards. He is past president of the Australasian Sound Recordings Association, edited the ASRA Journal for a number of editions in 2001-2007, and was a member of the National Film and Sound Archive Steering Committee 2004-2008. He is a Member of the UNESCO Memory of the World Sub Committee on Technology and the UNESCO Information for All Programme Technical Committee. He has prepared a number of publications for UNESCO through that group.