[First, a little bit about me]

My name is Julien Antoine Raemy and I come from Fribourg, Switzerland. I am a bookseller by trade and I used to work for a book distributor and in a bookshop. After receiving my Certificate of Vocational Education and Training of Bookseller (or in French: Certificat fédéral de capacité de libraire), I decided to brush up on my English and I did a six-month internship in the ELT Marketing Department of Oxford University Press in the UK. I would have loved to stay a bit longer but I had to go back to Switzerland in order to fulfill the mandatory military service period, which I did in one go in ten months.

Then, I worked here and there before I decided that it was time to travel again in Australia (also, I still needed to improve my English skills). It was all great but I didn’t really know what to do. I thought it would be a good idea to become an English Teacher for some time in Poland. Once more, it was an amazing thing to experience. Nevertheless, I decided after a year to go back to my home country. But what shall I do?

[Then, the more interesting stuff about what I do now]

Archives à Caux
In front of some of the audiovisual archives from the Montreux Jazz Festival in Caux, Switzerland.

Since September 2013, I have undertaken on a part-time basis a Bachelor in Library and Information Science (LIS) at the Haute école de gestion (HEG) in Geneva, Switzerland. I also started working for the EPFL’s MetaMedia Center since 2015 as a Photo Archivist for the Montreux Jazz Digital Project. I really enjoy this environment and being able to work and study at the same time is absolutely marvelous.

By the end of August 2017, I should have my Bachelor’s degree and my employment contract at EPFL will end as well by that time. This is quite exciting as it will enable me to find a new experience.

[What about your blog?]

This blog is about my work, views and expectations on research data, digitization of audiovisual assets, digital preservation and dissemination (especially by means of standards, servers, and interfaces developed by and around the International Image Interoperability Framework), semantic web technologies, user-centered design, and all sorts of things related to how to curate digital data in memory institutions (libraries, archives, and museums). From time to time, I think this blog will also be dedicated to personal matters, music, and literature.