Armin Straube is Teaching Fellow in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar. Before joining UCL he worked as Head of Data Curation at Qatar National Library and as manager of of Nestor (the German Network for Digital Preservation) at German National Library.
He was involved in a number of projects in the wider cultural domain, contributing to digitization efforts, the standardisation and enrichment of descriptive metadata and the development of data models and metadata exchange formats. His experience includes consultancy and teaching assignments in the area of records management and digital archives.
Armin holds master degrees in history (University Hagen, Germany), in geography (University Halle, Germany) and in archives and records management (University College Dublin, Ireland). His research interests include data curation and digital preservation and he is looking into the question how the changing professional practice can be reflected in the teaching of information science.