Archivist, Team Leader Collections
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Petra Links (1982) worked until January 2016 as Archivist and Team Leader Collections at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She was involved in several international archival projects among which the project European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). As a researcher for this project she specializes in defining user requirements, research on metadata standards and the implementation and development of a thesaurus in combination with authority files.

Petra also provided consultancy to the Kigali Memorial Centre on the expansion of the Genocide Archive Rwanda, such as undertaken in a feasibility study and the Gacaca Archive Project: Phase One.  In 2012 Petra was involved in an exchange training program for collection specialists at Kigali Memorial Centre, Remembrance, Archives and Research in the Aftermath of Mass Violence. And in close cooperation with the University of Zagreb and The Netherlands Helsinki Committee, as an expert-advisor, she was involved in the project ‘, Documenting the past of Croatia’ in 2010, that focused on the development of a database on war crimes.

Petra Links has a master degree in Modern History at Utrecht University and a master degree in Archival Science  at the University of Amsterdam. She has a strong interest in archival science and in the application of new technologies in historical research.

Other professional activities:

  • 2014-present: Member of the board of the Royal Society of Dutch Archivists (KVAN)
  • 2009-present: Member of the organizing committee of the KVAN-dagen - Annual conference organized by the Royal Society of Dutch Archivists

Previous Positions:

  • 2009-2011: Chief editor of the NIOD-websites / Internal communication NIOD
  • 2006-2010: Information-/Collection Specialist Acquisition at NIOD