Steven Villereal is the Audiovisual Conservator in the Preservation Services unit where he is responsible for providing both preservation and access strategies for time-based media materials. He oversees preservation reformatting of legacy audio and moving image materials, and consults on long-term stewardship of born-digital production projects.
Steven’s professional interests include open-source technology for audiovisual preservation and access, and he is an active member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists' Open Source Committee. He participates in the Hydra Project, in part through his work helping to implement local use of the Avalon Media System.
He is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Masters program, and former employee in the New York Public Library branch system.