Johan Oomen is head of Research and Heritage Services at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and researcher at the User-Centric Data Science group of the VU University Amsterdam. Oomen is working on initiatives that focus on providing access to digital heritage. Next to projects at Sound and Vision, he is working on international collaborative projects such as Time Machine, Europeana XX, CLARIAH, ReTV. He has a background in Information Science, Media Studies and Computer Science. His research focuses on the relationship between participatory culture and institutional policy. Johan Oomen has worked for the British Universities Film and Video Council and commercial broadcaster RTL Nederlands. He is board member of the Europeana Foundation, the EUscreen Foundation and the PublicSpaces Foundation. He is advisor to the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Dutch National Research Council for Cultural Heritage and co-chair of The Netherlands Heritage Network.