Giovanni Michetti is Assistant Professor in Archival Science at Sapienza University of Rome. His research area is focused on contemporary and digital archives. His main research interests are records management, archival description and digital preservation. He has been involved in international initiatives on digital preservation (ERPANET, InterPARES, CASPAR). He works actively in the standardization area: he is the Chair of the Subcommittee “Archives and Records Management” and Vice-Chair of the Committee “Documentation and Information” in the Italian Standards Organization (UNI). He has authored articles and essays on scholarly journals, as well as the Italian translations of EAD and OAIS.