May 27, 2022

The Guardian Profiles Tony Ageh, New Chief Digital Officer at the New York Public Library

From The Guardian:

Until the US institution [NYPL] approached him earlier this year, he says had no intention of leaving the BBC. Ageh, most recently controller of the BBC archive, has been one of its most dogged technology advocates, routinely pushing the TV-centric corporation to embrace the internet as the best way to deliver its obligation to inform, educate and entertain.


On 11 April, Ageh joins the New York Public Library as chief digital officer, a role that will involve developing a digital strategy for the city institution, its network of more than 80 district outposts and interactive programmes online for its collection.


Ageh said a priority will be search, discovery and distribution of the library’s collection of 53m items, adding that some of the most exciting projects would come about by experimenting with releasing data sets and APIs for the library’s collections.

Read the Complete Article

See Also: New York Public Library Appoints Tony Ageh Chief Digital Officer (March 15, 2016)

See Also: ONE Wonderful and Useful Digital Project From the BBC, Launched in 2014:

Big Media Data: “BBC Genome” Now Live, Data About Every Radio & TV Programme Ever Broadcast by BBC

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.