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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.