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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