My edited volume on ‘Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage’ for Ashgate, featuring chapters from some of the most amazing people working in the field was published in October 2014 and is now out in paperback. You can read my introduction on the OU repository: Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage: Introduction.
By day, I’m usually at work at the British Library, so drop me a line if you’d like to meet for coffee and a chat. My availability for events is limited, but you can drop me a line if you’d like to book me for an event.
Some upcoming trips: I’m presenting on ‘Crowdsourcing at the British Library: lessons learnt and future directions‘ at the Digital Humanities Congress | University of Sheffield, 6th – 8th September 2018. I’ll be Bonn in November to keynote the 2018 SWIB (Semantic Web in Libraries) conference. I’m also speaking at the BL Labs 2018 Symposium.
In June 2019 I’ll be at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to teach on the HILT digital humanities summer school.
Some recent papers
This page is rarely up-to-date or complete, but…
In 2018 I spoke at EuropeanaTech 2018; keynoted at the Academic Art Museum and Library Summit, June 13-15, Oberlin; wrote an article on ‘Breathing life into digital collections at the British Library’ (for ACCESS, the Australian School Library Association’s professional e-journal). 2017-18 was a bit of an odd year and I’ve subsequently reduced the number of invitations I accept each year.
In February 2017 I did a workshop in Edinburgh for Dr Anouk Lang’s Beyond the Black Box: Building Algorithmic and Statistical Literacy through Digital Humanities Tools and Resources and in Santa Barbara for Always Already Computational: Library Collections as Data. I keynoted at DIGIKULT 2017 in Sweden in March, and in June I was in Sydney for the Future Library Congress at EduTECH. I was in Taiwan in August and in October I spoke at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC and gave a keynote in Angers, France.
In November 2016 I was in Riga, Latvia to give the closing keynote at the Europeana Network Association AGM 2016. In October I spoke at ‘What should be in your digital toolbox‘, gave a keynote, ‘Digital history: evolution or transformation?’ at The Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences conference in Leuven, Belgium around October 12th and 13th, 2016 and at Internet Librarian International then chaired the Museums Computer Group’s Museums+Tech conference. In August I was in York for ‘Negotiating Expertise’ and in Helsinki for Museum Theme Days 2016 in September.
In June 2016 I was in Luxembourg for a workshop on Network Visualisation in the Cultural Heritage Sector. My talk notes for Network visualisations and the ‘so what?’ problem are online. I also keynoted at LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) in Helsinki. My slides are online but may not make much sense without notes.
In March 2016 I was at Rice University in Houston then Austin (at the iSchool in UT Austin then St Edwards), then I was on a panel on ‘Build the Crowdsourcing Community of Your Dreams’ at SXSWi 2016 with Ben Brumfield, Meghan Ferriter and Siobhan Leachman.
In January 2016 I was back in Oxford for a workshop on ‘DIY Digitisation’ at the Bodleian Libraries.