Don’t Miss It—Lecture Today at 4 PM—George Oates: A Conversation with Nancy Gwinn

Come hear George Oates, Lead for Open Library, and Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, talk about the future of libraries, archives and museums in a digital world.

Save the Date! March 15—George Oates: A Conversation with Nancy Gwinn

Come hear George Oates, Lead for Open Library, and Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, talk about the future of libraries, archives and museums in a digital world.

George Oates appointed Research Associate at Smithsonian Libraries

(Photo by Derek Powazek) George Oates, the project lead for Open Library, a program of the Internet Archive, has been appointed a Research Associate for Smithsonian Institution Libraries. In her lead role at Open Library, Ms. Oates (let’s just call her George!) is responsible for the overall site design, project management, grant management, and community development. Previously, she served at the Senior Program Manager for Flickr. While at Flickr, she developed the immensely successful Flickr Commons environment that provided a ground-breaking platform for cultural heritage organizations to crowdsource and community-build around their photographic collections. While at Flickr, George won six Webby Awards for her design and user experience work. Smithsonian and Smithsonian Libraries’ staff first came to know of George’s work through our involvement in the Flickr Commons (SIL staff played a key role in the success of the initial launch in 2008, see the aricle, “Smithsonian Team Flickr: a library, archives, and museums collaboration in web 2.0 space” for more information on the project). George, a native of Australia, more »

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