Advisory Board

The OpenGLAM Advisory Board is made up of high-profile advocates for openness within the cultural heritage sector. The role of the OpenGLAM Advisory Board is to provide guidance to the OpenGLAM Working Group and give feedback on key strategic issues.

###Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen

Dan is the Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. Prior to his tenure, Dan was the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. At the Center, Dan oversaw projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to online collections (September 11 Digital Archive) to software for scholarship (the popular Zotero research tool). His books include Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (with Roy Rosenzweig) and Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith.

###Jill Cousins

Jill Cousins

Jill is Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation, responsible for the running and management of; the flagship portal of the European Union that brings together the content of the Archives, Audio visual collections, Libraries and Museums of Europe. She is also Director of The European Library, a vertical content aggregator for national and research libraries in Europe for the researcher. She has many years experience in web publishing including the commercial publishing world as European Business Development Director of VNU New Media and scholarly publishing with Blackwell Publishing.

###Michael Edson

Michael Edson

Michael is the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to developing the Smithsonian’s first Web and New Media Strategy and its multi-award winning Web and New Media Strategy Wiki, Michael helped create the Smithsonian’s first blog, Eye Level, and the first Alternative Reality Game to take place in a museum, Ghosts of a Chance. Michael is also a driving force behind the cultural commons concept which aims to make hundreds of millions of GLAM resources freely available for users to build upon. Michael is an O’Reilly Foo Camp veteran and was named a Tech Titan 2011: person to watch by Washingtonian magazine.

###Alexis Rossi

Alexis Rossi

Alexis works at the Internet Archive, an online library that offers permanent access for researchers, historians and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. She currently manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, TV, and books, and runs the Wayback Machine project. From 2006-2008, Alexis managed the audio and video collections and Open Library, as well as working on the Open Content Alliance, and the Zotero/IA project. Alexis has been working with Internet content since 1996 when she discovered that being picky about words in books was good training for being picky about data on computers. She spent several years managing news content at ClariNet (the first online news aggregator), worked as the Editorial Director at Alexa Internet, and as Product Manager at Mixercast.

###Merete Sanderhoff

Merete Sanderhoff

Merete is Curator and Senior Advisor in the field of digital museum practice at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, where she is working to provide free access to, and encourage re-use of, the museum’s digitised collections. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at international digital heritage conferences. A conference organiser herself, she has set the agenda for openness in the Danish GLAM community at the international Sharing is Caring seminars in Copenhagen. Merete has published substantial research in the area of digital museum practice, including in the anthology Sharing is Caring: Openness and Sharing in the Cultural Heritage Sector (2014). She serves on the Europeana Foundation Governing Board and Members Council, the OpenGLAM Advisory Board, and the Board of DIAS Digital Interactive Art Space. You can find her on Twitter @MSanderhoff.