Today is the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage! A forthcoming event will celebrate it in Doha

Event poster designed by QNL Communications team  One of the placement visits of UCL Qatar students to the British Library earlier this year grew into a project which joins the forces of UCL Qatar, the British Library Qatar Foundation Partnership Project, and Qatar National Library in exploring the landscape of audiovisual collections in Qatar and other countries in … Continue reading Today is the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage! A forthcoming event will celebrate it in Doha

Register for the Open a GLAM Lab Book Launch – Join us on 30 October at Qatar University Library!

Join us for the launch of the Open a GLAM Lab book at 10 AM on 30 October in Qatar University Library! To attend, please register at Open a Glam Lab by 28 October. The book was created during a booksprint co-hosted by UCL Qatar and Qatar University Library in the end of September in Doha. The … Continue reading Register for the Open a GLAM Lab Book Launch – Join us on 30 October at Qatar University Library!

Save the date: Launch of the ‘Open a Glam Lab’ book on 30 October 2019

And here we are counting the days to the official launch of the 'Open a GLAM Lab' book! Here is the invite in English and in Arabic: Qatar University Library, in collaboration with University College London - Qatar, invite you to a book launch: “Open a GLAM Lab” Date: Wednesday, 30th October 2019 Time: 10:00 – … Continue reading Save the date: Launch of the ‘Open a Glam Lab’ book on 30 October 2019

Introducing Innovation Labs to Zambian Cultural Heritage Institutions

Digital divide results in digital content not accessible to the users. Image credit: Dania JaleesFor me, this year was packed with activities around innovation labs in cultural heritage institutions. I find labs fascinating because they are helping different types of users experiment with digital content. They also support anyone using digital collections; their growth in … Continue reading Introducing Innovation Labs to Zambian Cultural Heritage Institutions

Understanding Researchers’ Needs in Reuse of Digital Cultural Heritage Collections

Battle between Carnival and Lent - Bosch, Jheronimus (c.1600 - 1620, Rijksmuseum, Netherlands, Public domain) - a thought-provoking metaphor on the clashes of needs and desires Earlier this year I joined the group of experts working on the Europeana Task Force on Research Requirements. The task force is exploring the complex landscape of needs of researchers working with digital … Continue reading Understanding Researchers’ Needs in Reuse of Digital Cultural Heritage Collections

Joined the Review Editors of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics

I was recently invited to join the review editors of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics led by Chief Editor Professor Chaomei Chen (Professor of Information Science at Drexel University). More information on the latest developments of the journal is available in this blog post of Frontiers. The journal currently invites abstracts on Scholarly Communications Ethics - the … Continue reading Joined the Review Editors of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics

QNRF Project Award – Digital Preservation of Qatari Intangible Heritage: Falconry in Qatar as a Pilot Case Study

The 11th Annual Forum of QNRF on 15 October 2019 brought the exciting news our joint proposal with Qatar University, QNL, Al Gannas Falconry Society and Avium NGO from Spain was selected for funding! Although falconry is on the UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage since 2016, there is still an immense amount of work to … Continue reading QNRF Project Award – Digital Preservation of Qatari Intangible Heritage: Falconry in Qatar as a Pilot Case Study