Michael Lascarides

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Michael Lascarides



Short Bio

Currently manager of the NLNZ Online team, where I look after the National Library's web sites including Papers Past, the New Zealand national historical newspaper archive. Formerly head of the web team at New York Public Library. I've written or contributed to a number of books and articles on library technology and crowdsourcing, and I'm a former member of the MFA Computer Art faculty at NYC's School of Visual Arts.


New Zealand


Library, Humanities, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

NLNZ publishes multiple datasets as open data (see http://natlib.govt.nz/about-us/open-data), and our team is intertwined with DigitalNZ.org, a metadata aggregating service for NZ-related cultural heritage digital objects from 150 partner organisations. I've been involved with developing digital strategy, advocating for open APIs and promoting collections reuse at both NLNZ and NYPL.


National Library of New Zealand