Una breve nota in margine al mio post sulla digitalizzazione delle biblioteche pubbliche.
Nella pagina con le bio del management della New York Public Library, al secondo posto dopo il CEO (Tony Marx), figura il CDO, cioè il Chief Digital Officer. Se il management è un segnale importante dei progetti di una biblioteca allora la figura e il ruolo di Tony Ageh alla NYPL credo confermino piuttosto chiaramente il senso del mio post e la necessità di una pianificazione strategica a lungo termine dei processi di digitalizzazione.
Ecco la sua presentazione:
Tony Ageh is The New York Public Library’s Chief Digital Officer, responsible for the institution’s ongoing digital transformation and its visionary work in making its collections and services as accessible as possible.
Ageh comes to the Library from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London where he held a variety of leadership positions since 2002 and managed over 300 staff members. His accomplishments include the development and implementation of the BBC’s internet strategy, which grew its web traffic from 2 million users per day to over 25 million over a five-year period, and the creation and implementation of the BBC iPlayer (an internet streaming catch-up television and radio service for people in the United Kingdom), which has delivered over 10 billion programs to the British public and on average receives 10 million requests per day.
Most recently, Ageh acted as controller of the BBC’s Archive Strategy, making their substantial archives of radio, television, images, and documents — and by extension British culture and creativity — increasingly accessible to the public in the UK and beyond.
In 2015, Ageh was awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen, for services to digital media.
Ed ecco una sua intervista recente: