The VALA Travel Scholarship for 2014 is awarded to Ingrid Mason.
Ingrid Mason is a self-professed metadata nerd and technologist, who has found a work-space that satisfies her interests in culture, the humanities, semantics and the web.
Ingrid has interests in: data, technology and research. She works as an eResearch Analyst for Intersect Australia and as a Data Specialist for the Australian National Data Service.
She has a background in digital cultural heritage (digital collection and preservation) and enabling discovery and interoperability across galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (the GLAM sector) - and - in providing eResearch support services for humanities, arts and social sciences including research data management and software development.
Ingrid will be travelling internationally in order to look at libraries ...
She will travel to the United States, France, Belgium, Finland, and England and aims to visit the following organisations to find out about the following projects, platforms and initiatives creating, working with and publishing linked open data.
- Stanford University Library (Linked Data 4 Libraries)
- New York Public Library Labs (platform and data services)
- Digital Public Library of America (platform and data services)
- Bibliothèque Nationale de France (data.bnf.fr data service)
- Europeana (data.europeana.eu data service)
- National Library of Finland (FINTO data service)
- British Library (bnb.data.bl.uk data service)
We look forward to hearing the results of Ingrid's research at the VALA2016 conference.