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4th International Open Data Conference
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Ana Alvarez Lacambra

IT Department. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.
Web & Digital Media
Spain

Title proposal: Open data and reuse: Issues and challenges for cultural institutions. Conclusions of the pre-event Open Data and Culture (Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid 5th October)

Biography: Ana Alvarez is Web Manager at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza of Madrid. She has a BA in Medieval History (Complutense University, Spain) and a Master in Museum Studies (Leicester University, UK). Her professional career has developed within the field of digital content in the cultural sector regarding digitization, websites and information management, not only at museums. She has been consultant in ICT projects related with cultural heritage and in a learning digital repository project for the Spanish Education Ministry- both in Red.es (Spanish Ministry of Industry); Spanish Representative at the European NRG (National Representatives Group on Digitisation in Culture) which was the seed of European Commission’s Digital Culture projects such as Europeana. Back in the museum world, she is involved not only in the web management but also in digital curation strategical issues.  Currently, she is a member of the Board of SEDIC (Spanish Society of Documentation and Scientific Information) involved in promoting training and dissemination initiatives related to information professionals.