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Ben Vershbow

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Lead Programs Manager (libraries, education, cultural heritage) Wikimedia Foundation United States > Other

Ben Vershbow is lead programs manager for libraries, education, and cultural heritage at the Wikimedia Foundation, the U.S.-based nonprofit which supports Wikipedia and more than a dozen other open knowledge projects. Previously, Ben worked for eight years at the New York Public Library where he founded NYPL Labs, a digital innovation program that led a wide range of digitization, open data, and crowdsourcing initiatives. Prior to that, Ben was editorial director at the Institute for the Future of the Book, a think tank and interactive studio exploring networked forms of reading, writing, and scholarship.