Dr Dafydd Tudur began his career supporting cultural heritage organisations to digitise their collections and publish them online. He also led the formation of the National Library of Wales's (NLW) policy on open access and its successful collaboration with Wikimedia. He is currently Head of Engagement and Digital Content at NLW and Director of a major project to establish a National Broadcast Archive for Wales. Dafydd was elected to the Members Council in 2018 and is Co-chair of the Impact Community Steering Group.
Europeana, Wales Millennium Centre and People’s Collection Wales are inviting communities from Cardiff and beyond to share their personal migration stories - and objects such as pictures, diaries, videos and letters - to our migration collection.
In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month Dafydd Tudur, Head of Access and Public Programmes at The National Library of Wales, discusses the importance of understanding users, change at the Library and getting involved in Europeana initiatives.
Libraries have been cultural hubs for centuries, but with the shift toward digital publishing, the conversation has shifted to their relevance, or assertions of their waning relevance, in a digital age. However, according to Elen Haf Jones from the National Library of Wales, while the library has evolved, it holds its place as a ‘valued cultural institution that serves as the memory of a nation’.
Since our Impact Playbook was launched in October 2017 it has been downloaded over 1,500 times by cultural heritage professionals. Dafydd Tudur, Head of Digital Access at the National Library of Wales tells us about his experience using the Playbook.