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Jason Evans

Members Council Member
MC Term: January 2024 - December 2026
National Wikimedian National Library of Wales United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB

I am currently the Open Data Manager for the National Library of Wales. In this role I'm working to develop a Linked Open Data infrastructure for the Welsh GLAM sector, developing and supporting digital scholarship and crowdsourcing opportunities as well as exploring the potential use cases for AI and other new technologies in a heritage setting. I was also an early adopter of the Euroepeana Impact Playbook to design and measure the impact of projects aimed at promoting the Welsh language and culture, mainly through Wikimedia projects. Most recently I contributed to the Impact Light taskforce and continue to help promote and develop the Playbook. I'm an avid advocate of Open Access in Wales and beyond and have helped develop Open Access policy at the National Library of Wales. I also work to promote and enable the linking of collections across institutions using persistent identifiers and common data standards.