Jill Cousins, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation and responsible for Europeana.eu, will be speaking in the session on Building a Cultural Commons as part of the Open Culture programme at OKCon on Wednesday 18 September.

Jill is on the Board of Globethics and advises on the development of other digital libraries. She has many years experience in web publishing which are now applied to the libraries and the cultural heritage arenas.

Her past experience includes the commercial publishing world as European Business Development Director of VNU New Media and scholarly publishing with Blackwell Publishing, running their online journals service. Prior to publishing, she had a variety of marketing and research careers in the information field. These ranged from being the Marketing and Event Director for Learned Information (Online Information) to managing her own research company, First Contact. All of which deviates from her first career as a Middle Eastern Map Researcher for the Ministry of Defence.

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