Libraries and heritage organisations with a strong focus on collections and curatorship are now using technology to re-work and curate their physical collections in creative and engaging new ways. During this seminar, Ash will showcase a variety of inspiring examples and highlight how online mapping and narrative tools can provide visitors with a new digital route into your collections.

Ash Green

Speaker: Ash Green


Ash Green is a qualified librarian, with over 20 years’ experience working in public and academic libraries. This includes over 15 years cataloguing, classification, related acquisition experience, and systems work in this area.

They also have extensive experience supporting digital library services offers and resources, including website, social media, and app development and implementation.

They have an enthusiasm for digital content curation, have published a book chapter and journal articles on using IFTTT.com in this area, and have acted as a beta tester for start-up projects including Brickflow and Trailmeme.

As a member of the International Catrobat Association, Ash is an advocate for the organisation’s work developing free open source mobile apps for teenagers and children. They have formally acted as a mentor for degree-level students during Catrobat’s involvement in the 2019 and 2020 Google Summer of Code initiatives.

They have run workshops, presented at conferences and run online initiatives on the subjects of classification; library advocacy and campaigning; digital content curation; creative use of technology in libraries; STEM & Makerspace technologies; games and interactive fiction. Organisations that Ash has run sessions for include CILIP conferences in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; The British Library; University of Roehampton; Mozfest; Surrey Libraries; Internet Librarian International; IFLA; Manchester Metropolitan University.

The seminar will be chaired by Anne Welsh.

This is an entirely synchronous seminar: no preparation in advance (except for the speaker, obviously), no recordings afterwards, just an expert speaker talking on Zoom for around half and hour followed by group discussion and chat.