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Sarah Ames

Sarah Ames

SSI fellow

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland


Collections as data; digital and computational methods in research; the use of new technologies in a cultural heritage context; open data - and the challenges around this; widening access to collections data and removing barriers to use; broadly, anything at the intersection of libraries/cultural heritage organisations, technology and research


Sarah Ames is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the National Library of Scotland, with responsibility for the Library’s Digital Scholarship Service and Data Foundry. She is a member of the LIBER DH Working Group core group, where she co-chairs the Research Collaborations group, RLUK Digital Scholarship Network, and the Alan Turing Institute Humanities and Data Science group.

Sarah has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh; her PhD thesis was shortlisted for the Saltire Literary Awards 2013. Alongside this, she has postgraduate qualifications in Library and Information Science and in Data Science, and learnt day-to-day coding skills at Codeclan.

Sarah has published journal articles on nineteenth century literature and, more recently, collections as data and digital scholarship in a library context. She has also co-authored a book with colleagues from Library of Congress, the British Library, the National Library of the Netherlands, the National Library of Denmark and others about GLAM digital scholarship and data services.

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