The DAAO team is expanding as we get stuck into development.

We are lucky to have some very talented people join us, and some equally talented people return. Let me introduce you.

Somaya Langley
– Data Manager
In January 2015, Somaya Langley will be joining us as DAAO Data Manager.  Somaya will be responsible for delivering the data related elements of our LIEF project.   Most recently Somaya has been supporting a range of digital collecting activities at the National Library of Australia.

Somaya has a background in the arts, sound, media, broadcast, festivals, archives, libraries, digital preservation, digital collecting and curation. She has worked as a Producer of Australian Music for ABC Classic FM, as the Online Project Officer for the Australian Music Centre, and is the former Curator of Networked Media for the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. She has also undertaken consultancy work for the Australia Council for the Arts to research and deliver the Archives in the Digital Era Scoping Study Report. In recent years she has presented at conferences and symposia including the 2013 International Symposium on Electronic Art held in Sydney, and the 2013 International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives annual conference held in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dr Anne Cregan
– Semantic Advisor

Anne was previously Semantic Lead of HuNI and is currently a Board Member of Open Knowledge and Executive Director of CloudEarth.  Anne  joined us in November 2014 to write the initial scope for the first module of the project –  schema refinement.  In early 2015 Anne will guide developments to extend DAAO’s feed to HuNI.

Emily Wubben – Digital Content Officer, Melbourne
Emily is back! In 2015 she will further develop content partnerships with the University of Melbourne. More on that soon.

Since her previous role with the DAAO in 2012 as the Melbourne Digital Content Project Officer, Emily has worked for Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on the delivery of the Galleries of Remembrance, which opened on 11 November 2014. She is a co-author of Architectural ornament: The history and art of Wilson Hall at the University of Melbourne, published by the University’s Cultural Collections department, and recently she presented a seminar paper for the Melbourne Portrait Group on the portrait of Baronne Madeleine Deslandes by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Emily is also now the Exhibitions Research Officer for the Shrine of Remembrance. She holds a Master of Art Curatorship and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

Annie Murney – Project Administrator
Annie is a Sydney-based arts writer and has contributed to various print and online publications such as Concrete Playground and The BRAG. Her main research area focuses on art, politics, and collectivism across the post-Soviet world.  Annie will provide administrative support to the project team.

We must also say a belated thank you to the amazing Eric Riddler and Rhonda Hamilton, who each delivered content projects in 2014 to support CI research and inform our current LIEF developments.  You can read more about their work here.