Gill Hamilton joins Wikimedia UK Board

The photo shows Gill standing in front of a large display in an auditorium
Gill Hamilton at Wikimania 2014, collecting an award on behalf of the National Library of Scotland

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce that Gill Hamilton has been co-opted to the charity’s Board of Trustees. This is the result of a board resolution that was passed on 14 October. She replaces Padmini Ray Murray who recently stepped down from the board to relocate to India.

Gill is Digital Access Manager at the National Library of Scotland, in Edinburgh, where she is responsible for the development of access to the Library’s digital collections and services. She has recently led the development of a policy to enable Library resources and metadata to be licensed more openly. Gill maintains a broad range of contacts with national cultural heritage organisations, and brings to the board very valuable direct experience of the national GLAM sector.

Gill said: “I’m honoured to become a member of the Wikimedia UK Board of Trustees. As a librarian I’ve been passionate about access to information all my career. I’m keen to use my experience and skills to contribute further to the work and development of Wikimedia UK and to the wider open knowledge movement.”

Gill’s term runs for two years and ends on 13 October 2016.