Champions of Change
Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at The University of Pennsylvania, William Noel is an advocate for the creation of open data by museums and rare book repositories. He directed the Archimedes Palimpsest Project, an international collaboration to conserve, image and study the erased texts lying beneath a thirteenth-century prayer book. He also pioneered the presentation of machine-readable, openly licensed datasets of digitized illuminated medieval manuscripts at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore."