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Leno Veras
Emerging International Voices

A Brazilian curator interested in developing knowledge networks as platforms for cultural and scientific exchange.

Leno Veras © Fernando Genaro What’s a library to you?

Libraries are educational devices of interrelation between spaces and times, capable of promoting transformative connections and innovative synapses.

What’s the single most essential thing you need in your everyday work?

Possibilities to imagine futures.

What was the most memorable experience you ever had in a library?

As a visiting researcher in the Warburg Institute library at the University of London's School of Advanced Studies, I came across, completely by chance, the book that became the most important reference in my doctoral thesis - no expert has guided me to the heart of the matter as that library, as a living organism, has been able to.

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GLAM, data and importance of a dialogue

Digital transformation, besides being a phenomenon of prime importance in the reconfiguration of social dynamics in the twenty-first century, has had a significant impact on the field of cultural heritage. Digital technologies have enabled the expansion of access to cultural collections, as well as bringing challenges related to the excess of content and the transience of some of this content.