Valentine is Europeana’s Data Research and Development Coordinator. Her role involves advising, sharing knowledge and communicating Europeana’s scientific coordination and R&D activities to the Europeana Network. She also coordinates further development and adoption of the Europeana Data Model.
Valentine originally wanted to work as a librarian or archivist but during her studies she became familiar with and inspired by technologies that could bring solutions to problems which couldn’t be resolved in a more ‘physical’ environment. After completing a Masters degree in ‘New Technologies Applied to History’ and an internship at The European Library, Valentine joined the Europeana Foundation.