The inaugural winner of the Paul Reynolds Scholarship ‘No Numpties Award’ for 2011 is the Dunedin Public Libraries Electronic Services Co-ordinator, Paul Hayton.
The scholarship consists of $5,000 to be used for the costs of travel and accommodation incurred when taking up international internship opportunities.
Next year, Paul will spend a two week internship at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, working with their Digital Social and Emerging Technologies team. He will learn how the Powerhouse has embraced the rapid growth of the mobile Smartphone market, the types of digital content created, their rationale for doing so and how they measure success. He will also look at what multimedia content is being deployed via location-aware mechanisms and what impact this has had on customer engagement and reported satisfaction levels.
The scholarship was established in 2010 to recognise the life and work of Paul Reynolds (1949 – 2010). Paul was a man who touched the worlds of broadcasting, publishing, libraries, museum, galleries and archives. He was a passionate believer in the transformational power of the internet and the digital world.
The scholarship was established from donations made by the National Library of New Zealand, Internet NZ and friends of Paul Reynolds. The donations are held in trust by LIANZA, which administers the award on behalf of the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector.
The Award will be offered every two years until 2021 and is open to the GLAM sector. The next award will be promoted in 2013. For further information about the criteria for this award go to www.lianza.org.nz/Paul_Reynolds_Scholarship.