Lozana is a trained digital designer with practice- as well as research-based experience in conceptualising, managing and delivering projects in the fields of cultural heritage, digital preservation, multimedia publishing and knowledge infrastructure. She holds a PhD from the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. Her position was a practice-based interdisciplinary design investigation structured as a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership project with Rhizome, a leading international born-digital art organization based in New York. She is currently a Post-doctoral researcher at the Open Science Lab of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), working under Prof. Dr. Ina Blümel and carrying out research and development projects with a special focus on cultural heritage and open knowledge. In the context of NFDI4Culture – the German national consortium for research data on material and immaterial cultural heritage - Lozana serves as product manager for the software tools developed at the Open Science Lab, including Semantic Kompakkt and Wikibase4Research. She is also community manager for Wikibase users within the consortium.
Lozana’s research interests include user interface design, research data management, data curation and semantic web applications in the digital humanities and the GLAM sector. She is also interested in the community-oriented and ethical aspects of open source software development.
Affiliations and initiatives:
- Assistant Director for Linked Data Research, The Joan Jonas Knowledge Base
- Founding member, Wikibase Stakeholder Group
- Contact point, Knowledge Graphs Working Group, NFDI
- Contact point, Linked Open Data Working Group, NFDI4Culture
- Community member & mentor for product design, OpenRefine
- Community member, LD4 Art & Design Affinity Group