Long used by the BBC as a tech pundit, Bill Thompson will now become head of partnership development for Roly Keating’s BBC Archive for the next six months.
Thompson’s role will be building relationships between Auntie and culture institutions who might want their works digitised.
He will be working with Tony Ageh, the former BBC.co.uk head whom Thompson helped establish Guardian Unlimited in 1996.
He describes the archive as “the most important project the BBC is currently working on, finding a way to take the vast amount of material that the corporation has accumulated over the decades and put it to work in our digital world”. More on TheBillBlog.