Jon Voss

Strategic Partnerships Director

Twitter: @jonvoss


Jon Voss has innovated solutions and community engagement on “big picture” problems for twenty years. In the mid-nineties, his early work on social responsibility led him to develop new business practices for music festivals and rock stars through his work with the Tibetan Freedom Concerts and artists like the Beastie Boys, David Crosby and Wyclef Jean. A decade later, he helped religious communities and other institutions develop and implement technology infrastructure and strategies that fit with their beliefs, cultures and daily practice. He served as the IT Director for the San Francisco Zen Center before running his own IT consulting firm for 7 years.

Since 2011, Jon has directed Historypin’s strategic partnership development while also strengthening the social change capacity of the cultural heritage sector worldwide. He co-founded the International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museum Summit in 2011 to help build an open global ecosystem of historical data across libraries, archives, and museums. In 2016, he co-founded the Cultural Heritage and Social Change Summit to bring together cultural heritage professionals to address issues of cultural equity in our collective narrative of history.

Over the years, Jon has spoken at conferences like SXSW Interactive, Where2.0, American Library Association, Data2.0, SemTech; and he’s led workshops at the Smithsonian, New York Public Library and the Internet Archive, to name a few.

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Content swap over: vs

April 25, 2023

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Historypin now available in German

October 13, 2021

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Redesigning Historypin

December 16, 2020

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Massive Digital Community Archives in Colombia: An International Partnership Towards Peace

November 19, 2019

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Bergis Jules joins team as Director of Equity Initiatives

October 25, 2018

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Hali Dardar Joins US Historypin Team

March 28, 2018

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Reimagining Community-Centered Sites for History and Healing

January 30, 2018

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Job opening: Partnership Manager

January 24, 2018

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The Science Behind Historypin’s Storybox: Part 1

January 11, 2018

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Cultural Heritage and Social Change Summit: One Year On

December 12, 2017

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Knight Foundation Leads Funding of the US Rollout of Historypin’s Storybox With $250,000 Award

November 16, 2017

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Deep Dive: New Mexico Tribal Public Libraries

November 8, 2017

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New Deal Then and Now

June 19, 2017

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Historypin at DPLA Fest 2017

May 2, 2017

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Deep Dive with New Mexico Rural Tribal Libraries

April 3, 2017

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Digital Community Memory in Tribal Libraries

March 2, 2017

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Job posting: Community Memory Coordinator

December 21, 2016

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Launching Massive Community Memory Project in Colombia

November 10, 2016

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Historypin and Digital Public Library of America win Knight News Challenge Award for Work In Rural Libraries

June 23, 2016

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Testing an embedded pin

April 21, 2016