Helen Blanchett

Scholarly communications subject specialist

My blog posts

Join Jisc at UKSG 2018

Jisc will be delivering more sessions than ever at this year’s UKSG conference in Glasgow. The scale reflects the breadth of our activities and where... >>

March open access digest out now

Our latest quarterly digest is now available. It contains updates from across our range of open access service, projects and initiatives. Read the... >>

Jisc scholarly communications blog


My role is to provide advice, training and consultancy in the area of scholarly communications, with a particular focus on open access.


After qualifying and working as a librarian in my early career, I worked for Jisc Netskills for 13 years providing training and working on a diverse range of projects across various sectors.

I returned to my roots in 2011, working as a librarian in the liaison team at Newcastle University

I have a keen interest in all aspects of information and digital literacy, and in supporting staff and students in their development.