Jane Stevenson

Archives Hub service manager

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Role

I am the manager of the Archives Hub service, which brings together descriptions of archives held across the UK. I manage the development and maintenance of the service, including the website, application, training, marketing and enhancement projects, as well as  inputting into the strategic direction of the service.

I provide help and advice to contributing institutions and represent the Hub in external meetings and conferences. I share the Hub’s benefits by writing articles, reports and blog posts and giving presentations on the Hub and issues of relevance to the archives professional and cultural heritage sector.

Selected papers and presentations 

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Background

I am interested in promoting the use and benefits of archives through online discovery and innovative uses of technology. This involves best practice in terms of the structure and consistency of data, as well as the use of XML for archival descriptions and issues around inter-operability in order to promote cross-searching of content.

I have an interest in innovative work around the use of the web for the cultural heritage sector and have been directly involved in Linked Data initiatives. I serve as a Trustee of the National Jazz Archive, and I mentor archive students as part of their registration process.

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