My blog posts
Jisc sets up new group-purchasing pilot with publishers to lower cost of digital archival collections
Jisc is working in collaboration with three publishers, ProQuest , Adam Matthew Digital and Brill , in order to make digital collections of primary... >>
Last week Jisc and Reveal Digital hosted a webinar to introduce Reveal Digital’s library crowdfunding model for open access digital collections to UK... >>
The Independent Voices collection by US-based organisation Reveal Digital follows a cost-recovery open access model . Once digitisation and related... >>
I'm based within the digital resources directorate and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for a number of services and projects aimed at improving access to digital collections in support of teaching, learning and research in higher education.
My team delivers two well-established Jisc services, Historical Texts and Journal Archives, which provide access to millions of pages of books and journal articles, and a new training course on making your digital collections easier to discover. I’m also responsible for R&D activities that explore potential new services to assist libraries with a more strategic and coordinated approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections from publishers.
More recently I’ve been investigating new models and partnerships to support digitisation of collections and open access which involves a lot of stakeholder engagement and collaborative work, such as with Reveal Digital on library crowdfunding.
New models for open digital collections?, via UKSG Insights
Defining National Solutions for Managing Book Collections and Improving Digital Access, via Liber Quarterly, Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries
I was previously Jisc programme manager and managed a number of large scale digitisation programmes and projects around the areas of impact, resource discovery and open educational resources.
ProQuest joins Jisc archive pilot
Research Information, March 2017