Richard Savory

Licensing manager - Jisc Collections


I joined Jisc Collections in 2011 and concentrate mainly on the negotiation and management of journals agreements, including the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL), the Welsh Higher Education Electronic Library (WHEEL) and the Irish Research eLibrary (IReL), and am also involved in an advisory capacity with the french organisations Couperin and ABES.


I started my career at the British Library in 1979 and worked for several intermediaries including Swets, Blackwell Information Services, WH Everett and Baker & Taylor Books between 1984 and 2003. More recently I managed sales to Asia, the Middle East and Europe for the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor & Francis. These roles involved the negotiation of license agreements with library consortia in more than 20 countries.