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Digitisation blog

Name Job title and organisation Biography/website
Balviar Notay Programme Manager, JISC  
Richard Ovenden

Keeper of Special Collections

& Associate Director,

Bodleian Library, Oxford

Michelle Pauli Blog editor, JISC  
David Pearson


University of London Research

Library Services


David Pearson is Director, University of London Research Library Services and has previously worked in a number of academic and research libraries.  He is a member of the JISC Content Services Committee, is Chair of CURL’s Resource Discovery Strategy Group, and as a member of the CURL Digital Content & Curation Task Force (now disbanded) was involved in the commissioning of the Loughborough study, which became JISC’s Digitisation in the UK.  While Librarian at the Wellcome Trust he helped to establish the Medical Journal Backfiles project.
Michael Popham

Head of Oxford Digital Library,

University of Oxford

Grace Porter Events Co-ordinator, JISC  
Sarah Porter Head of Development, JISC  
Philip Pothen Press and PR Manager, JISC

Philip Pothen is JISC's Press and PR Manager. He previously worked in communications for the Resource Discovery Network (now Intute) and the AHDS (Arts and Humanities Data Service), both JISC services. He has qualifications in teaching, librarianship and Public Relations and has taught and been a librarian in both FE and HE. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sussex and his second book - 'Engaging with Users: Online Public Relations' - is due to be published by Chandos in 2008. 

Anne Poulson Librarian, SOAS  
Rick Prelinger Board President, Internet Archive and Founder, Prelinger Archives Rick Prelinger, an archivist, writer and filmmaker, founded Prelinger Archives, whose collection of 51,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years' operation.


Rick has partnered with the Internet Archive to make 2,000 films from Prelinger Archives available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. With the Voyager Company, a pioneer new media publisher, he produced fourteen laserdiscs and CD-ROMs. Rick has taught in the MFA Design program at New York's School of Visual Arts and lectured widely on American cultural and social history and on issues of cultural and intellectual property access. He is currently Board President of the Internet Archive, and sat on the National Film Preservation Board for five years as representative of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.


His feature-length film "Panorama Ephemera," depicting the conflicted

landscapes of 20th-century America, opened in summer 2004. He is co-founder of the Prelinger Library (http://www.prelingerlibrary.org), an appropriation-friendly private research library that is open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco.


Joyce Ray

Associate Deputy Director for Library Services,

US Institute of Museum & Library Services

Malcolm Read JISC Executive Secretary  
Bernie Reilly


Center for Research Libraries

Gemma Richardson

Project Manager,

The National Archives

Melissa Saunders JISC Services Administrator


Dan Sheppard

Research Associate - CARET,

University of Cambridge

Dan Sheppard is a Research Associate at CARET, at The University of Cambridge. Amongst other digitisation related activities, he is developing a project to design and produce generic software for web-based image delivery and database maintenance, in order to reduce software costs, increase sustainabilty, allow the repurposing of content across platforms and applications, and to reduce software lead-time on image digitisation projects.
John Slater Professor, OU  
Jane Smith

Head of Library,

Natural History Museum

Stu Snydman

Manager, Digital Production,

Stanford University Libraries

Humphrey Southall


GB Historical GIS/Portsmouth

Linda Spurdle

Hub Online,

Resources Manager,

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Matthew Steggle

Reader in English,

Sheffield Hallam University

Michael Stocking

Managing Director,

Armadillo Systems

Ralf Stockmann Director, SUB Göttingen / GDZ  
Jean Sykes

Librarian and Director IT Services


Simon Tanner

Director, King's Digital Consultancy Services

King's College London

Information about KDCS is here.

Co-author of Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age. Chair of Legal Deposit Advisory Panel sub-committee on Web Archiving and member of JISC Digitisation Advisory Group.

See also research report on charging models for digital images

See also the Centre for Computing in the Humanities that hosts KDCS and has many wonderful projects and other activities of note.


Amy Thomas

Committee Support Officer,


David Tomkins

Project Manager,

Electronic Ephemera,

Oxford University

Linda Tomos

Director CyMAL,

Welsh Assembly Government

Andy Tyerman Assistant Director, Becta  

Andy Tyerman has used technology as a constant feature in the classroom as a teacher then Deputy Head helping to support colleagues and improve learning opportunities for pupils.  Andy was influential in the deployment of the early NGFL models in his local education authority which resulted in a move to the role of adviser.


Over the next six years he worked with schools advising on the best use of technology in improving teaching and learning that formed the basis of a Learning Platform solution. A key player in identifying and supporting schools adopting technology solutions to improve organisations, Andy has a good understanding and belief that technology is simply a means and not an end in itself. As  Assistant Director at Becta Andy has key responsibilities to help institutions realise the benefits of technology for all. He is closely involved with the Learning Platforms agenda and developing vision and strategy for personalising learning supporting the delivery of the Government’s e-Strategy.  

Lydia Weller

Project Manager

British Cartoon Archive Digitisation Project

Murray Weston


British Universities Film & Video Council

Murray Weston is Director of the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), a specialist representative body which supports the production, study and use of moving image and sound for UK higher education and research. Part-funded by HEFCE via the JISC, a large proportion of the BUFVC’s work is delivered through online services (http://www.bufvc.ac.uk).

The BUFVC prepared all content and metatdata - more than 7,000 movie and sound items - now delivered as ‘Film and Sound Online’ by EDINA (http://www.filmandsound.ac.uk). The BUFVC recently digitised 3,000 hours of selected ITN/Reuters Television content in more than 50,000 segments for Newsfilm Online (http://newsfilm.bufvc.ac.uk) soon to be released. More information is also available at: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/digitisation".


Large-scale national services such as the Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching, the British Universities Newsreel Database, the Moving Image Gateway (http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/gateway) and the Off-Air Television Recording Back-Up Service are also in the BUFVC portfolio.

Murray has a special interest in non-fiction and documentary film and has produced and contributed to number of award-winning film and television productions. He is Vice-Chair of The Grierson Trust (http://www.griersontrust.org), Vice-Chair of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation (http://www.editor.net/k-k/about.htm) and a member of the Archive Committee of the Royal Television Society.

Peter White Senior editor, ProQuest  
Jan Wilkinson

Head of Higher Education,

British Library

Norman Wiseman

Head of Services and Outreach,


Susi Woodhouse

Digital Futures Manager,


Matthew Woollard

Head of Digital Preservation,

UK Data Archive

Matthew Woollard is Head of Digital Preservation at the UK Data Archive in the University of Essex. He was also the Project Director of the JISC-funded Online Historical Population Reports Project which was part of the first tranche of JISC funding for digitisation. He was previously Head of AHDS History.

Richard Wright

Archive Technology Manager,


 http://wiki.prestospace.org/  A Guide to Audiovisual Preservation
Grant Young

Digitisation Project Manager,

University of Bristol

Grant Young is Project Manager for 19th century Pamphlets Online, one of the JISC Digitisation Programme's Phase 2 projects - see http://www.curl.ac.uk/projects/NineteenOnline.htm. He is also Technical Research Officer for TASI - the Technical Advisory Service for Images - http://www.tasi.ac.uk/.
Karla Youngs

TASI Director,

University of Bristol

Karla Youngs is Director of the JISC's Advisory Service the Technical Advisory Service for Images.  This is funded to provide advice, support and training on creating, using and managing digital image resources.  Further information on TASI's activities and its extensive online advice documentation can be found at:  http://www.tasi.ac.uk/


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