I have for several years worked at the interface between academic users and new technological development in publishing and scholarly communication.

Digital History

I am co-convenor of the Digital History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research. Tweets @IHRDigHist

Open Access publishing

I was until August 2012 the  manager of SAS-Space, the institutional repository for the School of Advanced Study. See the SAS-Space blog.

In 2011 I was principal investigator of the JISC-funded SAS Open Journals project, which built a new overlay OA journal interface for SAS-Space. See the project blog.


From 2004 until 2012 I was Editorial Controller for British History Online, the digital library of key sources for medieval and early modern British history, a service of the Institute of Historical Research.

User engagement and impact

I was until August 2012  project manager of the JISC-funded Analytical Access to the Domain Dark Archive project, an IHR/British Library collaboration bringing together developers and potential users to help develop a user interface to access a comprehensive archive of the .uk web domain, 1996-2010.

Selected presentations, reports and publications

2012: ‘Humanities left behind in the dash for open access’, Research Fortnight 25 July

2012: Presentation: Building campus-based OA journal capacity: SAS Open Journals (Repositories Support Project via YouTube, June 1st)

2012:  SAS Open Journals project report (JISC)

2011: Open Access journal publishing in the arts and humanities: a workshop report 

2011: Rapid impact analysis:  The Impact and Embedding of an Established Resource: British History Online as a Case Study (JISC)

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