Introduction: Richard Davis

MeHi, I’m Richard, an IT specialist since 1985. I’ve worked at ULCC since 1997 on a variety of web-based digital archives and repository systems. Recent projects include Linnean Online (an Eprints-powered archive of Linnaeus’s specimens), SAS-Space (DSpace IR for the School of Advanced Study) and NDAD (ten year-old dataset archive for the National Archives). Among the JISC repositories/preservation projects that I’ve been involved with are the Significant Properties studies, PRIMO (for the Institute of Musical Research) and SNEEP (Social Networking Extensions for Eprints). I’m also studying, part-time, on the MSc E-learning course at Edinburgh University, and I’m particularly interested in how blogs, wikis, social networks, and the like, are being used in education and research (Library 2.0, Classroom 2.0, etc).

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About Richard M. Davis

I work on Preservation Projects and Services in ULCC's Digital Archives Department, where my responsibilities include managing and developing our e-Repositories service. I've also worked as project manager, researcher and developer on several web-based preservation and archives projects, including the National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD), Significant Properties of E-learning Objects (SPeLOs), Social Networking Extensions for Eprints (SNEEP), and JISC-PoWR (Preservation of Web Resources). I also edit our excellent departmental blog. I have worked with database systems since 1986 and Web systems since 1996, when I developed a pilot intranet for the Forensic Science Laboratory in London, before joining ULCC in 1997. Since 2006, I have been studying part-time, on-line, for Edinburgh University's MSc in E-learning.