Earlier this week the Digital Curation centre announced the appointment of their new Director who will succeed Chris Rusbridge upon his retirement in April 2010. The role has been taken on by JISC PoWR’s very own Kevin Ashley.
Kevin has been Head of Digital Archives at the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) since 1997, during which time his multi-disciplinary group has provided services related to the preservation and reusability of digital resources on behalf of other organisations, as well as conducting research, development and training.
The group has operated the National Digital Archive of Datasets for The National Archives of the UK for over twelve years, delivering customised digital repository services to a range of organisations.
As a member of the JISC’s Infrastructure and Resources Committee, the Advisory Council for ERPANET, plus several advisory boards for data and archives projects and services, Kevin has contributed widely to the research information community.
Kevin has been an active member of the JISC PoWR project and written many blog posts sharing his expertise.
The DCC has just begun its third phase of work makes the following comment on it’s Web site (A new phase, a new perspective, a new Director):
“As a firm and trusted proponent of the DCC we look forward to his energetic leadership in this new phase of our evolution.”
At JISC PoWR we offer Kevin our congratulations and wish him all the best in his new role.