The Job I currently do
Digital Curation Centre – Outreach Team
The overall aim of the DCC is to provide leadership in digital curation and data preservation. The Centre seeks to achieve this by raising awareness through community support and outreach, providing help and advice through a range of advisory services and practical tools, which in turn are informed by the research and development programme http://www.dcc.ac.uk/
The Digital Curation Centre is jointly funded by the JISC (The Joint Information Systems Committee) and the e-Science Core Programme (on behalf of the UK Research Councils) and is run by a consortium of institutions: the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow: the council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils and UKOLN.
UKOLN are responsible for Outreach and Community Support and my role is to work within the outreach team helping to engage with institutions, organisations and individuals across all disciplines and domains and to facilitate interaction between the DCC and its user community.
Collection Description Focus
I worked for three years on the Collection Description Focus. The aim of the Focus was to improve co-ordination of work on collection description methods, schemas and tools, with the goal of ensuring consistency and compatibility of approaches across projects, disciplines, institutions and sectors. The Focus provided support both for projects actively involved in collection description work and for those investigating or planning such work.
Prior to this I was communications co-ordinator for the AGORA project. Responsible for the project's internal communications environment and for the dissemination of project information to the wider community via monthly bulletins, presentations and articles.