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UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

Julie Allinson

Job Title

Repositories Research Officer

Julie left UKOLN July 2007

Contact Details

University of Bath,
Tel: ++44 (0) 114 2486457 or ++44 (0) 1225 386580
Fax: ++44 (0) 1225 386256


Julie Allinson is a Repositories Research Officer for the JISC Digital Repositories Programme and the JISC Repositories and Preservation strand of the JISC Capital Programme, a role which involves supporting projects within the Programmes, providing advice and guidance, helping exploit synergies across the programme and beyond, synthesising project and programme outcomes, liaising with other national and international repositories activities, dissemination activities, scoping a repository reference model and ecology, and collating project outputs, particularly scenarios, use cases and workflows, for use in the repository landscape. Communication and dissemination across the Programme is facilitated through a wiki (DigiRep). My role involves co-chairing, in 2006, a Working Group to specify a Dublin Core Application Profile for scholarly works and continuing community acceptance activities relating to this application profile. I am currently a member of the ORE Liaison Group and Secretary of the JISC Common Repository Interfaces working group.

In addition I am currently managing a 6 month project (SWORD) to create, implement and test a lightweight deposit specification.

Previously I have worked for Manchester Metropolitan University as a Content Co-ordinator for the Artifact arts and creative industries hub of the Resource Discovery Network (now Intute). Prior to that I worked on a range of externally-funded projects, mainly relating to the provision of online access to archival collections, including the D.H. Lawrence Manuscript Collections at the University of Nottingham Department of Manuscripts, the David Owen, Cunard and Gypsy Lore Society collections held at the University of Liverpool Special Collections and Archives and the Archives Hub.

For further information about my publications and presentations, please see my user page on the digirep wiki.