A Contextual Framework For Standards


Brian Kelly delivered a paper A Contextual Framework For Standards at an international workshop on E-Government: Barriers and Opportunities from 11.30-12.00 on 23rd May 2006 in Edinburgh.



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Biographical Details

Brian Kelly was an early Web pioneer in the UK higher education sector, having helped set up a Web service at the University of Leeds in January 1993 - one of the first institutional Web services in the UK, and one of the first 50 registered at CERN.

Brian is now based in UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management, located at the University of Bath, UK.

Brian has been involved in supporting JISC's use of open standards to support its development programmes. This work dates back to 1995, when Brian contributed to a standards document for JISC's eLib programme. More recently Brian was the project leader for the QA Focus project, which developed a quality assurance framework to support JISC development programmes. Brian is currently active in developing an approach to the use of open standards which reflects the complexity of the technical environment and the diversity to be found in the higher educational sector.