Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008:
Speaker: David Hyett

Photo of James Currall James Currall has been employed in the University of Glasgow for almost 20 years. His main job currently is as Head of Learning Technology where he has overall responsibility for the University VLE. Previously he was the Director of Strategy and Planning in IT Services, where he interacted with archivists, librarians, information technologists, academics and university managers. James is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), where he is developing applied research into information issues drawing on his service and strategic experience and also more theoretical work on the nature of digital objects and the problems associated with their management, security and retention. James has been involved with the highly successful Glasgow MPhil (now MSc) course in Information Management and Preservation since it inception, in which he teaches about the transition from storage of information on physical to digital media, information security, the role of numbers as information and a variety of other topics including risk and information management as an investment. In this latter context he was the Project Director of the espida project which developed a sustainable business-focussed model for digital preservation.

James hasn't spoken at the Web Managers Workshop for a number of years, so some of the newer participants may not know what to expect ☺.

James gave a plenary talk on "The Tangled Web is but a Fleeting Dream ...but then again...".

James can be contacted at <>.