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Head of E-Library Services
Professional Services > Library

Expertise:
Digitisation, Accreditation of health libraries, Digitisation sustainability, Health sciences information science, Collection management

Biography:
Chris is Head of E-Library Services and Faculty Lead Librarian for Health Sciences and Humanities library services at the University of Southampton. Following a career path that has taken her from the NHS into the defence industry and then into HE, Chris’s interests range from establishing and maintaining hardware infrastructures to business models for e-resource creation and sustainability. In her health libraries role, Chris is a member and former Chair of the University Health and Medical Librarians Group and a SCONUL representative on the Joint Health Strategy Group. Whilst an NHS Regional Librarian for Wessex and latterly the South West of England, Chris co-edited the Helicon Library Accreditation tool and was one of the founder members of the group that introduced healthcare library accreditation into the UK from the early 1990s. Chris has worked with the University of Southampton Library’s digitisation laboratory for five years and was part of the project team that created both the 18th Century Official Parliamentary Publications collection (available through ProQuest) and latterly the 19th Century British Pamphlets Online collection (JSTOR) as part of the JISC Digitisation Programme. The digitisation unit has an established reputation for digitisation within the humanities and Chris continues to work with the technical team to develop specialist workflows for archival document digitisation.

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