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Digitisation and Print on demand for Cambridge University Library

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For his Michaelmas 2010 Arcadia fellowship, Ed Chamberlain investigated ways to speed up the digitisation process in academic libraries. He identified three problem areas and explored issues surrounding corresponding potential solutions, including automated book scanners and the Espresso print-on-demand machine. The seminar will recount his findings, and provide an opportunity to discuss how libraries can successfully interface with innovative technologies.

About the Speaker:

Ed Chamberlain works as Systems Development Librarian at Cambridge University Library

His library career so far has spanned three sectors, including Oxford, the London Library and the Natural History Museum. Here, Ed was involved in the early creation and development of online services based around digitised materials, including the Bio-Diversity Heritage Library mass-digitisation project.He has a BA in Politics from the University of East Anglia and an MA in Library and Information management at Loughborough University.

Ed took up his current position in 2007 and has taken a lead in the redevelopment of online services and systems supporting both electronic and print library resources. Eds’ professional interests include all aspects of online library and information services, especially web design trends and underlying software architecture. He is also interested in new standards of metadata, including emerging semantic web based services and open publishing models for both data and content.

Please email your intent to attend to Michelle Heydon, mh569@cam.ac.uk

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