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Profile: Richard M. Davis

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  • Town: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: Repository Service and Development Manager
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I work in ULCC's Digital Archives Department, where my responsibilities include managing and developing our e-Repositories service, and related projects. I've also worked as project manager, researcher or developer on several web-based preservation and archives projects, including the National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD), Significant Properties of E-learning Objects (SPeLOs), Social Networking Extensions for Eprints (SNEEP),  JISC-PoWR (Preservation of Web Resources), CLASM (Copyright Licensing Application using SWORD for Moodle) and ArchivePress (an open-source blog archiving application). I have also contributed to other repository-related activities, such as SHERPA-LEAP, EMBRACE and the MERLIN text-mining project (with UCL). I edit our excellent departmental blog, and constantly encourage colleagues to contribute, and explore the many possibilities of Web 2.0, Social Networking, and The Cloud!

I have been working with database systems since 1986 and Web systems since 1996, when I developed a pilot intranet for the Forensic Science Laboratory in London, before joining ULCC in 1997.  Since 2006, I have also been studying part-time, on-line, for Edinburgh University's MSc in E-learning.

Professional Memberships

Professional Member, British Computer Society (MBCS)
Certified Member, Association for Learning Technology

Education History

First class. Special project in Italian short fiction.

By part-time study. Special project: a web-based Latin teaching and assessment tool, using parser-based programming.

Part-time by online distance learning. Modules to-date: Digital environments for learning; Online assessment; E-learning, politics and society; Undesrtanding learning in the online environment.