I am the product specialist for persistent identifiers in open research. My role touches on all aspects of persistent identifiers (PIDs) and the underlying metadata, standards, policy, information and infrastructure. As such, I am involved in several internal groups in Jisc looking at implementing PIDs across our business and infrastructure, and in the national arena, including the National Persistent Identifier Strategy.
My work also involves supporting the UK ORCID consortium and the RAiD project PID adoption in the UK, with special responsibility for the pathfinder projects.
I am an advocate of the need for the outputs of research to be openly available and easy to discover and access, with experience across a wide array of enabling technologies and infrastructures, including metacognitive and adaptive learning, hypertext, bioinformatics and RIM/repository architecture.
My current interests focus on ensuring the global connectivity enabled by PIDs, infrastructure and metadata allow for equitable discovery and access for all scholarly work and developing information structures. With a focus on enabling practice research, and other non text outputs, to be included in that global academy, no longer represented as OTHER.