May 11, 2022

Imperial College will discuss their motivations for signing up as Early Adopters of the BDS Academic Library Licence (ALL), the workflows they have put in place to streamline the request and delivery of metadata, and their plans for metadata workflows in the future. In a joint presentation, BDS will set the ALL in context, discuss how it meets the aims of Plan M, and why it offers radical change to the metadata ecosystem.

Andrew Knight

Andrew has been Acquisitions and Content Services Manager at Imperial College London since May 2020. This is a strategic role which looks after acquisitions, metadata and document delivery across seven Imperial College Libraries, identifying and implementing new technologies and innovations, and advising the Library leadership team and colleagues across the College on sector developments.

Andrew represents Imperial College at a sector level on a number of national groups and networks including the Joint consortia tender working party, the SUPC contract management group, and Jisc’s Learning Content expert group. His particular interests are around collection development, open access monographs, and library-supplier relations.

Jenny May

Jenny is the Metadata Services Coordinator at Imperial College London and has previously worked in similar roles at Kingston University and for Dawson Books. She is also part of the metadata sub-group advising the SUPC.

Heather Sherman

Heather has vast experience in library systems, technology, physical and digital supply chains, metadata life-cycle, e-commerce, eBooks, acquisitions and cataloguing especially in relation to academic libraries. Prior to joining BDS in 2020, Heather worked for Dawson / BLS for 15 years. She began her career as a graduate trainee at the British Library and has held posts within academic libraries. She is a member of several industry committees, and a regular presenter at Conferences and training events.

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