George Macgregor



My name is George. My interests are in structured open data (esp. within Semantic Web and repository contexts), information retrieval, distributed digital repositories and human-computer interaction (HCI).

I am a repository manager and developer based at the University of Strathclyde. I work on our OAI-PMH compliant institutional repository (known as Strathprints), supporting colleagues in the delivery our Current Research Information System (CRIS) and generally supporting institutional activities in the areas of Open Science and digital scholarship. I am part of a small team, known as "Scholarly Publications & Research Data", which works in the area of repositories, research discovery, research data management and Open Access. I am also currently completing a PhD in topics surrounding resource discovery at the iSchool.

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Prior to returning to repositories I worked as a Project Evaluator and Business Analyst on the JISC funded Principles in Patterns (PiP) project and, before that, as a Lecturer in Information Management & Systems at Liverpool John Moores University. I worked at LJMU for almost 5 years, lecturing in the broad areas of information retrieval, structured data, and information architecture, and developing research interests in distributed digital repositories and Semantic Web technologies. I also developed a peripheral interest in learning technology and e-pedagogy during this time. In the more distant past I was a Research Assistant and then Research Fellow based at the Centre for Digital Library Research in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde.

I am currently sitting on the UKCoRR Committee as the Technical Officer. I am a member of the core dev team for the Open Science MOOC, a CORE Ambassador, and I chair the RIOXX Metadata Application Profile Governance Group (RGG).

I am a chartered member (MCLIP) of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) and a registered Fellow (FHEA) of the UK Higher Education Academy.

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Last updated: 2019-10-29