Since 1st August 1996, I have been working as Head of the Oxford Text Archive, a Service Provider for the Arts and Humanities Data Service.
I first came to Oxford in October 1994 to work as the Centre Manager of the CTI Centre for Textual Studies, moving from Exeter University's IT Services, where I had spent the previous three and a half years working on the SGML Project (funded by JISC). I have also worked as a Technical Author and Analyst/Programmer.
My academic background is largely humanities-oriented. I hold a BA in English and American Literature, an M.Litt in Linguistics for the Teaching of English Language and Literature, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science. I am Chair of the British Computer Society's Electronic and Multimedia Publishing Specialist Group, and a committee member of the UK Chapter of the International SGML Users' Group. Amongst my work-related areas of interest are hypermedia systems for the production, research and teaching of literary works, and text encoding techniques.
Despite appearances from the photo above, I have no connections with organized crime or international terrorism.
This document last modified: 18th October 1996
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