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Appointment of Director for Digital Curation Centre
25 November 2004: Chris Rusbridge has been appointed Director-designate of
the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), and will start full time as Director of
the DCC at the University of Edinburgh on 21st February 2005.
Chris Rusbridge is presently Director of Information Services at the
University of Glasgow, one of the four partners to the consortium that
supports the DCC.
The Digital Curation Centre has the demanding task to help ensure that the
digital content required for research, learning and teaching continues to be
available and usable, despite ever-changing aspects of information
technology. It has been entrusted with a budget of over £1m per year by the
funding bodies for universities and research institutes across the UK.
More information about the DCC, which was launched formally on 5th November,
can be found on the DCC website, www.dcc.ac.uk.
Chris Rusbridge has been at the University of Glasgow since 2000, with
responsibility for the Library and Archives together with the Computing
Service, Management Information Systems and Media Services. In the previous
five years Chris was programme director of the JISC Electronic Libraries
Programme (eLib), a £20M national digital library research and development
programme, which included a significant element of digital preservation.
Prior to that, Chris was the IT director at the University of Dundee, in
charge of academic computing services at the University of South Australia
and its predecessor, and a manager of major development projects for ICL and
for the South Australian Hospitals Department.
Director (Phase One)
Digital Curation Centre
University of Edinburgh
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