Andrew Treloar

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31 May 2013

Andrew Treloar

RDA TAB Co-Chair

Director of Technology, Australian National Data Service

Dr Andrew Treloar is the Director of Technology for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) (, with particular responsibility for technical challenges in creating national and international infrastructure, and for international engagement more broadly. In 2008 he led the project to establish ANDS. Prior to that he was associated with a number of e-research projects as Director or Technical Architect: ARCHER ( - an e-Research support environment), DART ( - data acquisition and analysis), and ARROW ( - institutional repository software), as well as the development of an Information Management Strategy for Monash University. Prior to that he worked in corporate IT at Monash University. And prior to all of that he was an IT academic at Deakin University from the early '80s to the late 90's.

Andrew has a B.A. hons. (first class), majoring in Germanic Languages and Linguistics, a Graduate Diploma in computer science, and a research Masters in English Literature (Topic: A computer-assisted analysis of characterisation in Virginia Woolf's The Waves), all from Melbourne University. In 1999 he received his Ph. D. from Monash University with the topic Hypermedia Online Publishing - Transformation of the Scholarly Journal. His current research interests include data management, institutional repositories and scholarly communication. 

In his spare time, he never seems to be able to make enough time for practising his ‘cello, or reading, but does try to prioritise talking to his chickens and working in his vegetable garden and orchard.

Further details at or follow him on Twitter as @atreloar. His twitter bio describes him as "Data-tragic, urban-greenie, home-gardener, cycling-commuter, BodyPump-addict, lapsed-linguist", which probably isn't a bad summary.