Mr Neil Jefferies
Professional Title: Other (please specify)
Other: Head of Innovation
Primary domain: Linked Data, Metadata, Technology
Organization name: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Data2Paper, SWORDV3
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: Oxford - United Kingdom
Neil Jefferies is the Head of Innovation at the Bodleian Libraries. He was involved with the initial setup of the Eprints and Fedora Repositories at Oxford and is now working on the development of future library technologies and services. Additionally, Neil is Technical Director of the Cultures of Knowledge project and subsidiary country chair of the associated EU COST action. He sets on the Steering Committee of the Fedora Commons Repository platform, was a founding co-author of the International Image Interoperability Framework. Previously, Neil has worked in a broad range of technology-related fields ranging from chip design and parallel algorithm development for Nortel, writing anti-virus software for Dr Solomon’s, and developing corporate data analytics and workflow systems for companies such as Accenture, Mars Inc and Thames Water. Neil has served on the organising committees of international conferences such Open Repositories, DPASSH, The Preservation and Archiving SIG and Digitalna Kniznica/IIIF, and runs a regular workshop on Data and Metadata Standards at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School. He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and an MBA from Warwick Business School.