Mr Neil Jefferies
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. Additional roles incude: Technical Strategist, Cultures of Knowledge project; Leadership Group, Fedora Commons Repository platform; Editor, Ocford Common File Layout; Community Lead, SWORDV3; Judge, Digital Preservation Awards; Steering Committee, Preservation and Archiving SIG. He was also 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.