Kevin Ashley

Director, Digital Curation Centre

As Director, Kevin maps new territory as the Digital Curation Centre embarks on its third phase of evolution (2010 - 2013), where the accent is on enabling capacity and capability amongst the research community in matters of digital curation.

Previously, as Head of Digital Archives at the University of London Computer Centre (1997 - 2010), he was responsible for a multi-disciplinary group that provided services related to the preservation and reusability of digital resources on behalf of other organisations, as well as programmes of research, development and training. His group operated NDAD (the National Digital Archive of Datasets) for The National Archives of the UK for over twelve years, capturing, preserving, describing and releasing government data as part of TNA's collections. As a past or present member of numerous advisory and steering groups, including JISC's Infrastructure and Resources Committee, JIIE, the Repositories and Preservation Advisory Group, the Advisory Council for ERPANET and the Archives Hub Steering Committee, Kevin has contributed widely to the research information community.