Digital Scholarship Network (DSN)

The RLUK Digital Scholarship Network (DSN) is a professional peer network for RLUK members involved in the development and provision of Digital Scholarship services within member libraries. It will act as a forum for discussion, harness RLUK members’ collective experience and expertise, and will be responsible for the development of programmes of work in direct support of RLUK’s strategy Reshaping Scholarship, 2018-2021.

Upcoming DSN-related events

Terms of Reference

Beth Clark

Stuart Lewis
National Library of Scotland

Convenor duties:

  • To lead and own a programme of work (contained within an action plan).
  • To organise two or three events per year, with the assistance of the RLUK Executive.
  • To liaise with the RLUK Board regarding the current and future development of the DSN through active liaison with the Board Champion.
  • Term of Service = 2 years. Replacements by nomination and election.

The DSN is open to members of an RLUK library who are involved in the development and delivery of Digital Scholarship services. Although the network can include individuals at a variety of career stages (including practitioners), preference should be given to those colleagues with a strategic overview of digital scholarship activities within their organisations. Members will be nominated (by name rather than by job title) by the Director of their respective institution with a limit of two DSN members per institution.

  • The intellectual input of the DSN is the responsibility of its members, led by two convenors. In the DSN’s development phase, these convenors will be nominated by the DSN’s Board Champions. The RLUK Executive will provide logistical and administrative support to the establishment, development, and delivery of the DSN and its associated activities.
  • Convenors will serve a term of two years, with replacements sought through nomination and election after this point.
  • A report, summarising the activities of the DSN, will be presented at RLUK board meetings to provide visibility and accountability.
  • Up to two members of the RLUK Executive will be present to take notes at DSN meetings and assist in the compilation of the report to the Board.
  • The ADN and SCLN will be represented within the DSN through the nomination of a named representative for each. These will report back to their respective networks on the work of the DSN and vice versa.


  • The DSN will have a mixed physical-digital presence, through meetings, events, and a jiscmail community.
  • Although meeting as a whole, it may be appropriate that the DSN creates a number of task and finish groups to undertake specific pieces of work under an overarching network action plan (to be created in 2019).

Travel and expenses of group members will be borne by their institution. Expenses of invited speakers will be covered by RLUK subject to prior agreement from the RLUK Treasurer.

The network has an allocated yearly budget at its disposal to cover the cost of events e.g. venue hire, catering etc.

DSN members

Joanna Adams
Joanna AdamsUniversity of Aberdeen
Andrew MacGregor
Andrew MacGregorUniversity of Aberdeen
John Dowd
John DowdUniversity of Birmingham
Michael Dainton
Michael DaintonUniversity of Birmingham
Stephen Gray
Stephen GrayUniversity of Bristol
Debra Hiom
Debra HiomUniversity of Bristol
Torsten Reimer
Torsten ReimerBritish Library
Neil Fitzgerald
Neil FitzgeraldBritish Library
Lesley Gray
Lesley GrayCambridge University Library
Huw Jones
Huw JonesCambridge University Library
Alison Weightman
Alison WeightmanCardiff University
Lindsay Roberts
Lindsay RobertsCardiff University
Matthew Phillips
Matthew PhillipsDurham University
Ben Taylorson
Ben TaylorsonDurham University
Kirsty Lingstadt
Kirsty LingstadtUniversity of Edinburgh
Joseph Marshall
Joseph MarshallUniversity of Edinburgh
Gary Stringer
Gary StringerUniversity of Exeter
Caroline Gale
Caroline GaleUniversity of Exeter
William Nixon
William NixonUniversity of Glasgow
Mick Eadie
Mick EadieUniversity of Glasgow
Katherine Rose
Katherine RoseImperial College London
Ruth Harrison
Ruth HarrisonImperial College London
Gavin Beattie
Gavin BeattieKing's College London
Geoff Browell
Geoff BrowellKing's College London
Claire Knowles
Claire KnowlesUniversity of Leeds
Jodie Double
Jodie DoubleUniversity of Leeds
Neil Donohue
Neil DonohueUniversity of Leicester
Joanne Dunham
Joanne DunhamUniversity of Leicester
Vacant role
Vacant roleUniversity of Liverpool
Vacant role
Vacant roleUniversity of Liverpool
Russell Kennedy
Russell KennedySenate House Libraries
Matt Philpott
Matt PhilpottSenate House Libraries
Beth Clark
Beth ClarkLSE
Neil Stewart
Neil StewartLSE
Lorraine Beard
Lorraine BeardUniversity of Manchester
Sandra Bracegirdle
Sandra BracegirdleUniversity of Manchester
Jane Gallagher
Jane GallagherUniversity of Manchester
Sarah Ames
Sarah AmesNational Library of Scotland
Ines Byrne
Ines ByrneNational Library of Scotland
Stuart Lewis
Stuart LewisNational Library of Scotland
Owain Rhys Roberts
Owain Rhys RobertsNational Library of Wales
Vacant role
Vacant roleNational Library of Wales
John Williams
John WilliamsNewcastle University
Rachel Hawkes
Rachel HawkesNewcastle University
Benjamin Veasey
Benjamin VeaseyUniversity of Nottingham
Beth Montague-Hellen
Beth Montague-HellenUniversity of Nottingham
Judith Siefring
Judith SiefringUniversity of Oxford
Amy Warner May
Amy Warner MayUniversity of Oxford
Sarah Molloy
Sarah MolloyQueen Mary University of London
Jeremey Claridge
Jeremey ClaridgeQueen Mary University of London
Dan Holden
Dan HoldenQueen's University Belfast
Deirdre Wildy
Deirdre WildyQueen's University Belfast
Guy Baxter
Guy BaxterUniversity of Reading
Sue Egleton
Sue EgletonUniversity of Reading
Nicola Cockarill
Nicola CockarillRoyal Holloway, University of London
Vacant role
Vacant roleRoyal Holloway, University of London
Vacant role
Vacant roleSOAS University of London
Vacant role
Vacant roleSOAS University of London
Gavin Boyce
Gavin BoyceUniversity of Sheffield
Andy Bussey
Andy BusseyUniversity of Sheffield
Ed Fay
Ed FayUniversity of Southampton
Eleanora Gandolfi
Eleanora GandolfiUniversity of Southampton
Janet Aucock
Janet AucockUniversity of St Andrews
Sean Rippington
Sean RippingtonUniversity of St Andrews
Amy Waldron
Amy WaldronUniversity of Sussex
Fiona Courage
Fiona CourageUniversity of Sussex
Christoph Schmidt-Supprian
Christoph Schmidt-SupprianTrinity College Dublin
Siobhán Dunne
Siobhán DunneTrinity College Dublin
Martin Moyle
Martin MoyleUniversity College London
Vacant role
Vacant roleUniversity College London
Ed Kirkland
Ed KirklandUniversity of Warwick
Yvonne Budden
Yvonne BuddenUniversity of Warwick
Alexandra Eveleigh
Alexandra EveleighWellcome Collection
Christy Henshaw
Christy HenshawWellcome Collection
Susan Halfpenny
Susan HalfpennyUniversity of York
Sarah Thompson
Sarah ThompsonUniversity of York