Lucie Burgess appointed as Associate Director for Digital Libraries at the Bodleian Libraries

1 September 2014

The Bodleian Libraries are pleased to announce that Lucie Burgess has been appointed as Associate Director for Digital Libraries.

Lucie Burgess imageLucie, who will join the Libraries in November from her current post as Head of Online Services at the British Library, will be responsible for the leadership of the Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services team and strategic development of the Bodleian’s online services and digital initiatives. As Associate Director she will lead in the provision of high quality digital information services, the development of content and tools that support digital scholarship, and establish partnerships with others, in the development of a world-leading library. Lucie will join the senior executive team of the library, led by Bodley's Librarian, Richard Ovenden.

Lucie brings to the Libraries extensive experience of developing strategic digital programmes at the British Library, where she has led major projects to develop the British Library's digital library infrastructure and improve access to digitized and born-digital content. Prior to joining the British Library, Lucie worked in a variety of publishing, business development and strategy roles at United Business Media, a FTSE-250 publishing and information company. She also worked for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, supporting negotiations for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate change, utilizing her research experience in the physics of atmospheres and oceans gained through her Master's degree in Physics from Hertford College, Oxford.

On joining the Libraries, Lucie Burgess said: 'I am delighted to be joining the Bodleian Libraries, one of the most innovative libraries in the world underpinned by its unique collections and rich tradition. Digital continues to transform the ways in which researchers make new discoveries, students learn and the public can engage and I am proud to be helping the Bodleian take full advantage of this transformation for all its users.'

Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, said: 'The Bodleian has been at the forefront in the use of digital technologies to enhance the work of research libraries, and we are delighted to have Lucie Burgess join our team to extend and develop this work.'

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