About me

Owen StephensI have been working in Library and IT services within the Higher Education sector for over 15 years. As well as a strong technical background, I have been on the management team of the library services of two leading UK Universities (Royal Holloway, University of London and Imperial College London), and I’ve been responsible for a number of innovative projects at both institutional and national levels. These include:

  • Project Director for the EThOSNet project to launch national e-theses service based at the British Library
  • Selecting and implementing a variety of library and e-learning systems including Library Management Systems, OpenURL resolvers, Federated Search systems and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Designing and implementing a new staff structure for teams dealing with IT and Information Resources in the Imperial College London Library service
  • Organising the very first ‘Mashed Libraries‘ event in the UK

Through speaking and writing, I’ve become a well known and respected member of the library community. Recently I’ve spoken on: