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A new phase, a new perspective, a new Director

Graham Pryor | 01 March 2010

As the DCC begins its third phase today, we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Director, Kevin Ashley, who will succeed Chris Rusbridge upon his retirement in April 2010.

Kevin Ashley has been Head of Digital Archives at the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) since 1997, during which time his multi-disciplinary group has provided services related to the preservation and reusability of digital resources on behalf of other organisations, as well as conducting research, development and training.  

The group has operated the National Digital Archive of Datasets for The National Archives of the UK for over twelve years, delivering customised digital repository services to a range of organisations.  

As a member of the JISC's Infrastructure and Resources Committee, the Advisory Council for ERPANET, plus several advisory boards for data and archives projects and services, Kevin has contributed widely to the research information community.  

As a firm and trusted proponent of the DCC we look forward to his energetic leadership in this new phase of our evolution.