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Words and photography by John Robinson, Library, ICT & Digital Services consultant.

All images on this site are copyright. If you see something interesting and want a print or high-resolution digital file, drop me an e-mail.

e-mail web@johnrobinson.org.uk

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I was Secretary of London Metropolitan Network Limited (LMN), now dissolved.

I used to work at SOAS University of London as Director of Library & Information Services (a converged-services directorate).

One of the highlights of my time at SOAS was to establish the SOAS Digital Library. This is system is based on Open Source software called SobekCM.

The SOAS Library the first in the UK to install an Open Source Library system called OLE (see below). This was part of a suite of Open Source Systems including, for example, the VuFind Discovery system as its Library public interface.

The SOAS Library worked with Kuali to implement its Open Source Library Management System.

This has now transferred to the Open Library Foundation.

I previously worked for JISC as its Director of Services.

Before that, I was Head of ICT in ILS at the University of Greenwich.

A very, very long time ago (well, in the 1970s), I worked in Community Access Video in Australia. Some former colleagues have recently put together a web-site documenting some of these activities in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Look closely enough and you might find some very early John Robinson lurking there.

See John Austin's pages for a unique view by an English photographer now living in the antipodes.