Prof. Derek Law University of Strathclyde, UK1 Talk 1 Series
Derek Law serves as chair of the JISC Advance Board and has worked in half a dozen British universities and has published and spoken at conferences extensively. Born in Arbroath, Scotland, he is a regular project evaluator for the EU and has undertaken almost fifty institutional reviews. Most of his... read morework has been to do with the development of networked resources in higher education and with the creation of national information policy. Recently he has worked on the future of academic information services. This has been combined with an active professional life in professional organisations related to librarianship and computing. A committed internationalist he has been involved in projects and research in over forty countries. He was awarded the Barnard prize for contributions to Medical Informatics in 1993, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1999, an honorary degree by the Sorbonne in 2000, the IFLA medal in 2003, Honorary Fellowship of CILIP in 2004 and was an OCLC Distinguished Scholar in 2006.