Blessed are the Cheesemakers: evidence based policy versus the oral tradition


  • Derek Law



BL seminar, Brian Perry, BLRDD, British Library Research and Development Department,

Author Biography

Derek Law

Derek Law has worked in several British universities since 1970 and has published almost 200 book chapters, articles and conference papers. Most of his work has been connected with the development of networked resources in higher education and with the creation of national information policy. Recently he has worked on the use of wireless technology in developing new methods of teaching and learning. Derek is immediate past Treasurer of IFLA; Past president of CILIPS (the Scottish Library Association) and past President of electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), which promotes electronic access to journals for developing countries. He has served on a wide range of national level committees relating to electronic libraries and archives and was directly involved in setting up both the Bath Information and Data Services (BIDS) and Arts and Humanities Data Service projects. He has been the Principal Investigator for 16 research grants from bodies ranging from Economic and Social Research Council to the European Community and is currently working both on digital library issues and virtual universities. He has acted as project reviewer/evaluator for a wide range of international and national bodies




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