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Mr Stephen Gray

Mr Stephen Gray

Mr Stephen Gray
BA(NottTrent), MA(Central St Martins), PGCE(BoltonIHE), MA(Northumbria), PGDip(Wales)

Senior Research Data Librarian

Role

I’ve worked with digital research and cultural heritage collections in universities, museums, archives and libraries for the past ten years, with an emphasis on cataloguing, standards, interoperability, digital preservation and new ways to deliver content.

I’m currently Senior Research Data Librarian with the University of Bristol Research Data Service. My role involves working alongside researchers in the planning, creation and publication of research data. This work begins with the pre-award funding application and corresponding Data Management Plan and continues through to final data publication, often via Bristol’s own online data.bris Research Data Repository.

I'm also a Heritage Lottery Fund Monitor and expert advisor on digital collections and an Associate Technical Advisor for Jisc Digital Media.

In 2012 I became a research fellow with the University of Bristol, Faculty of Arts.

Office T22
Augustine's Courtyard,
Orchard Lane, Bristol BS1 5DS
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+44 (0) 117 39 41074

Summary

I'm a Senior Research Data Librarian with the University of Bristol Research Data Service.

I've worked with digital humanities and cultural heritage collections in universities, museums, galleries, archives and libraries for the past ten years, with an emphasis on metadata, standards, interoperability, digital preservation and conservation.

My role as Senior Research Data Librarian involves working alongside researchers in the planning, creation and publication of research data. This work begins with the pre-award funding application and corresponding Data Management Plan and continues through to final data publication, often via Bristol’s own online data.bris Research Data Repository.

My PhD is focused on cultural informatics, more specifically the role of 3D digitisation and virtual reality in the safeguarding of cultural heritage.

I also hold a number of other positions; I'm a Mentor for the Heritage Lottery Fund, an Associate Technical Adviser for Jisc and a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

Activities / Findings

As a parallel acivity, I make experimental film works which explore our relationship to places, these are delivered via film festival or gallery installation. One of these was nominated for a BIFA in 2006 and another awarded a Red Mansion residency in China in 2003. My work formed part of the John Martin Exhibiton at Tate Britain in 2011.

I have a great interest in writers of ghostly 19th century fiction and run an M.R. James site, just for fun.

Teaching

  • PGCE in post-compulsory education
  • Hosting seminars & summer schools for post-grads and researchers
  • Delivering training via Jisc Digital Media training programme

Keywords

  • metadata
  • digital preservation
  • conservation
  • research data
  • digital libraries
  • repositories

Skills

  • information management
  • conservation
  • collection management systems
  • institutional repositories
  • creative software applications
  • developing for Android
  • art & design
  • augmented reality
  • virtual reality
  • gestural computing
  • immersive environments
  • film-making
  • video production
  • CGI modelling
  • Adobe Suite
  • Maya
  • ARToolkit

Methodologies

  • project management
  • augmented reality
  • gestural computing
  • metadata
  • collection management systems

Expertise

I have published around the conservation and the digital preservation of our cultural heritage. My special interests are the digitisation and archiving of film and television and of multimedia artworks. I have worked for the Tate art gallery and published on the importance of retaining video produced as academic research output.

  • digital art
  • installation art
  • digital preservation
  • digital media
  • digitisation
  • conservation
  • film and television archives
  • Memberships

    Organisations

    Library Services

    Recent publications

    View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

    Networks & contacts

    • JISC
    • Heritage Lottery Fund
    • Tate
    • Bodleian Library
    • British Library
    • Digital Curation Center
    • Digital Preservation Coalition
    • DSpace at Cambridge
    • Open University
    • National Portrait Gallery
    • VADS

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