David Ball, Project Officer
Having taken early retirement from Bournemouth University, David works as an independent consultant, researcher and interim manager, specialising in aspects of higher education, particularly scholarly communication, e-books and e-journals, procurement, library and related systems, virtual learning environments. Clients include: Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, City University London, UKeiG, Jisc Collections, SPARC Europe, Public Health England, OAPEN, Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), PASTEUR4OA and FOSTER projects.
David also works as an Associate with Sero HE, on projects in education and digital technology.
Previously as University Librarian at Bournemouth for 18 years he created a vibrant library service, chiefly electronic in delivery, both for research, through the institutional repository and e-journals, and for teaching, pioneering the integration of paid-for and open educational resources into the virtual learning environment. He also won two prestigious national awards: the quinquennial SCONUL Library Design Award 2007 and the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award for the Outstanding Library Team 2009.
To contact David, send him a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.