The Project Team

Ken Chad

Tel: +44 (0) 7788 727845 twitter @kenchad
CEO Ken Chad Consulting (Team leader and prime consultant)
Ken gained his MA from the Information Science Department at City University in London. He has over 20 years
experience in the library software business and has worked at Executive Director and Board level. He has worked with a wide range of academic, research, college, public, corporate and national libraries in the UK and throughout the world. His consulting activities include work on projects for JISC, SCONUL and RIN as well as technology related projects for a range HE libraries. Ken has published articles and presented widely on library technology and the strategic impact of technology driven change. He has been involved with issues around e-books for several years. In 2007 he presented at the ‘E-Books and E-Content: Conference’ at University College London. He was the lead consultant working with RIN on their metadata project which became the 2009 report ‘Creating Catalogues: bibliographic records in a networked world’. Part two of the report looked specifically at the issues around e-book metadata and the motivations of organisations in the supply chain. In 2010 his articles ‘E-Books and libraries: which business model?’ and ‘A perspective on resource list management' were published by CILIP. Ken is a committee member of UKSG and MUDL: Managing and Understanding Data in Libraries.

Terry Bucknell

Electronic Resources Manager, University of Liverpool Library
Terry Bucknell is the Electronic Resources Manager at the University of Liverpool where he manages an extensive collection of e-journals, databases and e-books, as well as the online services, including EBSCO Discovery Service and SFX, through which they are accessed. He gained a BSc in Physics from the University of Manchester before gaining his MA in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield. He was previously Engineering Librarian at the University of Leeds. Terry is a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee, a member of the editorial board of The Serials Librarian, and is a former member of the UKSG management committee. He was a member of the JISC E-Books Observatory Project Board, was Project Leader for the JISC-funded ticTOCs project, and is a member of several publishers’ Library Advisory Boards. He has published articles in Serials and Learned Publishing and has presented plenaries at the UKSG and ASA conferences.

Sarah Thompson

Content Acquisition Librarian at the University of York Library,
Sarah is responsible for the management of the Book Acquisitions, Serials and Electronic Resources teams, and the budgets associated with acquiring information content. Current and recent projects include implementing Verde (an electronic resources management system), trialling user-driven acquisition of e-books with both MyiLibrary and ebrary, and organising stock moves during a library refurbishment.
Sarah co-presented briefing sessions on e-books at the 2009 and 2010 UKSG conference, both of which were re-written as articles for Serials. Another 2010 article in Serials describes the findings of a pilot project between the University of York Library and Springer to evaluate the potential of a user‐driven purchasing model for Springer e‐book collections.
She is a member of various publisher and subscription agent advisory boards, chairs one of the JIBS Enhancement Groups and is a member of the Journals Review Group of NEYAL (the regional Library Purchasing Consortium for the North East and Yorkshire regions of the UK).

Nadine Prowse

Vice President, Operations Management for Ingram Digital's Institutional Solutions.
Nadine's career has been heavily focused on the library supply market, having joined BMBC (later to become Coutts Information Services) in the early 1990s. She joined Ingram Digital at the time Coutts and MyiLibrary were acquired by Ingram Industries. Her experience spans publisher services, customer services, acquisition integration and e-book product management. Nadine has been involved with Ingram Digital's MyiLibrary since its initial development in 2003. MyiLibrary was closely involved with the JISC e-Book Observatory Project.

Jude Norris

Marketing & Technology Director Dawson Books Ltd
Dawson Books is an international supplier of academic books, ebooks, shelf ready and information services to academic, professional and research institutions. Working in partnership with libraries, Dawson is at the forefront of providing innovative solutions which interact between the essential components of the book supply chain – the library, the system vendor, the bookseller, the publisher, and the bibliographic and cataloguing authorities. Jude has over 10 year’s industry experience in publishing. At Dawson she developed a range of innovative solutions that exploit ebooks and was instrumental in the development and launch of the dawsonera ebook platform.

Scott Wasinger

Senior Director of Sales for eBooks and Audiobooks at EBSCO Publishing
Prior to NetLibrary becoming a part of EBSCO Publishing in early 2010, Scott spent over four years managing the NetLibrary business for OCLC. With his previous 13 years at IHS (Information Handling Services), he brings 18 years of electronic content experience to bear in creating eBook and Audiobook solutions for libraries worldwide. Scott is has a degree in International Relations and Chinese Language and Literature, and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Carol Thomas

Project Coordinator
Carol has 20 years of experience in the Higher Education sector providing high quality Library and Information Services, and Student Study Skills services. She has been a subject librarian, assistant director of learning resources and most recently she was Head of Learning Support Services, at the University of Chester.