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Stella Wisdom

  • Digital Curator
  • British Library
  • 16Followers
  • 13Following

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In 1999 I graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with joint honours in Art History and Information and Library Studies. From there I went to the University of Leicester where I completed an MA in Museum Studies. My first professional post was as a Research Associate, managing a Share the Vision survey, based at LISU (Library and Information Statistics Unit), Loughborough University. This study investigated the library and information needs of visually impaired people in the UK. I then worked as a cataloguer at the Warburg Institute Library on the HOGARTH (Helpful Online Gateway to ART History) project; which was a partnership of thirteen higher education institutions that created 87,400 new computer records for exhibition and sales catalogues. I joined the National Library of Scotland in 2002 as an Assistant Curator in the Map department. In 2004 I moved posts to work in the Strategy and Policy department, where I worked on a range of projects. In 2006 I achieved Chartership from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals . Later that year I also won the CILIP/Online Information Personal Development Award. From March 2006 I have worked for The British Library; until October 2010 I managed Collection Storage North at the British Library’s site at Boston Spa in Yorkshire. My work involved planning large scale book moves, the installation of shelving, environmental monitoring and collection security issues. In October 2010 I relocated to The British Library's site in London, where I am currently a Digital Curator.

Professional experience

Digital Curator

The British Library

October 2010 - Present

Education

MA Museum Studies

The University of Leicester

September 1999 - June 2002(3 years)

BA Joint Honours Information & Library Studies and Art History

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

September 1996 - June 1999(3 years)

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