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Digital Humanities and Research Computing Team - who are we?

Dr Alice Crawford: Senior Librarian (Digital Humanities and Research Computing)

Alice’s role is to raise the Library’s profile in the field of Digital Humanities and to work with Special Collections to initiate a range of digitisation projects.  She has worked with Research Computing staff to convert the University’s Biographical Register to searchable database format, and has recently collaborated with the Schools of English and Computer Science to deliver the Developing Photopoetry website which digitises and showcases a substantial number of out-of-copyright books from the Library’s Photopoetry Books collection.‌  She also works with CAPOD to deliver introductory workshops on the Text Encoding Initiative for postgraduate students.  Alice holds  MA(Hons) and PhD degrees in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, and an MA (Librarianship) degree from the University of Sheffield.  She has published Paradise Pursued: the Novels of Rose Macaulay (Associated University Presses, 1995), New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians (Chandos, 2012) and an edited book, The Meaning of the Library (Princeton University Press, 2015).

Swithun Crowe: Research Software Engineer

Swithun uses a number of programming languages including C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python and shell scripts.  He is experienced in cross browser web development and has used many XML technologies such as OWL, RDF, SVG, XForms and XSLT.  He works with many different relational, XML and NoSQL/document databases and uses a wide range of metadata standards including DC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, TEI and VRA.  He prefers to work with open source and non-proprietary software.  Swithun holds degrees in Philosophy and Information Technology from the University of St Andrews and Herriot Watt University respectively.

Patrick McCann: Research Software Engineer

Patrick joined the team in the summer of 2014 from the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow.  Much of his work there was for the Digital Curation Centre, including the development of web applications to assist with the management of research data, most notably DMPonline.  Patrick is experienced in a number of programming languages including PHP, Java, Ruby and JavaScript.  His work in web development has included the use of a variety of technologies and frameworks.  He has experience working with XML and a range of database technologies.  Patrick holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics and an MSc in Optoelectronics and Optical Information Processing from Queen’s University Belfast, and an MSc in Information Technology (Software) from the University of Glasgow.

Mary Woodcock Kroble: Research Software Engineer (p/t)


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            Alice Crawford         Swithun Crowe         Patrick McCann