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Simon Bains

Simon Bains

Head of Research Services and Deputy Librarian

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Simon Bains is Head of Research Services and Deputy Librarian. His responsibilities include services in support of Open Access publishing, research data management and citation analysis. He is also senior library lead for a major redevelopment of the Main Library at Manchester, which will deliver significant improvements to the building between 2016 and 2019. Previously Simon was Head of the Digital Library at the University of Edinburgh, and Digital Library Manager at the National Library of Scotland.

Simon has worked nationally and internationally on a range of issues, with a focus on the impact of digital on research libraries. He is particularly involved in the UK academic library community through Research Libraries UK and SCONUL, and chairs national groups on Open Access publishing and copyright. He is project director for a Jisc Open Access Pathfinder Project. Simon communicates professional news and views on Twitter: @simonjbains.

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