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Simon Bains

Simon Bains

Head of Research Services and Deputy Librarian

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 4920
Email: simon.bains@manchester.ac.uk



Simon Bains is Head of Research Services and Deputy Librarian.

Previously he was Head of Digital Library at the University of Edinburgh, and Digital Library Manager at the National Library of Scotland.

He has particular interests in the development of libraries as curators and disseminators of university research outputs, open access scholarly publishing, information skills provision as an important component of student learning, and the changing use of library physical spaces.

He has worked nationally and internationally on a range of research library issues, including online reference services, digitisation and new methods of resource discovery.