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Chris Awre

Mr Chris Awre

University Librarian

Faculty and Department

  • University Library
  • University Library Office

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Sheffield)
  • MSc

Summary

Chris leads and manages the University Library within the Chief Operating Officer's portfolio, encompassing frontline services, collections management and development (including archives), study skills and information literacy, and research outputs support and management. He represents the Library across University Committees, aligning the Library's services with the University's strategic direction and goals.

Externally, Chris has been a member of a number of Jisc Steering Groups, and currently sits on the Digital Research Community Council. He was a founder of the Samvera Community (previously known as Hydra) in 2008 and remains active within the Community, supporting the development of digital repository solutions.

Prior to joining the University of Hull, Chris worked as a Programme Manager for Jisc, and as a systems librarian at Imperial College, London.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

From Hydra to Samvera: An open source community journey

Awre, C., & Green, R. (2017). From Hydra to Samvera: An open source community journey. Insights the UKSG journal, 30(3), 82-88. https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.383

Communicating the open access policy landscape

Awre, C., Beeken, A., Jones, B., Stainthorp, P., & Stone, G. (2016). Communicating the open access policy landscape. Insights the UKSG journal, 29(2), 126-132. https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.308

Research data management as a "wicked problem"

Awre, C., Baxter, J., Clifford, B., Colclough, J., Cox, A., Dods, N., …Zawadzki, M. (2015). Research data management as a “wicked problem”. Library review, 64(4-5), 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-04-2015-0043

CLIF: moving repositories upstream in the content lifecycle

Waddington, S., Green, R., & Awre, C. (2012). CLIF: moving repositories upstream in the content lifecycle. Journal of digital information, 13(1),

Building the Hydra together: Enhancing repository provision through multiinstitution collaboration

Awre, C., & Cramer, T. (2012). Building the Hydra together: Enhancing repository provision through multiinstitution collaboration. Journal of digital information, 13(1),

Research interests

Digital repositories

Digital curation

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