Ed Chamberlain has a BA in Politics from the University of East Anglia and an MA in Library and Information management at Loughborough University.
His library career so far has spanned three sectors. Following a traineeship at Oxford, Ed worked as Systems Assistant at the London Library helping to acquire and implement new library management and fund-raising systems. This was followed by a role as Digital Projects Librarian at the Natural History Museum. Here, Ed was involved in the early creation and development of online services based around digitised materials, including the Bio-Diversity Heritage Library mass-digitisation project.
Ed took up the position of Systems Librarian at Cambridge University Library in 2007 and has taken a lead in the redevelopment of online services and systems supporting both electronic and print library resources, including the new LibrarySearch discovery service and library API gateway.
Eds’ professional interests include all aspects of online library and information services, especially web design trends and underlying software architecture. He is also interested in new standards of metadata, including emerging semantic web based services and open publishing models for both data and content.
He enjoys reading, gardening, walking, cycling and video games both old and new.