About me:

I work as a freelance developer under direct contract or through my company, Libretech Ltd. My primary experience is with Unix and gnu/Linux based systems, and in advising on the selection, use and customisation of free and open source software. I have a particular interest in library systems.

Recent Contracts


Working for the M25 consortium developing an updated federated search system for

consortium member libraries. This is a JISC funded project.

Current - 1

Employed as a shambrarian by the Library in Royal Holloway, University of London. I am working on 2nd-generation front ends for library catalogues and federated search systems. I have presented some of this work at an EPUG conference and written about it in Ariadne.

Current - 2

Developed a federated access management system based on Shibboleth and Fedora

Directory Server for the Flame Project at the LSE.

Current - 3

Working for the National Remodelling Team and TDA. Developed a web-based data input and analysis system for change management in schools accessed by Local Authorities across the UK. The system was maintained and developed over a period of years in response to rapidly changing programme requirements.


Linked data, cataloguing the public domain, William Morris, cycling, family history, ebooks...


Based in: West London

And: Penne, Italy

Blog: migrate.libretech.net





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