David Parkes

Director of Library and Learning Services, De Montfort University

Biography

David is Associate Director of Information Services at Staffordshire University and a National Teaching Fellow. He leads up the libraries as well as IT and Learning Technologies. A Chartered Librarian and Technologist, David leads a dynamic learning support team of librarians, educational technologists, trainers, IT professionals, study skills staff and web designers to provide a broad array of quality services, resources and learning opportunities. As a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he writes and speaks widely on emerging technologies, smart buildings, library buildings, learning technologies, the provision of information and digital literacy, e-books and emerging technology trends to universities, publishers, academics and other librarians. He sits on the NMC Horizon Report Project board and Library Project Board and a number of publisher advisory boards. He has recently undertaken consultancy for the Oxford University Russia Fund to help develop e-book provision in Russian universities. He also manages Special Collections and Archives. He has recently edited and contributed to the Chandos book “Web 2.0 and Libraries: impacts, technologies and trends”. He was also project lead for the JISC funded ‘OpenStaffs’ OER project. He is currently studying ‘An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence’ at Stanford University.

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