I have been a chartered librarian since 1983 and have worked in medical, local government, public and academic libraries. I only began cataloguing in 2002. Since then I have championed the need for more cataloguing & metadata training to create a workforce capable of ensuring that people find the information that they need when they want it, whether this is for study, pleasure or work. I joined the CIG committee in 2017 hoping to make this ambition for our profession a reality.
Paul Shackleton - Vice Chair
I have worked for OCLC, based in the UK Sheffield office, since 2014. I have been working with WorldCat and metadata during that time, supporting data loads and WorldShare Management Services migrations, and have recently been promoted to Senior Database Specialist. I live in Leeds and mostly work from home, but I also spend time in Sheffield and in my team’s base in Leiden in the Netherlands. My main interests are art, coffee and cake, and plenty of walking and running in beautiful Yorkshire. I joined the CIG committee in 2018.
Christina Claridge - Honorary Co-Secretary
I am the Metadata Team Leader at the University of Birmingham Library.
Kathryn Sullivan – Honorary Co-Secretary
I am Discovery Manager at University of Manchester Library with 27 years’ experience in academic libraries and a passion for resource discovery and access. I am lucky to manage a forward thinking team with expertise in cataloguing and metadata curation for print books, maps, e-Resources, research data and digital resources. I manage partnership links with Manchester University Press (MUP) creating MARC records to access MUP eBook collections. My interests include UX for search and discovery interfaces and in open metadata. I am Vice Chair of the Northern Collaboration UX special interest group. I am also a staunch advocate for collaborative metadata working closely with colleagues in Special Collections and Research Services at the University of Manchester.
Amy Staniforth - Honorary Treasurer
I am Resource Discovery team leader at Aberystwyth University. I came to libraries via academia and archives administration and achieved Chartership in 2018. I’m interested in sharing and promoting open access and metadata best practices and am a member of the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase Data Community Group. I joined the CIG committee in 2017 and became Honorary Treasurer in 2018. I’m rubbish at quizzes – library related or otherwise – but am an enthusiastic team player nonetheless…
Vacancy - Events co-ordinator
Philip Keates - Catalogue and Index co-editor
Philip has worked in cataloguing and metadata for the past three years, and managed the cataloguing team at the University of Bath in 2018-19. His current role is in Research Data Management at King’s College London. He joined the CIG Committee in late 2018, and will be assisting with the editing of Catalogue and Index.
Anastasia Kerameos - Website editor
I have been a member of CIG throughout my career and am very grateful to be able to offer something back to the group. I joined the committee with the ‘web editor’ role in my sights and the ambition to introduce ‘serials’ and ‘linked data’ into discussions as much as possible. I will soon complete my term having learnt much more than I expected – conference planning being the icing on the cake - and forever grateful to have worked with such wonderful people. In my day job I am Serials & e-Resources Librarian at the British Film Institute.
Concetta La Spada - Social Media editor
A native of Sicily in Italy, Concetta completed her BA in Conservation of Cultural Heritage in 2007 at the University of Messina. During her university years she worked in various libraries and cultural institutions in Italy. She completed her MA in Archival and Library Science at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ in 2009. In 2011 she moved to the UK where she worked as a Cataloguer for Blackwell, Baker & Taylor and YBP/EBSCO, acquiring great experience in cataloguing books and e-books. In September 2015 she moved to Cambridge University Press where, as Senior Library Data Analyst, she uses her knowledge of cataloguing and metadata to improve the quality of the metadata supplied to customers and third parties. From 2017 she is the Cambridge University Press representative on the Metadata2020 project. Concetta is CIG's Social Media and Newsletter editor.
Terrance Mann – Committee member
My professional career has been at the British Library since 1999. Having started as a Cataloguer, subsequently specialising in Quality Assurance, I have been a Cataloguing Team Manager in Metadata Creation since 2008. I currently manage the English Language, Theses and AMED Team while maintaining a particular interest in the Dewey Decimal Classification system. I have chaired the UK DDC User Forum since 2017 and now also represent the BL on EDUG. I look forward to working on the CIG Committee largely as a link with these two groups.
Lesa Ng - CIG Scotland (CIGS) representative
Lesa is a Research Support Advisor at Heriot-Watt University; working in various research support areas including open access publishing, open research, and persistent identifiers. She is passionate about good metadata management, standards, and practices.
Will Peaden – Marketing Officer
Will has worked for Aston University since 2016 putting metadata back into the heart of technical services provision. He previously worked at the University of Warwick as a metadata librarian and while there obtained his MSc in Information and Library Science from Robert Gordon University. He is keen to promote metadata and cataloguing to colleagues across the wider information profession and very honoured to be asked to join the CIG committee for this purpose.
Diane Pennington – Committee member
Dr Diane Pennington is Senior Lecturer in Information Science and the Course Director for the MSc/PgDip in Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. A former systems/catalogue librarian, she teaches information organisation, cataloguing, and library technologies. Her research areas include social tagging and linked data.
Karen Pierce - Catalogue and Index co-editor
I’m a full time cataloguer at Cardiff University, and work mainly with medical and healthcare books; I also spend some of my time cataloguing rare and antiquarian books from our special collections. I was originally asked to join the committee to represent cataloguers in Wales as, although we don’t have a formal group there, we do arrange training sessions and provide support for one another. In 2015 I took on the role of co-editor of Catalogue and Index, CIG’s professional journal. I find this role really interesting, and it is fascinating collating and editing the great papers that we receive. I’ve also helped to organise the last two CIG conferences, which has been a great experience.
Jenny Wright - UK Committee on RDA (UKCoR) representative
Jenny Wright is the Chief Metadata Officer for BDS, a cataloguing agency based in the UK. Metadata, and the standards which we use to manage metadata creation and exchange, support all library functions, and I contribute to CIG, the BIC Library Metadata Group, UKCoR, EURIG and IFLA Cataloguing Section committees.