Academic journal article Alexandria

Editors' Introduction

Academic journal article Alexandria

Editors' Introduction

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This special issue of Alexandria comprises a collection of essays dedicated to, and written in honour of, Dame Lynne Brindley, who stepped down as Chief Executive of the British Library in 2012 after twelve years in that role.

Dame Lynne Brindley was the Chief Executive of the British Library from July 2000 until July 2012. At the BL she led a major strategic development and modernization programme to ensure that the British Library remained relevant, innovative and accessible in the twenty-first century. Lynne came to the British Library from the University of Leeds where she was Librarian and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (1997-2000). Previously she was Director of Library and Information Services and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Aston University (1985-90), a Principal Consultant with KPMG (1990-92), and Librarian and Director of Information Services, London School of Economics (199297). She had been Head of Marketing and Head of the Chief Executive's Office at an earlier tenure (1979-85) with the British Library. Lynne was a member of The Joint Funding Councils' Libraries Review Group, which was chaired by Professor Brian Follett and tasked in 1992 with undertaking a review of the UK's higher education library system, and she chaired the Follett Committee's Information Technology Sub-Group (FIGIT) and the subsequent eLIB Electronic Libraries programme. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) and a member of the Research Support Libraries Group (RSLG). Lynne is a non-executive Board member of Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. She is a council member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). In March 2013 it was announced that Dame Lynne had been elected Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.

The Festschrift starts with two personal appreciations of Lynne's over-arching professional contribution during her distinguished career - one written by Law from a UK perspective, one written by Keller from an international perspective (or, more precisely, from a West Coast of the US perspective). …

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