I’ve decided that it’s about time I introduced my-self. My name is Roger Fairman and following Rachel’s retirement I’ve taken up the baton with the Research Collections. I’m not new to Worcester as I’ve been at the University for nearly 20 years, the last five of which I spent as a project officer on the Hive project. I’m a librarian by training, and have a keen amater interest in History, in particular the period of the English Civil Wars.
I have been spending the six months since taking up this position getting to know this fascinating, yet eclectic, group of collections and trying to develop my ideas of how to develop them and make them more widely available. (more of that in later posts).
My most immediate project, is to translate much of the information on this site onto a new platform that the University Library is using to deliver information about it’s collections and services – so watch this space for news of the changes.