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ing and lecturing worldwide. After seven years as
University Librarian and Director of Information
Services at the University of Stirling, in 1996 he set
up the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
(SCRAN), a learning objects repository licensed to
all the schools in Scotland, and, via a JISC contract,
to Universities and Colleges throughout the UK.
Bruce serves on the Technical Standards Working
Group of the UK's Curriculum Online, and is Chair
of the Metadata for Education Group (MEG). He
is also CEO of the e-Culture, e-Learning and
Distributed Systems consultancy, Concurrent
Computing Ltd.
Angela T. Spinazzé, ATSPIN consulting, USA
Angela T. Spinazzé assists museums, government
agencies and other heritage institutions with projects
that employ new technologies to document, interpret
and present our creative past. Her experience in-
cludes feasibility studies and strategic planning for
new technologies, the design of metadata schemas
and associated standards, professional development
workshops and seminars, and project management.
Angela holds academic credentials in Art History,
Theory and Criticism, and is an invited expert to
international working groups on issues such as
interoperability, digital museums and libraries, and
visual literacy. For more information about her
consulting services, visit
Nils Tomes, British Council, UK
Since August 2003, Nils Tomes has been Director
of E-Networks and Communities at The British
Council.This new post brings together and builds
on The British Council's experience over more
than seven years in building electronic virtual
communities throughout the world. Previously,
Dr Tomes was Director of the Learning Technology
Centre at Heriot-Watt University. Her information
technology-related work has included multimedia
technology forecasting for the European Com-
munity; constructivist task-based learning approa-
ches; an international study of software engineering
achievement for the Department of Trade and
Industry and a consortium of British companies;
and the development of a knowledge-based system
to support biotechnology drug design. She has
published on knowledge-based systems and soft-
ware development approaches.
Isabelle Vinson, Museum International,
UNESCO, France
Isabelle Vinson is Editor in Chief of UNESCO's
quarterly journal Museum International. Since her
appointment in 2000, she has developed a new
editorial approach for the international magazine
and a communication policy making full use of ICT.
Before joining the journal, she was in charge of the
New Technology for Culture Unit where she co-
ordinated the early creation of the UNESCO
Culture Website and the implementation of various
ICT projects relating to heritage, including the CD-
ROM series Understanding Civilizations. She was
closely involved, as author and co-ordinator of
chapters on Heritage, Museums and ICT, in the
publication of two UNESCO World Culture Reports
(1998, 2000) and was secretary of the Plan of Action
Drafting group during the Intergovernmental
Conference on Cultural Policies for Development
(Stockholm, 1998). Isabelle Vinson is an Alumna,
Ecole Nationale du Patrimoine (France). An archae-
ologist and curator by training, she also holds an MA
in Ancient History from Paris IV Sorbonne and a
DEA in Contemporary History from the Ecole des
Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France). Her
professional and research interests focus on museum,
informatics and international heritage.
Helen Wood, The National Archives, UK
Helen Wood has been the Project Manager for
Moving Here at The National Archives since January
2003. Before that she had worked on Moving Here
at one of the partner organisations (London Metro-
politan Archives), which gave her a view of the
project from the other side of the table. She qualified
as an archivist in 1998 from Liverpool University,
having studied for a Bachelor's degree in History and
Italian at University College London. After a brief
spell working in banking archives in Italy she worked
for the Business Archives Council in England as an
Advisory Service Archivist. After that she was
engaged as an Archivist at London Metropolitan
Archives. Here, as well as undertaking cataloguing
duties, she supervised a ground-breaking project
called `Black and Asian Londoners: 1536­1840.
Presence and Background'.This was a comprehensive
examination of the presence of Black and Asian
people in parish registers and has gone on to be the
basis for many interpretation projects there.This
work tied in nicely with London Metropolitan
Archives' contribution to the Moving Here project,
which was a natural progression.
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