Chris Keene

Head of technology and data


I lead the data and technology team within digital resources. We provide the data and technical infrastructure that underpins Jisc's services supporting libraries, open research, licensing and scholarly communications, and ensure a high level of service and support to our members and stakeholders. We provide experience and expertise on the metadata standards used by our communities and insight in to new technologies.

I sit on the board of the Open Library Foundation and the steering group for Knowledge Exchange, and chair the programme group for the Jisc CNI conference.


I have a background in managing and developing technologies in academic libraries, and innovation in libraries and scholarly communication. Recent work, as head of library and scholarly futures within Jisc, involved leading the exploration of new ideas to support our members, and supporting national and international programmes building the digital infrastructure used by librarians, researchers and students.

Before joining Jisc I managed the online services and systems of a university library. Work included procuring and integrating a range of services, development of university policies (open access and e-theses), submission of outputs for the REF, and involved in a number of national committees and innovations.