Graham Stone

Senior research manager

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I manage a cross team research unit to ensure the highest quality of service provision to libraries in the UK higher education sector with regards to Jisc Collections activities and open access services.

This includes designing and conducting a range of planned and ad-hoc quantitative and qualitative research; implementing policies, processes and systems to enable the effective evaluation, monitoring and communication of research activity to enable informed decision making for Jisc and it’s members; assisting in the monitoring of the transition to open access as part of funder policy and cOAlition S guidelines; related metadata issues; new forms of open access publishing, such as library-led presses and academic led publishing; and other research projects which support Jisc’s objectives in these areas.


Previously I worked in the university sector for 23 years, most recently at the University of Huddersfield where I managed the library resources budget, open access services and the University of Huddersfield Press. I am a Chartered Librarian (MCLIP) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I was awarded my professional doctorate in 2017 for research on New University Press publishing. I am also co-author of TERMS (Techniques in E-Resources Management) alongside Jill Emery (Portland State University) and Peter McCracken (Cornell University).

Media coverage

Making the monograph sustainable
Research Information, October 2017