Karen Colbron

Digital content manager


As part of digital resources at Jisc I manage projects in the areas of resource discovery and access to digital content for teaching, learning and research.

Current projects include:

  • Spotlight on the digital - providing online guidance and training workshops to promote resource discovery of online digital collections
  • National monograph solutions - Investigating barriers and potential solutions to monographs in a digital form for UK higher education institutions


I'm a digital archivist with extensive experience in the areas of preservation and access to multimedia collections, copyright and contracts.

I worked in the BBC Archives before working in archival research for the BBC and PBS WGBH educational television. I became the first digital archives manager at WGBH, navigating the complexities of born-digital materials and creating websites based on programme materials from the archives.

Prior to joining Jisc I was the knowledge transfer and sustainability manager for the EU funded Presto4U project through King's College London, based on building communities of practice around differing types of collection owners and offering advice and guidance on best practices for audiovisual collections.