Liam Earney

Executive director, digital resources


I have worked at Jisc Collections since 2003 as collections manager, collections team manager and head of licensing, in which roles I was involved in the negotiation and licensing of a wide range of e-content agreements on behalf of universities, colleges and museum libraries. I have also been involved in a large number of projects associated with copyright and licensing, especially the adoption of machine readable licences, as well as providing consultancy and advice to the NHS, the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and a variety of overseas consortia on the negotiation and procurement of e-content.

Most recently I was seconded to lead the Knowledge Base+ project building a shared academic community knowledge base for UK organisations.

Media coverage

Kudos/Jisc agreement provides standard agreement for UK universities
Research Information, September 2016

Jisc buys extensive ProQuest archive
Research Information, March 2016

Open access transition easier through OLH/Jisc agreement
Research Information, May 2015