Paola Marchionni

Head of digital resources for teaching, learning and research

My blog posts


I'm based within the digital resources directorate and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for a number of services and projects aimed at improving access to digital collections in support of teaching, learning and research in higher education.

My team delivers two well-established Jisc services, Historical Texts and Journal Archives, which provide access to millions of pages of books and journal articles, and a new training course on making your digital collections easier to discover. I’m also responsible for R&D activities that explore potential new services to assist libraries with a more strategic and coordinated approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections from publishers. 

More recently I’ve been investigating new models and partnerships to support digitisation of collections and open access which involves a lot of stakeholder engagement and collaborative work, such as with Reveal Digital on library crowdfunding.   

Selected publications


I was previously Jisc programme manager and managed a number of large scale digitisation programmes and projects around the areas of impact, resource discovery and open educational resources.

Media coverage

ProQuest joins Jisc archive pilot
Research Information, March 2017