Adam Farquhar

Dr. Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Scholarship at the British Library, where he and his team focus on establishing services for researchers that take full advantage of the possibilities that digital collections and data present across all formats and subjects. rnHe is Director of the Endangered Archives Programme that works with teams around the globe to preserve archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration; principle investigator for the British Library Labs; co-ordinator of the THOR project that worked to provide seamless identifier services for researchers and data; founding member of the International Image Interoperability (IIIF) Consortium executive committee; founding President of DataCite, an international association dedicated to making it easier to identify, cite, and reuse scientific data; and founding President of the Open Preservation Foundation.rnHe has been responsible for the Library’s maps, newspaper, photographic, audio and moving image collections. Before joining the Library, he was the principle knowledge management architect for Schlumberger and research scientist at the Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory.