Michael Day - Personal Homepage

Michael Day
UKOLN: The UK Office for Library and Information Networking,
University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom

Michael Day in St. Mary's Church, Calne, Wiltshire


Main areas of interest:

I am a Research Officer based at UKOLN, University of Bath. I joined UKOLN in June 1996 and currently work as the team leader of UKOLN's Research and Development Team.

I also have a longer-term interest in digital preservation issues, the management of electronic records, subject classification and the impact of information and communication technologies on scholarly communication. I have written about these topics in various columns in the e-journal Ariadne and elsewhere.

Some past projects include:

Selected recent publications:

A full list of publications in reverse-date order with links to the full-text of papers (where available) can be found at: http://homes.ukoln.ac.uk/~lismd/publications/].

Coles, S. J., Frey, J. G., Hursthouse, M. B., Light, M. E., Milsted, A. J., Carr, L. A., DeRoure, D., Gutteridge, C. J., Mills, H. R., Meacham, K. E., Surridge, M., Lyon, E., Heery, R., Duke, M., & Day, M. (2006). "An e-Science envronment for service crystallography - from submission to dissemination." Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (forthcoming). Preprint available at: http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11803/

Day, M. (2005). "Metadata." In: Ross, S. and Day, M., eds., DCC Digital Curation Manual. [S.l.]: Digital Curation Centre, November 2005. ISSN 1747-1524. Available at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-manual/chapters/metadata/

Coles, S., Frey, J., Hursthouse, M., Light, M., Carr, L., DeRoure, D., Gutteridge, C., Mills, H., Meacham, S., Surridge, M., Lyon, L., Heery, R., Duke, M., & Day, M. (2005) "The 'end to end' crystallographic experiment in an e-Science environment: from conception to publication." Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005 (AHM 2005), Nottingham, United Kingdom, 19-22 September 2005. Available at: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2005/proceedings/papers/398.pdf

Duke, M., Day, M., Heery, R., Carr, L. A., & Coles, S. J. (2005). "Enhancing access to research data: the challenge of crystallography." In: Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, CO., USA, June 7-11, 2005. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 46-55. ISBN 1-58113-876-8. Abstract at: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1065385.1065397

Day, M., Koch, T., & Neuroth, H. (2005). "Searching and browsing multiple subject gateways in the Renardus Service." In: Cor van Dijkum, Jörg Blasius, and C. Durand, eds., Recent developments and applications in social research methodology: Proceedings of the RC33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Amsterdam [CD-ROM]. Opladen: Budrich Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3-938094-44-3. Preprint available at: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/publications/rc33-2004/renardus-paper-v2.pdf

Day, M. (2004). "Preservation metadata". In: G. E. Gorman and Daniel G. Dorner, (eds.), Metadata applications and management. International Yearbook of Library and Information Management 2003/2004. London: Facet Publishing, 2004, pp. 253-273. ISBN 1-85604-474-2.

Day, M. (2003). "Integrating metadata registries with digital preservation systems to support interoperability: a proposal". In: Proceedings of the 2003 Dublin Core Conference (DC-2003), Seattle, Washington, USA, 27 September - 2 October 2003, pp. 3-10. ISBN 0-9745303-0-1.

Day, M. (2003). "Preserving the fabric of our lives: a survey of Web preservation initiatives". In: T. Koch and I. T. Sølvberg, (eds.), Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 7th European Conference, ECDL 2003, Trondheim, Norway, August 17-22, 2003, Proceedings, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2769), Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2003, pp. 461-472. ISBN 3-540-40726-X

Koch, T., Neuroth, H., & Day, M. (2003). "Renardus: cross-browsing European subject gateways via a common classification system (DDC)". In: I.C. McIlwaine, (ed.), Subject retrieval in a networked world: proceedings of the IFLA Satellite Meeting held in Dublin, OH, 14-16 August 2001, (UBCIM Publications, New Series, Vol. 25), Munich: K.G. Saur, 2003, pp. 25-33. ISBN 3-598-11634-9.

Day, M. (2003). "Digital preservation and long-term access to the content of electronic serials". In: Wayne Jones, (ed.), E-serials: publishers, libraries, users, and standards, 2nd ed. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Information Press, 2003, pp. 167-195. ISBN 0-7890-1229-4. ISBN 0-7890-1230-8 (pbk.).

Day, M. (2002). "I metadati a supporto dei servizi di subject gateway e della conservazione digitale" [Metadata in support of subject gateway services and digital preservation]. In: M. Guerrini, (ed.), Le risorse elettroniche: definizione, selezione e catalogazione = Electronic resources: definition, selection and cataloguing, Milan: Editrice Bibliografica, 2002, pp. 193-206 (Italian), 561-573 (English). ISBN 88-7075-586-X.

Day, M. (2001). "Metadata for digital preservation: a review of recent developments". In: P. Constantopoulos and I. T. Sølvberg, (eds.), Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 5th European Conference, ECDL 2001, Darmstadt, Germany, September 4-9, 2001, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2163, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2001, pp. 161-172. ISBN 3-540-42537-3.

Day, M., Heery, R. & Powell, A. (1999). "National bibliographic records in the digital information environment: metadata, links and standards". Journal of Documentation, Vol. 55, No. 1, January 1999, pp. 16-32. ISSN 0022-0418.

Selected recent presentations:

[A full list of presentations in reverse-date order can be found at: http://homes.ukoln.ac.uk/~lismd/presentations/].

"Towards a framework for integrating digital preservation research", International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPres), Göttingen, Germany, 15-16th September 2005. [PDF slides]

"Digital Curation Centre research agenda", National Institute for Environmental eScience (NIEeS) community awareness day on the Digital Curation Centre, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK, 16 June 2005. [PDF slides]

"Categories, uses and challenges of metadata and process documentation", Digital Preservation for Digital Libraries: DELOS International Summer School 2005, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France, 6 June 2005. [HTML slides | PDF slides]

"Long-term preservation: an overview", Joint Workshop on Electronic Publishing, Ideon Gamma, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 15 April 2005. [HTML slides]

"The OAIS Reference Model: current implementations of the OAIS," Chinese-European Workshop on Digital Preservation, Beijing, China, 14-16 July 2004. [Slides | PDF]

"Metadata for preservation," Chinese-European Workshop on Digital Preservation, Beijing, China, 14-16 July 2004. [Slides | PDF]

"Integrating metadata registries with digital preservation systems to support interoperability: a proposal," DC-2003: 2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice - Metadata Research & Applications, Seattle, Washington, USA, 28 September - 2 October 2003. [Slides | PDF Full-Text]

"Preserving the fabric of our lives: a survey of Web preservation initiatives," ECDL 2003: 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Trondheim, Norway, 17-22 August 2003. [Slides | PDF Full-Text]

"UKOLN metadata projects: subject gateways and digital preservation metadata," International Confererence - Electronic Resources: Definition, Selection and Cataloguing, Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma, Rome, Italy, 27 November 2001.

"Metadata for digital preservation: a review of recent developments," ECDL 2001, 5th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Darmstadt, Germany, 4-9 September 2001. [HTML Full-Text]


My life:

I was born and brought up in Dorset, living first in Wareham and then in Wool, a village five-miles further west, near Lulworth and the Purbeck Hills. Leaving school in 1983, I then spent three years at St. David's University College, Lampeter (now the University of Wales, Lampeter), studying for an undergraduate degree in theology. My undergraduate dissertation was a study of the eucharistic thought of Charles Gore and the Oxford Movement. After graduating and gaining some work experience cataloguing documents in the Tank Museum library at Bovington Camp, I studied Library and Information Studies in the Department of Library and Information Studies (now the Department of Information Science) at Loughborough University, graduating with a Master of Arts in 1989. My dissertation was entitled Preservation problems of electronic text and data and it investigated various aspects of the problem of archiving electronic information, primarily by means of a literature review.

I have since worked in RMCS Library at the Royal Military College of Science (now the Defence College of Management and Technology, Cranfield University) in Shrivenham (Wiltshire), the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and the Department of Land Management and Development (now the Department of Real Estate and Planning) at the University of Reading.

Other information:

When I am not at work, my main hobby is ringing Church bells. I am (or have been) a member of the following ringing societies:

I learnt to ring at Holy Rood, Wool (Dorset) in 1978/79 and now ring regularly at St. Mary the Virgin, Bathwick and other Bath towers. Former towers include St. Giles, Oxford and the town centre churches in Reading. Over the years I've rung a few peals, but now concentrate more on ringing Quarter Peals. I am currently (2005) Deputy Ringing Master for the Bath Branch of the Bath and Wells Diocesan Association. For anyone who is interested, the above photograph was taken in the tower of St. Mary's Church, Calne (Wiltshire) in 1993 on one of the ringing outings I have organised.

I also enjoy walking and cycling through the countryside, especially if I am visiting Dorset Churches and the weather is not too cold or wet. I collect books and enjoy reading them when I get time. I also play the guitar and like listening to music. I am married to Rebecca, who is a nurse working at the intensive therapy unit at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. I have a twin brother who is a science teacher in Swansea (Pentrehafod School) and an older sister, Carolyn, who is married to Andrew and who works for the National Westminster Bank. For those interested in local history, here is a photograph of the old family shop in West Street, Wareham (Dorset) which closed in the late 1960s.

Photograph of H.A. Day's shop, West Street, Wareham, Dorset

Maintained by Michael Day of UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom.
Last updated: 21 April 2010.

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