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Simon Bevan

Simon Bevan

University Librarian
E: s.bevan@cranfield.ac.uk

More about Simon Bevan

Simon Bevan BSc (Econ) (Hons), MA, MCLIP was appointed to his current role of University Librarian in April 2012.
 
He graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Government and went on to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma in Librarianship and later an MA in Information Science.
 
He has extensive experience in the Library sector having worked in government, corporate and academic libraries and he held a number of positions at Cranfield prior to taking on his current role.
 
The Library Services portfolio includes the Norman Foster designed Kings Norton Library and the Management Information Resource Centre at the Cranfield campus, as well as the Barrington Library, located at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham.
 
In 2004 he won the ESU/CILIP Travelling Librarian award. The grant allowed him to travel to the US to investigate the development of open access Institutional Repositories at a number of universities, including MIT and Cornell.
 

Qualifications 

  • BSc (Econ) (Hons)
  • MA (Library and Information Studies)
  • MCLIP (Chartered Librarian)

Additional roles within Cranfield

  • Senate member
  • Student Experience Committee
  • Chair University Grading Panel
  • Course Validation Panel

Professional membership

  • Chartered member of CILIP, the library and information association

External roles

  • Mercian Collaboration Steering Group member (2019-present)
  • SCONUL Trends and Futures Strategy Group (2019-present)
  • SCONUL Transformation Strategy Group (2015-2019)
  • SCONUL Performance and Quality Strategy Group (2013-15)
  • M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries Steering Group member (2013-17)
  • COUNTER Executive member (2012-19)
  • EThOS Board (2012-13)

Publications and conference presentations

Selected publications:
“Print versus electronic – does format matter? [Blog]” by Simon J Bevan. 4 May 2020. Available at: http://cile.ac.uk/2020/05/04/print-versus-electronic-does-format-matter/ (Accessed: 19 May 2020)
 
“Managing research publications: lessons learned from the implementation of a Current Research Information System” by Simon J. Bevan and John Harrington IN Serials: the journal of the serials community, Vol . 24 No. 1, 2011, p26-30
 “Developing an institutional repository: Cranfield QUEprints  - a case study” by Simon J. Bevan IN OCLC Systems and Services, Vol 23 No. 2, 2007, p170-182
 “How usage statistics can inform national negotiations and strategies” by Simon Bevan, Pete Dalton and Angela Conyers IN Serials: the journal for the serials community, Vol. 18 No. 2, 2005, p 116-123
 
 “Electronic thesis development at Cranfield University” by Simon Bevan IN Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol 39 No. 2, 2005, p100-111
 “Using COUNTER statistics: a practical perspective” by Simon Bevan and Louise Jones IN Serials: the journal for the serials community, Vol. 17 No. 2, 2004, p 169
 
 “The MAGiC Final Report” by Needham, Paul A. S., Sidwell, Katy, Bevan, Simon J., Harrington, John; British Library Cooperation and Partnership Programme; RSLP, 2002
 
 "Replacing print with e-journals: can it be done? - a case study" by Simon Bevan, Satu Nieminen, Ruth Hunn, Michelle Sweet IN Serials: the journal for the serials community, vol 14, no 1, March 2001, pp. 17-24
 
 “BIODOC – the transition from research project to fully fledged service” by Simon J. Bevan, Janet Evans, John Harrington and Emma Nicholls IN Serials: the Journal of the United Kingdom Serials Group, vol. 11, no. 2, July 1998, pp. 152-162
 
 “BIODOC: access versus holdings in a University Library” by Janet Evans, Simon J. Bevan, John Harrington IN Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 24, no. 4, 1996, pp.5-11
 
 “Access versus holding: a report on the BIODOC current awareness and document supply experiment at Cranfield University” by John Harrington, Janet Evans, Simon J. Bevan IN Serials: the Journal of the United Kingdom Serials Group, vol. 9, no. 2, July 1996, pp. 170-177
 
Selected conference papers:
SCONUL Working Group on Performance and Quality poster at 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, University of York, August, 2011
 
“Advocacy, content acquisition and the place of the repository in the research process” paper presented (as an invited speaker) at the Digital Repository Federation International Conference 2009 (DRFIC2009), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 3rd-4th December, 2009
 
 “Repository usage statistics – can you count on them?” paper presented at ETD 2009: Bridging the knowledge divide, 12th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 10th-13th June 2009
 
 “Subject and Bibliographic Access to ETDs in the Sciences and Technology
in Digital Repositories and Online Catalogues: Perspectives from US and UK Science Librarians” paper co-presented at ETD 2008: Spreading the Light, 11th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 4th-7th June 2008
 
 “Verde at Cranfield University” – paper given at seminar, How to manage e-acquisitions – Electronic Resource Management (ERM) tools, National Library of Finland, Helsinki, 19th September 2006
 
 “Setting up an institutional repository: Cranfield QUEprints – a case study – briefing session given at UK Serials Group Annual Conference, 3rd-5th April 2006, University of Warwick
 
“How usage statistics can inform national negotiations and strategies – a report on the JISC NESLi2 usage statistics project” – paper given at UK Serials Group Annual Conference, 11th-13th April 2005, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
 
 “Moving to e-thesis submission – a case study” – paper given at UKCGE [UK Council for Graduate Education] E-thesis workshop, 22nd March 2005, MIC, London
 
 “Experiences of the Travelling Librarian” – talk given at ESU ‘Travelling Librarian’s reception, 10th March 2005, ESU, Dartmouth House, London
 
 “QuePrints@Cranfield: policies for managing an Institutional Repository” - paper given at LEADIRs II seminar [Learning About Digital Institutional Repositories], 6th December 2004, Hilton Hotel, Paddington, London
 
 “Experiences of COUNTER project library test sites – testing the data and using the data” – paper given at ICOLC [International Coalition of Library Consortia] Fall ’04 (6th European meeting), 28th – 30th October 2004, Barcelona
 
 “Focus on Access to Resources” – paper given at special ‘Travelling Librarian’ reception, 14th October 2004, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
 
 “E-thesis submission – a case study” – paper given at Electronic theses - the next stage, 27th September 2004, British Library, London
 “E-thesis submission workflow issues” – paper given at An electronic future for University of Wales Theses, 9th September 2004, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
 “Using COUNTER statistics: a practical perspective” – workshop given by Simon Bevan and Louise Jones at UK Serials Group conference 2004, 29th-31st March, UMIST
 “E-thesis submission workflow issues” – paper given at A Future for UK theses, 22nd January 2004, Senate House, University of London
 
 “Moving from print to electronic journals – strategies and structures” – workshop given at UK Serials Group conference 2002, 15-17th April, University of Warwick
 
 “Replacing print with e-journals: can it be done?” - a paper prepared for Promotion and Management of Electronic Journals, a one day seminar organised by the United Kingdom Serials Group at the Scientific Societies Lecture Theatre, London, Wednesday 1st November 2000
 

Awards

  • ESU/CILIP Travelling Librarian award, 2004