Gareth J Johnson
Leicester Research Archive Manager
Office hours: 9.00 - 17.00
Building: David Wilson Library
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2310
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2066
Address: University Library, University of Leicester, PO Box 248, University Road, Leicester. LE1 9QD. England
Manager: Leicester Research Archive (institutional repository)
Services for Researchers
Gareth provides help and advice on the LRA, scholarly publication, the REF, open access publishing and open access archiving. He can also advise on ways to satisfy funder's open access requirements and complying with theses and institutional mandates and exploiting Web 2.0 technologies within libraries. He also provides training, information and support for all matters related to the Leicester Research Archive (LRA), open access and scholarly publishing. He can advise you on impact factors and where to find information on the best places to publish your research. He provides training sessions for staff and students on these areas as part of the central Student Development & Staff Development programmes; but 1-2-1 sessions can also be requested. He is also available to speak at departmental meetings on these issues.
Services for Learners
He and his team provide advice on issues of copyright management for doctoral students working towards submitting their theses, as well as insight into other rights management issues.
Gareth has interests in effective communication, open access, digital repositories, information literacy, edutainment, visual media, project management, copyright, research support, teaching and learning, and the use of Web 2.0 technologies. He retains a keen interest in publications and welcomes expression of interest for collaboration. He is a member of the Customer Services Excellence Working Group, IRIS Implementation Project group, Library blogging team, My Leicestershire Digital Archive project, and Chair of the Leicester Research Archive Planning Group. Previously he was been a member of the IT Skills Working Group and the project manager for the SM@LL project. He has also been involved in many projects relating to open access.
Externally he is currently Chair of the UK Council of Research Repositories and sits on the JISC Repositories and Curation Infrastructure Oversight Group. He was the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Forum for Interlending (FIL) Committee 2010-2012. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a former CILIP trustee and a Chartered Librarian. He is a highly experienced conference speaker, expert staff trainer, visiting lecturer and workshop facilitator, and welcomes further expressions of interest in this regard.
- Johnson, G. J. (2012). On a clear day you can inter-lend forever: the UK inter-lending scene, Insights, 25(1), 86-91
- Johnson, G.J. (2011). No fate but what we make? Current trends and challenges in the UK document supply community, ILDS 39, (3), 127-133
- Johnson, G.J. (2011). UKCoRR Membership Survey Results, report
- Johnson, G.J. (2011). Evaluating Repository Annual Metrics for SCONUL, report
- Johnson, G.J. Spielberg your way to information literacy in Walton, G. & Pope, A. (2011). Information Literacy: Infiltrating the curriculum, challenging minds, Chandos Publishing
- Johnson, G.J. (2010). No penguins required: personal reflections on CILIP’s Umbrella conference, UC&R Relay, 60, 20-24
- Johnson, G.J. (2009). The unspoken rules of blogging. CILIP Gazette, 14 August
- Johnson, G.J. (2009). A survivor’s guide to conferences. CILIP Gazette, April/May, 6
- Johnson, G.J. (2008). In the Kingdom of the Blind: Successfully implementing institutional repositories in the UK and the SHERPA Partnership Experience. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 13(1&2) 13-34
- Johnson, G.J. (2007). Institutional challenges to increased library provision of electronic materials. The Acquisitions Librarian, 19, 37. pp 3-14
- Also published as: Su, Di (Ed). (2007). Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment. Hayworth Press, Inc. pp 3-14
- J ohnson, G.J. (2006). A race through dark places: researching, embedding and innovating at Warwick. SCONUL Focus, 36, 27-30. Online at: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/pubs_stats/newsletter/36/9.pdf
- Johnson, G.J. (2005). By any means necessary: A future for multiple copy provision? SCONUL Focus, 34, 21-25. Online at: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/pubs_stats/newsletter/34/5.pdf
- Johnson, G.J. (2005). Supporting professionals in the North. CILIP Update, 4(1-2), 29
- Johnson, G.J. (2005). Resources for Mathematics, & Physics chapters. In: Lester, R. ed. The New Walford: Guide to Reference Resources, Volume 1: Science, Technology, Medicine. London: Facet Publishing.
- Johnson, G.J. (2004). Staying sane in the great beyond: Professional life outside of paid employment. Up the Ladder, 14, 2-3.
- Johnson G.J. (2004). Where do I go from here? Library & Information Gazette, 17 July, 10.
- Johnson, G.J. (2004). Wanderers in the 4th dimension: library tours at York. SCONUL Newsletter, 30, 15-16.
- Johnson, G.J. (2003). Organising a Careers Day for Library Assistants. Impact: Journal of the Career Development Group, 6(6), 77-79.
- Johnson, G.J. (2003). Skills for the 21st Century: Career Development (CDG) Conference 2003. Up the Ladder, 11, 2-3.
- Hodges, S. & Johnson, G.J. (2003). Does one size fit all? The Iliad Model. In: Martin, Allan. & Rader, Hannelore. eds. Information and I.T. literacy: enabling learning in the 21st Century. London: Facet Publishing.
- Johnson, G.J. (2003). Teaching collaboration: Biology and the Library. Forum: Enhancing teaching and learning at the University of York, 3, 5.
- Johnson, G.J. (2001). Issues and policies: electronic journals strategies at the University of York, Information Services and Use, 21, (3/4), 165-172.
- Johnson G.J, & Clement, E. (2001). Joining the learning and teaching community: A seminar and workshop for librarians on the Institute for Learning and Teaching, Relay, 51, 18-19.
- Johnson, G.J. (2000). R.A.L.P.H.Y. - The life and times of an electronic reserve project, UKOLUG Newsletter, 11(5), 25-28.