Sally Chambers

Secretary General, DARIAH-EU

After studying Literature and Cultural Studies in the UK, Sally started work in academic libraries in the mid-1990s. Following her postgraduate qualification in Information Services Management in 2001, she turned her focus to digital libraries.  During this time she coordinated a forerunner of Enquire, a digital enquiry service for UK public libraries and led the development of an online library for distance learning students at the University of London. In early 2005, she moved to The Netherlands to join The European Library, focussing on interoperability, metadata and technical project coordination. Through this work, Sally became aware of the digital humanities. Keen to find out more, Sally joined the GCDH in May 2011, to work in the European coordination team of DARIAH: the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, alongside her role at The European Library. In January 2012, Sally moved to the GCDH full-time, where she is Secretary General of the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office. Sally is convinced that libraries have a key role to play in the digital humanities and is dedicated to understanding this role and encouraging libraries to rise to the challenge.  She is active in the European digital library community via the European Library Automation Group (ELAG) and is currently editing a book on the future of the library catalogue to be published by Facet Publishing in 2012.