Peter Binkley

Affiliation: University of Alberta Libraries

Sector: Library, Sciences, Humanities, Consortia and Networks, Academic, Research

Country: Canada


Twitter: pabinkley

Native of Durham, NC, but since 1966 a resident of Canada. I have a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. My research included an interest in medieval information systems, such as the development of alphabetical reference tools in the 13th century. I spent four years as a post-doc at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, working on medieval encyclopaedias. After that, the academic job market of the mid-90s being what it was, I went to library school. Since 2001 I’ve been the Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My first job was to implement our first link resolver (SFX), and I’ve made contributions to the technology (I wrote the first Firefox plugin to add OpenURLs to Google Scholar in 2005, and I was one of the co-authors with Dan Chudnov et al. on the Ariadne article that introduced the COinS standard). My main work now is in digitization and digital preservation.

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