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New Advisory Council Member

helen-shentonHelen Shenton became Deputy Director of the Harvard University Library in 2009 and then the first executive director of Harvard Library in early 2011 after 12 years at the British Library as head of collection care.  Her portfolio ranged from security issues and risk assessment, to high density storage, digital preservation and the newspaper strategy.

Helen was deeply involved with the British Library Centre for Conservation which opened in 2007. She worked on world heritage projects such as the virtual re-unification of the earliest New Testament, The Codex Sinaiticus and an international peer review of the Lindisfarne Gospels.  She has wide professional experience in national and international forums and has written and presented widely, convened international roundtables, and been tutor, supervisor and examiner for masters degree programs.


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