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Professional Title
King's College, London
Cluster Association
University of Toronto
Project Role
Project Consultant
Short Bio

Andrew Prescott is a renowned London historian. He was a curator of manuscripts at the British Library for twenty years, where he helped plan the move of the manuscript collections from the British Museum building to the new British Library at St Pancras. He was a chief curatorial contact for the British Library’s Initiatives for Access program, one of the first large-scale digitization programs in the UK, and was an editor of the volume recording the work of this program, Towards the Digital Library. Andrew was the lead British Library contact for the award-winning Electronic Beowulf project, edited by Professor Kevin Kiernan of the University of Kentucky, and was a member of the team which helped create the British Library’s first web site.


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