Professor Lorna Hughes is the University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections, based in the National Library of Wales. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies.
Lorna leads a research programme based around the digital collections of the National Library of Wales, with a particular focus on understanding the use, value and impact of digital resources on research, teaching and public engagement. She is particularly interested in the use of ICT tools and methods for the analysis of large-scale digital collections, and in research collaborations between humanities and scientific disciplines.
Prior to taking up her appointment in January 2011, she worked at King’s College, London, most recently as the Deputy Director of the Centre for e-Research, and the co-Director of the Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC). From 2005-2008, she was Programme Director for the AHRC ICT Methods Network, a national initiative to promote and support the use of digital research across the arts and humanities disciplines. She has worked in digital humanities at New York University, Arizona State University, Oxford University, and Glasgow University.
She is the author of Digitizing Collections: Strategic Issues for the Information Manager (London: Facet, 2004), the editor of Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections (London: Facet, 2011), and the co-editor of The Virtual Representation of the Past (London: Ashgate, 2007). She was President of the Association for Computing in the Humanities (2002-6), and is Secretary of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). She is the managing and commissioning editor of the Ashgate series, ‘Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities’.
editor, Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections (London, 2011).
editor, The AHRC ICT Network (London, 2011).
with A. Voss, R. Procter, P. Halfpenny, M. Asgari-Targhi and M. Poschen, ‘Steps Towards Mapping e-Research and Measuring Impact’, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (Edinburgh, 2008).
with M. Greengrass (eds.), The Virtual Representation of the Past (London, 2007).
with S. Dunn and N. Gold, ‘CHIMERA: A Service-oriented Approach to Archaeological Research’, Proceedings of Computational Applications and Quantitive Methods in Archaeology (Berlin, 2007).
with G. Shawver and M. Zimmerman (eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 Joint International ACH-ALLC Conference: Literary and Linguistic Computing, 20, 2005.
Digitizing Collections: Strategic Issues for the Information Manager (London, 2004).
with J. Lavagnino (eds.), Digital Media and Humanities Research: Proceedings of the 2001 Joint International ACH-ALLC Conference: Computers and the Humanities, 37, no. 1, 2003.
‘Multimedia for Contemporary History Studies’, in The Handbook of Contemporary History, eds. B. Brivati et al. (New York and London, 1997), pp. 57–67.
‘Removing the Structures of Historical Data’, in History and Computing: The Proceedings of the 1994 Conference of the Association of History and Computing, eds. O. Boonstra et al. (Holland: University of Nijmegen Press, 1996), pp. 273–80.
with S. D. Lee, CTI Centre for Textual Studies Resources Guide, 1994 (Oxford, 1994).
with S. D. Lee (eds.), CTI Centre for Textual Studies Special Series, Number 1: The Victorian Periodicals Hypertext Project gan Lynette Hunter, et al. (Oxford, 1994).