Rachael is the Head of Research Infrastructure Services at the British Library. After a brief stint developing data and image services with an Open Access publisher, Rachael joined the British Library and has been working on developing data-focussed services for 10 years. The bulk of this time has been delivering DataCite to UK organisations and building the UK community around data citation. Now with a broadened remit covering data, persistent identifiers, repository, scholarly comms and discovery services, Rachael is also part of the H2020-funded FREYA project.
In terms of the FAIR working group, Rachael brings expertise in persistent identifiers (PIDs) and PID services, and how they can be applied to support and enable FAIR outputs. Coming from the UK’s National Library, Rachael also has insight into the view of FAIR from the arts, cultural heritage and humanities domain.