Driving Change: Funders as Catalyst

Robert Kiley
Head, Digital Services, Wellcome Trust

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Robert Kiley is Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome Library. In this role he is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to deliver electronic services to the Library’s users – both in person and remote.

Currently, Kiley taking a leading role in the implementation of the Trust’s open access policy and as such is responsible for liaising with publishers with regard to the Trust’s OA policy, and overseeing the development of the UK PubMed Central (http://ukpmc.ac.uk) repository. Robert also acts as the Trust’s point of contact for eLife, the new top-tier, open-access research journal to be launched in 2012 with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust

Away from open access related activities, Kiley is also responsible for developing the infrastructure to supports the Wellcome Library’s strategy to provide free, online, universal access to the Library’s unique and important collections.

Kiley has written a number of books including ‘Medical information on the Internet: a guide for health professionals’ [Churchill Livingstone, 3rd edn. 2003], ‘The Doctor’s Guide to the Internet’ [RSM, 2001] ‘The Patient’s Internet Handbook’ [RSM 2002] and the ‘Nurses Internet Handbook [RSM, 2005].

Kiley is a qualified librarian and an Associate Member of CILIP.