Ian is currenly HATII's representative on the School of Humanities Research Committee and sits on the College of Arts Library Committee. He has previously been Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer for the School of Humanities and has served three sessions as an elected member of Senate.
'From ZigZag to BigBag: Seeing the Wood and the Trees in Online Archival Finding Aids', Workshop on New Forms of Xanalogical Storage and Function, ACM Hypertext 2009, Turin, Italy. *
'The Potential and Pitfalls of User Evaluation', Society of Archivists Data Standards Group, British Library, 2009. *
'Historians Information Seeking Behaviour', Humanities Beyond Digitisation, Institute of Historical Research, London, 2005.*
'UK Archives Online: Supply and Demand', AIM 25, 2005.*
'Historians Information Seeking Behaviour', The National Archives, Kew 2003.*
'Discovering Good Practice: Metadata and the NINCH Guide', Open Archives Forum, 3rd Workshop, Berlin, 2003.*
'Historians and the Search for Primary Sources', UKOLN Collection Level Description Forum, Cambridge, 2003.*
"Information Seeking Behaviors in the Digital Age: Historians in the United Kingdom." American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, 2003.
'Information Seeking Behaviour in the Digital Age: UK Historians and the Search for Primary Sources.' DRH, Edinburgh, 2002.
"Teaching, Learning, and Digitising: Resources in the Humanities through the Co-operation of Educators and Archivists", DRH, Edinburgh, 2002. (with Osborne, John M and Gerencser, James W. Dickinson College, Pennsylvania).
'Primarily History: Historians and the Search for Primary Source Materials: The U.K. Scene', American Association for History and Computing, Nashville, TN, 2002.
'The Pedagogical Development and Application of CAL in the UK: The History Courseware Consortium Experience', American Association for History and Computing, Annual Conference, Texas, 2000.
'Towards a framework for web-based teaching? Evidence from the UK and USA', American Historical Association 2000 Conference, Chicago.'Embedding CAL: The History Courseware Consortium Experience', History 2000 Conference, Bath.