John Cox is University Librarian at National University of Ireland, Galway where he has worked for twelve years, previously as Deputy Librarian. Before then his posts included Head of IT Services at University College Cork and Head of Information Services at the Wellcome Centre for Medical Science in London. He manages the development of a range of digitization, institutional repository and archives services and partnerships at NUI Galway, with a particular emphasis in recent times on digital preservation of, and access to, unique and distinctive collections.
He is a member of the Consortium of National and University Libraries (CONUL) and the Irish Universities Association Librarians Group which he will chair in 2013. He has published on a range of topics, most recently an article on “Academic libraries in challenging times”, accessible at aran.library.nuigalway.ie.