Brad Scott has worked in the information industry for twenty years, and in digital media since 1994. He was previously digital publisher at Routledge, and account director of Semantico. He has worked extensively on data consultancy (SGML/XML), digital editorial and production planning, project management, account management, requirements analysis, and QA/accessibility activities. Other expertises include web technologies ((X)HTML/CSS), user-centred design, and other publishing technologies.

Experience: publishing processes and workflow; data modelling; client liaison and management; publishing technologies; ebooks; software testing; information architecture; data standards; classification and metadata; access control and authentication; proposal writing; project management; presentations and conference papers; teaching on digital publishing courses; books, journals, bibliographies; data capture and clean-up; publishing contracts; vendor selection.

Conferences, teaching and other professional activities

Teaching/special lectures: MA Publishing, London College of the Arts; BA Humanities Computing students at King’s College London; MSc Library and Information Studies students at University of Sheffield; Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Conference papers: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals; Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, Ohio; Association for Computing in the Humanities; Digital Resources in the Humanities

  • ‘Issues in the Design and Creation of the Electronic Edition of the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial’, paper presented at the Association for History and Computing conference, London 1999.
  • ‘Reviewing Reviews of Electronic Products: How reliable are they?’, paper presented at the Digital Resources for the Humanities conference, London 1999.
  • ‘The Spoken Corpus of the Survey of English Dialects’ (with Judith Beare), paper presented at the Association for Computing in the Humanities conference, Virginia, 1999.
  • ‘Designing an image edition of historical materials: Asia: Official British Documents, 1945-1965’, paper presented at the Digital Resources for the Humanities conference, Glasgow 1998; published in: Marilyn Deegan, Jean Anderson and Harold Short (eds) DRH98: Selected Papers from DRH98, Digital Resources for the Humanities Conference, University of Glasgow, September 1998 (London: Office for Humanities Communication, 2000), pp. 129-141.
  • ‘Electronic Publishing at Routledge: An overview and case studies’ (with Adrian Driscoll) Computers and the Humanities 1998, 32, pp. 257-270.


  • Member of the Standing and Programme Committees of the international Digital Resources for the Humanities conference, 1998 – 2004
  • Past member of the Advisory Committee of the JISC-funded HUMBUL humanities hub (now part of intute)
  • Reviewer of papers for the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH) conferences.


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Brad will be talking at the seminar at the Digital Humanities Observatory in Dublin on The Idea of an Irish Digital Scholarly Imprint, 31 March 2009, at the Royal Irish Academy