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Academic Services Team: Home

The Academic Services Team incorporates the following areas: Academic Liaison; Content Development and Discovery; and Scholarly Systems. The overall team is led by, Head of Academic Services.

Academic Liaison

This team is led by Darren Flynn, Academic Liaison Manager, and liaises with tutors and students to identify key information resources for use within teaching and learning. They also offer literature searching, referencing and search skills support via one-to-one tutorials, embedded teaching delivered within programmes and online resources, including the Skills Hub.  In addition, they provide training and support to academic staff in the use of the online reading list software, Aspire. 

General contact:

For more information about the team, please see the Academic Librarians page.

Content Development and Discovery

This area is led by, Digital Resources Manager. Content Development focuses on the acquisition and licensing of academic information resources, while Discovery focuses on the maintenance of resource metadata and the analysis of usage data. 

Content Development


  • This area focuses on ensuring information resources can be efficiently discovered and located by the provision of accurate metadata, as well as providing resource usage statistics to help inform resource purchasing decisions.

Scholarly Systems

Led by, this team works closely with all of the above teams, and across Library and Learning Services and the University, to maintain, develop and integrate the University’s scholarly systems (NELSON, NECTAR, Leganto Reading Lists and the Library Management System).