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NOTE: This user account has been set up to support Brian Kelly's training work in use of Wikipedia. His main Wikipedia account, lisbk, is used for his main Wikipedia editing activities. Use the Talk page if you wish to comment on this page.

Brief Intro[edit]

I am director of UK web Focus Limited, the name of my consultancy firm.

About the UKWebFocus Username[edit]

From 1996-July 2013 I worked at UKOLN and my job title was UK Web Focus. I have used that name for a number of social media accounts.

Engaging with the Wikimedia community[edit]

I created my first Wikipedia article, on Rapper Sword dancing, in 2004. I have created and edited a number of other articles since then including articles on Amplified conferences and Microattribution. I have written a number of blog posts about Wikipedia on my UK Web Focus blog.

Since 2013 I have sought to develop my expertise in Wikipedia. I attended the Queen Victoria's Journals University of Oxford editing day in order to gain a feel for how Wikipedia events were organised. I then supported Sphingonet Wiki workshop and attended the EduWiki 2013 conference.


I have received the following awards:

  • Information World Review's Information Professional of the Year, 2007 [1]
  • Best Research Paper, ALT-C conference, 2005 [2]
  • John Slatin Award for Best Communications Paper at the W4A 2010 conference [3]