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  • The University of Western Australia (M002), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 10 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Management of IT, especially in a Distributed Environment.
Electronic Information and Libraries of the Future.

Previous positions

IT Policy Executive Officer, UWA (2000-2005).
Director, Oxford University Computing Services (1993-2000).
Professorial Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford

Current projects

National Middleware Agenda for Australia.

Teaching overview

Professional Computing


Middleware, Authentication models.
Open Source Software model.
IT Skills Literacy.

External positions

Advisor, eResearch/Middleware, AARNet Pty Ltd

1 Jan 2005 → …


  • Ethical and social implications of IT
  • IT in teaching and learning
  • IT literacy
  • Management of IT
  • Middleware for authentication and authorisation development of e-infrastructure
  • Strategic planning for IT

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Research Output 2004 2004

  • 10 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Article

Factors affecting the use of open source software in tertiary education institutions

Glance, D., Reid, A. & Kerr, J., 2004, In : First Monday. 9, 2, p. online - approx 5-20pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open source software

Projects 2003 2003