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Scott Nicholls


  • The University of Western Australia (M209), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth



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Scott Nicholls is a librarian with over 20 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering services to meet the information needs of staff and students in higher education. He has a strong interest in how technological innovation can be used to better manage and deliver library services and has played a key role in a number of initiatives within the University including the extensive development of its electronic collections, the implementation of improved searching and discovery services, and the roll out of a unified library management system to better manage the acquisition of and access to library resources.

Scott is currently the Associate University Librarian (Research and Collections) at the University of Western Australia. He is responsible for a broad portfolio including collection and access services, research publication and data services, special collections, records management and archives. He also oversees the library’s budget, planning processes, and major renovations projects, as part of the Library Executive team. Scott is focussed on continuing to develop processes, infrastructure, and staff skills and capacity to help drive innovation and improvement in services and achieve Library and University goals. 

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Research Output

  • 6 Conference paper
  • 2 Article

Adding up the Flipped Subscription Model

Nicholls, S., Hart, S., Amos, H. & Benn, J., 14 Aug 2019, Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences. USA: Purdue University Press, 7

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
  • Making sense of flipping data

    Hart, S., Nicholls, S., Amos, H. & Benn, J., Nov 2019, In : Performance Measurement and Metrics: the international journal for library and information services. 20, 3, p. 159-167

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Next generation skills and leaders: Future proofing UWA Library

    Jones, G., Gallagher, J., Nicholls, S. & Benn, J., 2019, 2019 IATUL Proceedings. USA: Purdue University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

    Open Access
  • Open Access: Should one model ever fit all?

    Barbour, G. & Nicholls, S., Jul 2019, In : Australian Quarterly. 90, 3, p. 3-9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • cropPAL2: Creating Ongoing, Mutually Beneficial Collaboration Between Biological Scientists and Librarians

    Black, K., Hooper, C., Gedeon, A. K., Toufexis, K., Albatis, M., Nicholls, S. & Millar, A., 2017, eResearch Australasia 2017, Brisbane, Australia.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper


    • 1 Membership of committee

    Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (External organisation)

    Scott Nicholls (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of committee