About this Website


This is the personal website of Paul Walk. Here you will find notes/articles created since 2003. These days, I generally write about my work in the areas of scholarly-communication, open-access repositories, software development & research-data management.

I am a technical consultant with 30 years experience working with information systems and web services primarily in the higher education, research and cultural heritage sectors. Between 2006-2013, I was Deputy Director at UKOLN, University of Bath, leaving to join EDINA, University of Edinburgh as Head of Technology Strategy and Planning until 2017.


In 2017 I started my consultancy business, Antleaf, specialising in the development of and support for metadata standards, repository systems and their integration with networked services, and R&D in distributed scholarly communications.