Tim Brody (PhD in 2006, University of Southampton) is a Research Assistant in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group at the University of Southampton. Tim has worked on a number of open-access related projects including working on the GNU EPrints software tool, Kultur (research repository for visual arts), PRESERV (digital preservation for eprints), TARDis (investigated methods for filling institutional repositories) and the Open Citation Project (providing citation linking for eprint archives). Tim has developed and supports the Citebase Search (citation-ranking search engine), Registry of Open Access Repositories and Celestial (OAI-PMH caching and analysis) tools.
Tim is responsible for:
I maintain an occasional blog on technical problems I've encountered called An Open Access Peon.
TARDis Project (e-Prints Soton).
Contributions to CPAN (repository of Perl modules).
See Departmental Info.
I don't currently do any teaching.
I'm an avid badminton player and play twice a week, most weeks at the University staff club. I regularly play squash, but not competitively ... seems like we've kicked-off playing tennis too, so my poor badminton game will suffer yet more from racquet-grip confusion. During summer months I can often be found bobbing about off the Dorset coast in the family Yacht (a 30 foot hustler).
I play piano as a way to unwind (an activity that demands my full attention to make any decent rendition). I can happily wile away a Sunday afternoon reading a decent novel, with a preference for sci-fi. I have never, nor ever intend to, read a romantic novel ... unless its got a picture of a cool spaceship on the front.
Having played World of Warcraft for years (since beta) I gave it up at the beginning of 2007. I'm yet to find another horrible time-sink, but while it did have its fun moments I don't plan on burning away the wee hours sat at my computer anymore :-)
(Although I'm the only one that comes top in Google ;-)
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