Liam Earney

Executive Director, Digital Resources at Jisc


Liam Earney is the Executive Director, Digital Resources at Jisc. Liam has been Executive Director of Digital Resources since August 2019. Liam is responsible for Jisc’s licensing, open research, content, and discovery services for further and higher education and research. This includes services such as Jisc Collections, Chest, library hub services, JUSP, and SHERPA which collectively save UK universities and colleges over £100 million per annum.

He is also the Executive Leadership Team Lead overseeing Jisc’s strategy to support our members’ research and innovation activity.

Previously, Liam was director of licensing at Jisc, where he was responsible for the units undertaking the licensing and negotiation of agreements for digital content and software on behalf of UK universities and further education colleges.

In this role, he oversaw the evolution of Jisc’s approach to the negotiation of open access agreements, in particular how Jisc could best support the sector achieve its aims around pure gold, hybrid, and green open access.


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