Open Book Futures (2023-05 to present): Open Book Futures is a project to significantly expand key infrastructures created by Copim to achieve a step change in how community-owned open access book publishing is delivered. As part of this project, I am maintaining some project infrastructure and developing new experimental book publishing applications.
Copim (2020-08 to 2023-04): Copim was a project to build community-owned, open systems and infrastructures for open access book publishing. As part of the Copim project, I contributed to Work Package 6 on experimental book publishing by developing new web applications and solutions for experimental pilot projects and for the Experimental Publishing Compendium. I also maintained the project’s infrastructure of Linux-based open source applications including the website, version control platform, and online document storage and collaboration platform.
Soas Library Systems Replacement (2014-09 to 2015-07): In 2011, the Bloomsbury Library Management System consortium came together to discuss their shared need for new, next-gen library management systems. As a result of these discussions, Soas Library pursued a project to replace its legacy, proprietary library systems with next-gen open source replacements. I worked on a project team to implement VuFind as a library catalogue and discovery system, OLE as a library management system, and SobekCM as a digital asset management system.
onion service version of this website
graphing my carbon usage
displaying when my local trains are
generating a random heist story from Wikidata
picking a random flavour of tea
generating a random poem
generating a random poem based on dialogue from Twin Peak's Invitation to Love
@EveryDune, a Twitter bot tweeting the name of a random character from Frank Herbert's Dune everyday
ITIL Foundation certification in IT Service Management
Intermediate Certification in Enterprise & Solution Architecture
Practitioner Certification in Enterprise & Solution Architecture
experience as a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner
publications and presentations
This list of publications and presentations is auto-generated from my Zotero library using the Zotero API.
Bowie, Simon. 2023. ‘Protecting User Privacy on the COPIM Project’, Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM)
Bowie, Simon. 2023. ‘Glasgow Short Film Festival 2023’, TAKE ONE
Bowie, Simon. 2022. ‘Free and Open-Source Software as (Non-)Liberatory Technology’ (presented at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures 2022 Annual Conference, Coventry, UK: Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University) <https://www.eventsforce.net/cugroup/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=218301&ef_sel_menu=3741&eventID=780
Adema, Janneke, Simon Bowie, Marcell Mars, and Tobias Steiner. 2022. Books Contain Multitudes: Exploring Experimental Publishing (2022 Update)
Sanders, Kevin, and Simon Bowie. 2020. ‘Open or Ajar? Openness within the Neoliberal Academy’ (Preprints) <https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202001.0240.v1
Bowie, Simon, and Kevin Sanders. 2019. ‘Open or Ajar?: “openness” within the Neoliberal Academy’ (presented at the Open Repositories 2019, Hamburg, Germany) <https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/31178/
Bowie, Simon. 2018. ‘Systems of Revolt: Open Systems for Open Knowledge’ (presented at the Open Access Week at Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK) <https://blog.simonxix.com/systems-of-revolt/
Barron, Simon. 2018. ‘Systems of Revolt: Open Systems for Open Knowledge’ (presented at the UKSG 41st Annual Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, UK) <https://blog.simonxix.com/systems-of-revolt/
Mendias, Claudia, and Simon Barron. 2018. ‘New Directions for Discovery Services’ (presented at the OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting 2018, Edinburgh, UK)
Barron, Simon, and Andrew Preater. 2018. ‘Critical Systems Librarianship’, in The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship
(Sacramento, California: Library Juice Press), pp. 87–113 <http://eprints.rclis.org/32467/
Barron, Simon. 2017. ‘Opening the Black Box: Ethical Issues in Systems Librarianship’ (presented at the Lecture for City University London LIS students, London, UK)
Barron, Simon. 2015. ‘Using Free and Open Source Software to Open Data’ (presented at the Internet Librarian International 2015, London, UK) <https://www.slideshare.net/simonxix/using-free-and-open-source-software-to-open-data
Barron, Simon. 2015. ‘Implementing Kuali OLE at SOAS Library’, Ariadne