Sarah Whatley (lead), BA, PhD, is Professor of Dance, Coventry University. She led the Siobhan Davies archive project, the dance learning object work package for CURVE and is currently co-investigator on the DDA project. She was co-investigator for the AHRC-funded Choreographic Objects network project and has published widely on the interface between dance and digital technologies and on dance pedagogies. She edits the international Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Screendance.

Andrea Barzey, BA, PGCE, is Senior Lecturer and Co-Course Director of the BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice course. As a choreographer and performer, her work is informed by release-based techniques and the Alexander Technique. She is particularly interested in pedagogy and is engaged in research into the dancing body on screen, completing a number of screendance projects with other artists.

Joanne Marsh, the CURVE Repository Development Officer, is responsible for the future curation of the archive at the University. A professionally qualified librarian, she came from the Higher Education Academy’s Subject Centre in Information Sciences, where she managed the Centre’s ‘open access’ electronic journal.She was recently involved in the OCEP project, working on the development of the open educational resources collection within CURVE, and supported the project team on IPR and digital rights issues.

Ross Varney, BA, a research assistant in the University’s School of Art and Design, has expertise in online distribution networks, database implementation, digital media production; and experience in large-scale digitisation projects, IPR and copyright for the web, digital taxonomy and metadata implementation,digital media creation and social media integration. He recently completed work on the UK’s first online multimedia dance archive (,arguably the largest resource of its type in the world.

Gill Evans is a professionally qualified librarian with a SEDA Associate Teaching Certificate. She has several years’ experience as the Assistant Subject Librarian for Music and Dance at Coventry University. She has also worked for a temporary period in the development of the university’s research repository CURVE, which involved establishing the OCEP project to develop open educational resources.

John Tutchings, BSc, e-Learning Technical Specialist, is responsible for technical implementation of move to Moodle at the University. Earlier he developed and supported the University’s Virtual LearningEnvironments and was part of the e-Learning Unit set up to migrate Coventry University from WebCT Campus to Blackboard Vista. In 2007 he became the first person in Europe to gain Blackboard’s PowerLinks Certification. He is responsible for integrating various proprietary and Open Source solutions into the University’s main VLE to form a more rounded set of e-Learning tools; to achieve this he has developed several plug-ins including single sign on modules.

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