Mr Laurence Livermore

Mr Laurence Livermore

Digital Analyst

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Division of Diversity and Informatics
Contact: email
Phone: 0207 942 5919
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Specialisms

Biodiversity Informatics, Coreoidea, Data Publication, Digital Project Management, Digitisation, Hemiptera

Summary

I am a digital project manager with 5 years of experience at the Natural History Museum and specialise in digitisation, biodiversity informatics and data. I have a background in entomology and am a subject editor (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) for the Biodiversity Data Journal and Zootaxa. My current projects include: • Project managing the development of the museum's standards and policy for mass digitisation • Managing the delivery of web-based rapid data entry applications • Compiling a report on the application of crowdsourcing technology in the GLAM sector Previously I gave specialised training and support to a large (7,000+) international community of users as part of the EU-funded ViBRANT project and also eMonocot, a collaboration between RBG Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum. Both projects were based on an open source Drupal-based content management system for biodiversity data (Scratchpads). I enjoy working with data, promoting open access and collaborating widely to solve digital challenges faced by similar organisations.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

MSc Entomology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Employment history

Academic

Digital Analyst, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

e-Taxonomy Specialist, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2013

Research Entomologist, Natural History Museum, Entomology, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2011

Highlighted publications

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, et al. (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen T, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 (209) : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, et al. (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 (150) : doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Consultancy

AntCat Technical & Editorial Workshops
2013 - 2013.

Editorships

Editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2014 - on going.

Managing editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Livermore L, Lemaître VA, Dolling WR, Webb MD (2014) Coreoidea Species File Online .

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Ceraphronoidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1167

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Evanioidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1116

Hudson L, Livermore L, Blagoderov V (-1) Developing Edge Detection Technology for Natural History Images. 1 - 6.

Livermore L (2015, 28 4) Scratchpads: An online platform for biodiversity data. National Forum for Biological Recording

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, Livermore L, Baker E, Mietchen D, Couvreur T, Mueller G, Dikow T, Helgen KM, Frank J, Agosti D, Roberts D, Penev L (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen T, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 (209) : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov VA, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 (150) : doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Courses taught

MSc: Taxonomy and Biodiversity
2/2013 - 2/2013.

MSc: Plant Diversity (Biodiversity Informatics tools; Scratchpads)
2/2013 - on going.

Introduction

Summary

I am a digital project manager with 5 years of experience at the Natural History Museum and specialise in digitisation, biodiversity informatics and data. I have a background in entomology and am a subject editor (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) for the Biodiversity Data Journal and Zootaxa. My current projects include: • Project managing the development of the museum's standards and policy for mass digitisation • Managing the delivery of web-based rapid data entry applications • Compiling a report on the application of crowdsourcing technology in the GLAM sector Previously I gave specialised training and support to a large (7,000+) international community of users as part of the EU-funded ViBRANT project and also eMonocot, a collaboration between RBG Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum. Both projects were based on an open source Drupal-based content management system for biodiversity data (Scratchpads). I enjoy working with data, promoting open access and collaborating widely to solve digital challenges faced by similar organisations.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

MSc Entomology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Employment history

Academic

Digital Analyst, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

e-Taxonomy Specialist, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2013

Research Entomologist, Natural History Museum, Entomology, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2011

Highlighted publications

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, et al. (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen T, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 (209) : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, et al. (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 (150) : doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Projects

Consultancy

AntCat Technical & Editorial Workshops
2013 - 2013.

Professional activities

Editorships

Editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2014 - on going.

Managing editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Livermore L, Lemaître VA, Dolling WR, Webb MD (2014) Coreoidea Species File Online .

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Ceraphronoidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1167

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Evanioidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1116

Hudson L, Livermore L, Blagoderov V (-1) Developing Edge Detection Technology for Natural History Images. 1 - 6.

Livermore L (2015, 28 4) Scratchpads: An online platform for biodiversity data. National Forum for Biological Recording

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, Livermore L, Baker E, Mietchen D, Couvreur T, Mueller G, Dikow T, Helgen KM, Frank J, Agosti D, Roberts D, Penev L (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen T, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 (209) : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov VA, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 (150) : doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Teaching activities

Courses taught

MSc: Taxonomy and Biodiversity
2/2013 - 2/2013.

MSc: Plant Diversity (Biodiversity Informatics tools; Scratchpads)
2/2013 - on going.