Mr Simon Rycroft

Mr Simon Rycroft

Senior Developer, Biodiversity Informatics

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Division of Diversity and Informatics
Contact: email
Phone: 02079426279
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Specialisms

Aegir, Drupal, System administration

Summary

I am originally from Skipton, North Yorkshire, but moved to Glasgow to study Immunology at the University of Glasgow. Straight after receiving my degree in Immunology, I also studied for an MSc in Information Technology, resulting in a change of career path into computing, and more specifically web development. My experience in the biological sciences now helps me better understand many of the demands of developing web sites for the science staff at the museum - a job that I thoroughly enjoy.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2003

BSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2002

Highlighted publications

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

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, et al. (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 (50) : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Publications

Brake I, Duin D, Van deVeldeI, Smith VS, Rycroft SD (2011) Who learns from whom? Supporting users and developers of a major biodiversity e-infrastructure. Zookeys, 150 (150) : 177 - 192. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2191

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

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Rycroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith V (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 (50) : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Blagoderov V, Georgiev T, Penev L, Rycroft S, Scott B, Smith V (2010) Streamlining Taxonomic Publication. EDIT Newsletter, 24 : 10 - 12.

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov VA, Roberts D, Smith V, Brake I, Rycroft S, Scott B, Johnson NF, Morris RA, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson FC, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 (50) : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Harman KT, Scott B, Roberts D (2009) Scratchpads: a data-publishing framework to build, share and manage information on the diversity of life. BMC Bioinformatics, 10 : doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S14-S6

Roberts D, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Harman K, Scott B, Smith VS (2008) Getting Taxonomy onto the Web. The Systematist, 30 : 3 - 10.

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Roberts D (2008) Scratchpads: Getting Biodiversity online, redefining publication. Proceedings of the British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD) 2008 "Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modeling and managing biodiversity knowledge",

Introduction

Summary

I am originally from Skipton, North Yorkshire, but moved to Glasgow to study Immunology at the University of Glasgow. Straight after receiving my degree in Immunology, I also studied for an MSc in Information Technology, resulting in a change of career path into computing, and more specifically web development. My experience in the biological sciences now helps me better understand many of the demands of developing web sites for the science staff at the museum - a job that I thoroughly enjoy.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2003

BSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2002

Highlighted publications

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

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, et al. (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 (50) : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Publications

Publications

Brake I, Duin D, Van deVeldeI, Smith VS, Rycroft SD (2011) Who learns from whom? Supporting users and developers of a major biodiversity e-infrastructure. Zookeys, 150 (150) : 177 - 192. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2191

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

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Rycroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith V (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 (50) : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Blagoderov V, Georgiev T, Penev L, Rycroft S, Scott B, Smith V (2010) Streamlining Taxonomic Publication. EDIT Newsletter, 24 : 10 - 12.

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov VA, Roberts D, Smith V, Brake I, Rycroft S, Scott B, Johnson NF, Morris RA, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson FC, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 (50) : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Harman KT, Scott B, Roberts D (2009) Scratchpads: a data-publishing framework to build, share and manage information on the diversity of life. BMC Bioinformatics, 10 : doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S14-S6

Roberts D, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Harman K, Scott B, Smith VS (2008) Getting Taxonomy onto the Web. The Systematist, 30 : 3 - 10.

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Roberts D (2008) Scratchpads: Getting Biodiversity online, redefining publication. Proceedings of the British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD) 2008 "Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modeling and managing biodiversity knowledge",