About Us

Web2rights brings together a team with a proven track record in IPR, Web2.0 and resource creation.

Naomi Korn is one of the Directors of Web2Rights Ltd and also one of the Partners of Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy. She is an experienced IP Consultant, taking a keen interest in digital licensing, rights management and rights exploitation. Naomi works across the public sector, in particular with Higher and Further Education institutions and their funders, but also with museums, libraries, archives, businesses and professional organisations, to help them develop IP strategies and embed appropriate policies, procedures and processes. Naomi is also an experienced trainer and facilitator. Naomi spent several years working as the Tate's first Copyright Officer and has spent the last 10 years specialising in copyright.

Naomi's projects and clients include:

Naomi is the Director of the OER IPR Support Project
The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) for whom she has led on a number of projects including the JISC IPR Consultancy and the SCA IPR and Licensing Consultancy
The Natural History Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Imperial War Museum
The British Council
Collections Trust
The Royal Academy of Music
The National Health Service 
National Expert Advisor and copyright specialist to a number of European Funded Projects including EMII-DCF (European Museums Information Institute Distributed Content Framework), the EDIT project , MINERVA , MILE and  CALIMERA
Naomi co-authored Copyright: A Practical Guide, published by the Collections Trust in 2010

 

Neil Witt is Associate Professor, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at the University of Plymouth. His role is to lead the further development and enhancement of TEL and blended learning across the university together with related pedagogic research, in support of the university's teaching, learning and enterprise agendas. He has led a range of e-learning related projects over the last 15 years, specialising in IPR, accessibility, the use of Web2.0 and open access repositories.

Neil's current role allows him to share his expertise in TEL with colleagues across the University and with partner colleges across the South West. He is responsible for strategic development, coordination and implementation of University-wide TEL policies and initiatives and for providing support to Faculties in translating and implementing these policies and initiatives. He coordinates relevant internally and externally facing TEL activities and manages a portfolio of over £1,000,000 of external TEL funding.
Since 1993 Neil has published widely, covering subject specific areas such as Navigation Systems, Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice, teaching and learning areas such as Managed Learning Environments, distance learning, Continuing Professional Development issues, and Web accessibility. Recent published work includes the JISC funded UsPaCe, UPlaCe and Pineapple projects, and e-learning repositories.

Neil's projects and clients include:

Technology Enhanced Learning
OER IPR support
Pineapple, The JISC funded APEL Project
UPLACE, The JISC funded Repository Project
USPACE, The JISC funded Web2.0 Project
Web2Rights, The JISC funded Web2.0 and IPR Project

 

Rob Stillwell is an experienced Senior Learning Technologist who has been working in e-learning for 8 years. Rob specialises in Technology Enhanced Learning as part of the Teaching & Learning Directorate at The University of Plymouth.

Rob has spent the last 3 years working on a number of JISC funded projects ranging from Web2.0 technologies through to investigation of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning. Rob has a broad skill set covering design, development, print design and programming.

Rob is also a professional photographer and a keen musician.

Rob's projects include:

Pineapple Project
UPLACE Repository Project
USPACE Web2.0 Project

 

Charles Oppenheim was Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University between 1998 and 2009.  He was Head of the Department of Information Science between 2006 and 2009. In his past life, he has held a variety of posts in academia and the electronic publishing industry, working for International Thomson, Pergamon and Reuters at various times.  
He has been involved in, and published widely on legal issues in the library and information profession, especially copyright, data protection and freedom of information.  He has a particular interest in legal issues in cloud computing. His other interests include research evaluation, citation studies and bibliometrics, and open access and scholarly communication and the digital library.  He is a consultant in all these fields.
Charles is a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the European Commission, and of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance.   He and Naomi Korn run the IPR consultancy service for the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee).
 Charles has published more than 400  journal articles.   He regularly speaks at library and information professional conferences and is on the editorial advisory board of journals in the field.  He is currently writing a book on legal issues associated with Web 2.0.

 

Charlotte is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Exeter and Co-Director of SCRIPT, the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Centre in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Waelde has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property law, most particularly copyright and related rights and including international intellectual property law. She has written widely and spoken around the world on the subject. She has frequently acted as a consultant to national governments and international organisations. She has wide-ranging experience in the design and delivery of consultancy work, designing the work to meet the client needs, and delivering outcomes to agreed schedules and on time.

 

Alex has worked in the cultural heritage sector for many years, initially as a curator of collections, and more recently as a collections management advisor and trainer. Alex has a keen interest in the management of collections, particularly the management and use of collections information. During her employment at the Collections Trust Alex worked as Assistant Director, and more latterly as Programme Manager, co-ordinating the delivery of a wide range of projects, and contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation. 

For the past five years Alex has also worked as a freelance consultant to the heritage sector, and is has long standing experience in training development and delivery.

Alex is a PRINCE2 qualified project manager.

Alex's projects and clients include:

Project Manager on behalf of web2rights Ltd of the JISC funded OERIPR Support Project
Review, editing and project management of heritage sector publications
Collections Trust
Museum Standards Programme Assessor for The Heritage Council, Ireland
Museums Libraries and Archives Council
National Museums Northern Ireland