is Director The European Library. She took over from the
TEL project and created the operational service The European Library. The European
Union giving financial backing to The European Library for the creation of the European
She has a strong web publishing background, having worked for a commercial magazine
publisher, VNU as their European Business Development Director and then in scholarly
publishing with Blackwell Publishing and several other academic publishers in the UK.
Prior to a publishing career, she worked in the online environment for many years,
first as a researcher with her own company then as the Event & Marketing Director for
Online Information. Now combining the skills of web publishing, marketing, research
knowledge and business development she heads the growing www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org.
Jill holds a Geography degree and a Ph.D in 16th Century Arabic and Turkish Sea Charts.