Andrew Prescott is Professor of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and ‘Theme Leader Fellow’ for the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the United Kingdom on its ‘Digital Transformations’ theme. Andrew trained as a medieval historian, researching the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. From 1979-2000, he was a Curator of Manuscripts in the British Library. He has subsequently worked in a number of digital humanities units and libraries at the University of Sheffield, University of Wales Trinity St David and University of Glasgow. He was the British Library co-ordinator for the ‘Electronic Beowulf’ project edited by Professor Kevin S Kiernan and has published a number of books and articles on the history of manuscripts, archives and libraries.