Guy Baxter

Associate Director – Archive Services

Guy Baxter, University of Reading

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 8664

Responsibilities and research interests

Guy Baxter has led the archive service at the University of Reading since 2008, achieving UK Accredited status and contributing to several interdisciplinary research projects and developments including the Staging Beckett and Stephen Dwoskin projects. For the latter project he was a finalist in the 2022 Digital Preservation Awards. He convenes the department’s Digital Working Group, leads the sustainability and infrastructure strand of the Digital Humanities Hub, and is a member of the Research Libraries UK working group for the Digital Shift.

As well as the impact of the digital on collections and research, Guy’s broad professional and research interests are in copyright and compliance, cross-domain and interdisciplinary working, photograph collections, performing arts and events data (and intangible cultural heritage more broadly), and preservation management.


  • MScEcon in Archive Administration
  • BA (Hons) in History


Baxter, G.Beard, L.Beattie, G.Blake, M.Greenhall, M.Lingstadt, K.Nixon, W. J. and Reimer, T. (2021) Covid-19 and the future of the digital shift amongst research libraries: an RLUK perspective in context. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 27 (3). ISSN 1740-7834 doi: (In Press)

Bartliff, Z.Kim, Y.Hopfgartner, F. and Baxter, G. (2020) Leveraging digital forensics and data exploration to understand the creative work of a filmmaker: a case study of Stephen Dwoskin’s digital archive. Information Processing & Management, 57 (6). 102339. ISSN 0306-4573 doi:

Bartliff, Z.Kim, Y. and Baxter, G. (2020) Visualisation of hard drive content to support archival processes for personal digital archives. In: 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2020), 22 Oct – 01 Nov 2020. doi:

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