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Sean Macmillan

Sean Macmillan BA Hons MSc RMARA

Digital Collections Manager




Sean Macmillan began working at King’s (originally as part of Archives in March 2022), as a digital collection manager. His role is to plan and implement the creation, ingest, curation, preservation, and dissemination of digital collections material. Sean also co-chairs the Digital Preservation and Digitisation Group with Adam Ray. Sean also represents King’s Library with the DPC, and RLUK, in addition to chairing a Federal Libraries Collections Group.

Sean previously worked for Senate House Library, the University of Oxford, Liverpool Hope University, Public Libraries, and a private estate owner who held the materials of her high-profile musical husband.

Sean has an MSc in Information Management and Preservation from the University of Glasgow, a BA Hons degree in History from the University of Strathclyde, and obtained registration from the Archives and Records Association in 2021 (RMARA). Sean has previously been a member of CILIP.

Areas of Expertise

Sean’s main interest is digital collections, and how they can be created/ingested, preserved/curated and made accessible. This is a broad area and can include surveying L&C for material which needs to be digitally preserved, or managing the King’s Oral History project which involves interviewing people with a long association to King’s and preserving the outputs.


Sean has a particular interest in learning, and has organised several digital preservation board game events which are designed to teach about digital preservation in a fun and engaging way.

Please contact him directly if you would like to take part in the next one.