Hal Robinson is a consultant on digital publishing and informatics. After academic studies in social anthropology and medicine at Cambridge University and then postgraduate study at the Institute of Social Anthropology at Oxford University, he followed a career in illustrated book publishing and international co-edition packaging. He co-founded Librios in 1996 as an innovative publishing software and consulting company, specialising in managing content and the communities of consumers who are passionate about it. More than fifteen years' experience in the evolving digital sector has provided striking insights into both successful practice and general trends as the current publishing revolution gathers pace.
He lectures on information design at Coventry University School of Art and Design and advises the Advanced Studies Centre at Oxford University on digital knowledge management. Until the end of 2012 he was an Executive Director of the British Interactive Media Association, where he helped guide its approach to encouraging digital talent in schools and universities.
Print publishing experience includes:
- Illustrated international co-editions (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, USA)
- Practical popular reference (China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, UK, USA)
- Health reference (Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, UK, USA)
- Encyclopaedias (France, Germany, USA)
- Print and electronic dictionaries (France, Netherlands, UK)
- Science, medical and pharmaceutical database publishing (UK)
Cambridge University: MA in Social Anthropology and Medicine
Oxford University: MLitt in Social Anthropology and Psychology