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From: Stuart Dempster
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Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 12:28 PM
Subject: IMPORTANT: Simon Brackenbury
is with very great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Simon
Brackenbury on Monday. Simon led the BOPCRIS project at the
Many of you will recall Simon's energy, expertise, friendship, good humour and visionary sense of purpose in building open access e-resources for us all. His infectious enthusiasm helped steer a spirit of true collaboration and common purpose amongst the JISC Digitisation Projects and beyond.
I am sure that you will join me in sending our deepest condolences to Simon's family, friends and colleagues, all of whom should be in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Simon will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
I understand that Simon’s family has suggested that donations for various charities, rather than flowers would be appreciated. I will send you further information on this next week.
The Joint Information Systems Committee,
Tel: +44 (0)20-7848-2564
Fax: +44 (0)20-7848-2939