About

This site will provide information in support of my various publications
Bob Wiggins.

I graduated in metallurgy but soon realised that working with blast furnaces was not my forte! So I chose the more stimulating atmosphere of information work qualifying as an information scientist from City University.

After working in the Research Department of The Metal Box Company supplying evaluative literature and patent surveys for research staff I moved from packaging to gas as head of the Information Group at the British Gas Engineering Research Station developing information, computing and administrative services for scientists and engineers dealing with the conversion of the United Kingdom to natural gas.

Still feeling energetic I was recruited by oil and moved to BP where I coordinated the group’s central information services as Information Resources Manager, was responsible for the central data and records management consultancy teams and introduced one of the first major corporate text retrieval systems. I later moved to Scicon, then the IT consultancy arm of BP where I conducted a range of consultancy assignments many centred around a records management programme I developed.

Wanting more freedom I established Cura Consortium with like-minded independents. Since 1990 I conducted over 60 assignments in the UK and abroad. I ran courses on records and document management, published and presented many papers. I authored ‘Document Imaging’ published by Meckler in 1994 which was developed over the years to the current incarnation ‘Effective Document and Data Mangement’ published by Routledge. In addition I started  ‘Cura Viewpoints’ published as e-books and paperbacks by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

I am a past Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, the Institute of Information Scientists and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. It’s just too costly to belong to every information fraternity!

If you have any questions or comments you can contact me by email: curabyte@gmail.com

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