Frances Madden

Frances Madden British Library Research Identifiers
Legal Deposit Libraries Technical Relationship & Project Manager
legal deposit, persistent identifiers, research infrastructure

Frances Madden is the Technical Relationship & Project Manager for the Legal Deposit Libraries based at the British Library, where she coordinates activities that build collection management capabilities for content in scope under the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013.  

Previously, Frances was the Research Associate for Persistent Identifiers as IRO Infrastructure, a foundation project in the Towards a National Collection programme, which aimed to explore ways to understand and increase the use of persistent identifiers within UK cultural heritage organisations. She also coordinated The British Library’s contribution to the Horizon 2020 project, FREYA, including leading on the production of training materials and the ambassador programme.

Prior to joining the Library, Frances worked as research data manager at both King’s College London and Royal Holloway, University of London. An archivist by training, Frances also led the Bedford College Nursing digitisation project at Royal Holloway, University of London.



Madden, F. and Kotarski, R., 2020. Persistent Identifiers At The British Library. London: British Library.


Madden, F. and Padfield, J., 2020. Persistent Identifiers At The National Gallery. London: British Library.


Madden, F., van Horik, R., van de Sandt, S., Lavasa, A. and Cousijn, H., 2020. Guides to Choosing Persistent Identifiers - Version 3. Zenodo.


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