About Pinakes

Ed Potten was formerly Associate Director (Special Collections and External Relations) at Cambridge University Library, before going freelance in 2016, trading as Pinakes.

Library consultancy: Professional library consultancy for HE, independent, college and private libraries with special collections, advising on strategy, development, promotion and services.

Curatorial services: Freelance curatorial services, managing discrete projects, curating exhibitions, publishing both peer-reviewed and public interest articles.

Funding support: Assistance drafting funding bids for clients, with a proven track record with AHRC and HLF.

Academic work: Partnership in academic research projects, and delivery of modules on the history of the book.

Private clients: A range of services, advice and support for the owners of private libraries.

Commercial services: Valuations and targeted acquisitions for libraries and private individuals.