FALL FORUM 2006
Stephen Abrams is the Digital Library Program Manager at the Harvard University Library (HUL), where he provides technical leadership for strategic planning, design, and coordination of the Library's digital systems, projects, and assets. Much of his recent activity has been focused on strategies, systems and workflows for long-term digital preservation. Mr. Abrams was the project manager for JHOVE, an extensible Java framework for format-specific object
identification, validation, and characterization; and the ISO project leader and document editor
for ISO/TC171/SC2/WG5, the joint working group that developed the PDF/A standard.
Currently, he is leading efforts to establish a Global Digital Format Registry (GDFR) and
coordinating the design of HUL's next generation preservation and access repository. He is a
member of ACM, ALA/LITA, ASIS&T, and IEEE Computer Society.
Charles Blair is Co-Director, Digital Library Development Center, the University of Chicago Library. He has been active in digital library development for over a decade, and has participated in the Digital Library Federation since its inception. A member of the OCLC/RLG PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) Working Group, his current interests include archiving, creating searchable collections of non-MARC metadata, and collaborating with likeminded individuals and groups.
James Bullen is the head of the Digital Library Program at New York University and the chair of the DLF Aquifer Technology/Architecture Working Group. James has been involved in digital library development since joining the National Library of Australia in the late nineties. At the NLA, James led or participated in the development of many systems and services, most recently Libraries Australia. James also spent time at Columbia University where he was involved in digital library, online learning and electronic publishing development.
Kris Carpenter, Director, Web Group, The Internet Archive. Kris Carpenter joined the Internet Archive in September 2006 and works closely with national libraries, archives and universities to provide technical expertise and services in web archiving and search. Prior to joining the Internet Archive, Kris divided her time between the on line consumer and business-to-business on line services and software sectors. She is a recognized expert in web search, ecommerce marketplaces and transactional services. For the majority of the last fifteen years Kris has served in product and general management roles for venture-backed Silicon Valley start-ups. Kris has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University.
Adam Chandler is Information Technology Librarian within the Central Technical Services department of the Cornell University Library, where his responsibilities include creation of new automated technical services processes, participation in library-wide technology initiatives and management of the department's computers. His year 2000 assignment, to explore how to build a database to help manage the library's administrative metadata for electronic journals, led to his meeting Tim Jewell and creating the "Web Hub for Developing Administrative Metadata for Electronic Resource Management." That path led to his becoming a member of the ERMI
steering group. Currently, Adam is technical lead for Cornell's implementation of III's ERM
stand alone module. His ERMI standards involvement continues with work on the mapping of
license terms to ERM systems; also, he has a growing curiosity about the potential relationship
between electronic resource usage statistics and ERM systems.
Robin Chandler is the Director of the Built Content Program for the California Digital Library which includes administering the Online Archive of California and the American West Project as well as coordinating frameworks to surface digital collections across the University of California Chandler has experience providing online access to digital content including tobacco industry documents at the UCSF Library and high-energy physics preprints at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Chandler holds masters degrees in Library Science (UC Berkeely) and American History (San Francisco State University).
John Chapman is Metadata Librarian in the Technical Services department of the University of Minnesota Libraries. He works closely with staff from Archives and Special Collections, the Digital Library Development Lab, and subject experts from across campus to create and enhance access to library resources. Previously, he worked at the Minnesota Historical Society as an archivist and as a researcher for web projects and services. He holds a M.L.I.S. from Dominican University and a B.A. in religion from Macalester College.
Suzanne Chapman is the Interface and User Testing Specialist for the University of Michigan’s Digital Library Production Service (DLPS). She is responsible for the design, deployment, and user testing evaluation of Digital Library eXtension Service (DLXS) interfaces, including interface development for the Michigan Digitization Project “MBooks.” Suzanne’s undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts and she recently completed her Master of Science in Information at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.
Tiffani Conner is currently the Project Manager for an IMLS-funded grant project called “The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee: a Grass-Roots Approach to Volunteer Voices” (Volunteer Voices). Her role as Project Manager includes administering all the elements of the state-wide grant project including budget, production, training, metadata, standards and selection, as well as planning for sustainability, development of collaborative relationships, securing legislative support, and developing a useful and usable educational Web site.
Tom Cramer is Associate Director, Digital Library Systems and Services, for the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources.
Joe Dalton is Senior Web Developer for the New York Public Library Digital Library Program (DLP). He currently heads the DLP technical team and is responsible for managing the development of digital applications, including the information architecture and interface for NYPL Digital Gallery. He has worked at the NYPL Research Libraries, both as a reference librarian and a web developer, since 1998. Prior to this, he was a researcher at Information Researchers, Inc., an information brokerage/research service. He has a B.A. in History from Lake Forest College and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Stuart Dempster is the Digitisation Programmes Manager for the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK, where he manages the scoping, oversight and delivery of mass digitisation programmes for the benefit of life-long-learning, teaching and research. To date, two programmes, totaling £16 million have been instigated in collaboration with UK and US institutions. He was instrumental in the development of the “Digitisation in the UK – The case for a UK Framework” report and “Study on Digitised Content in the UK Research Libraries and Archives Sector” commissioned by JISC and CURL. Prior to JISC, Stuart worked on mass digitisation initiatives at the Wellcome Trust, United News and Business and The Press Association which encompassed information life-cycle management, business modeling, legal and technical digital library development. He lives with his partner in the less than picturesque Clapham, South West London with no views, but great entertainment and transport links.
Carolyn Dunford received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in August 2006. She also holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts. Her areas of interest include user interface design, digital libraries, information architecture, and social networking software.
Markus Enders Markus Enders is working as the technical head for the Digitization Centre at State and University Library Göttingen co-developing document management systems and capturing tools for the digitization process.
Additionaly he has been involved in some preservations projects and is currently working in a common project with Cornell University Libraries
(MathARC) to build a federated archive for mathematical journals.
Phil Farber is a Programmer and Information Retrieval Specialist with University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services (DLPS). His current work includes design, programming and maintenance of the UM Digital library Extension Service (DLXS) software. DLXS software provides web access to full-text material (monographs, journals, structured and page-image-based), EAD2000-encoded finding aids and image and bibliographic databases. DLXS is in use at UM Digital Library and UM Scholarly Publishing Office and around 30 other institutions in the US and abroad.
Hannah Frost preserves media collections at Stanford University Libraries and contributes to the planning and development of the Stanford Digital Repository's preservation services. She earned her MLIS from the Preservation and Conservation Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information in 2001.
Anne Graham is a Senior Computer Specialist in the Digital Initiatives unit of the University of Washington Libraries. Anne has managed several digitization grants and projects from a variety of federal, community, and university sources. With a background in IT and databases, she also maintains the University’s installation of CONTENTdm, the digital collection management software, which holds over 160,000 images and digital objects (http://content.lib.washington.edu).
Todd Grappone is Associate Executive Director for Information Development and Management for the University of Southern California Libraries where he leads efforts in implementing and supporting next generation digital library initiatives. Todd came to USC from Stanford University where he was Associate Director for Wireless Computing Development for the School of Medicine as well as Head of Computing and Network Systems for Lane Medical Library. Todd received his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997.
Rebecca Guenther is Senior Networking and Standards Specialist in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress.
She has worked at LC since 1980 in various positions and in her current position since 1989. Her current responsibilities include work on national and international information standards, primarily in the area of metadata. She has been instrumental in the development of MODS and PREMIS, and served as co-chair of the PREMIS Working Group. Other activities include maintaining a number of crosswalks between various metadata schemes, participating in the DLF Digital Registry Working Group, and serving as rotating chair of the ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee on Language Codes.
Thomas G. Habing is a Research Programmer at the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where for the past eight years he has worked on various digital library projects. In addition to his technical support for various ongoing OAI-PMH related projects at UIUC, including being the developer of the UIUC OAI Registry, Tom is a technical lead for the Library’s NDIIPP ECHO DEPository grant project. Before the OAI-era, Tom was a lead developer on the Library’s NSF funded Digital Library Initiative (DLI I) project, and the CNRI funded DLib Test Suite projects. Prior to returning to the Midwestern, U.S. in 1997, Tom was a Senior Computing Methods and Technology Engineer for The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, where he had been employed since 1986 doing systems analysis, programming, and graphical user interface design.
is Metadata Harvesting Librarian at the University of Michigan Libraries. She is responsible for the OAIster project, a search gateway for OAI harvested records leading to digital objects, initially Mellon-funded in 2001-2002. Currently, she is working collaboratively on an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) project grant to research second generation OAI work. She is also responsible for Digital Library eXtension Service (DLXS) Bibliographic Class and its corresponding bibliographic collections. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2005. Her previous experience is in information architecture (with the Argus Associates firm) and ontology and taxonomy consulting (with the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome).
Kristine Hanna is the Director for Web Archiving Services, working with partners to develop web archiving services and solutions. Kristine has been working on the internet since 1997 when she co-founded GirlGeeks, a career site for women in technology, which was flipped to a non profit in 2002. For the last four years she has held senior level and management positions in online content and business development in media and educational internet companies. Before founding GirlGeeks, Kristine worked extensively in film and television at Lucasfilm, (Colossal) Pictures, and Lorimar/Warner Brothers; and attended USC's School of Cinema and Television. She has earned two team Emmy Awards, as well as two individual Emmy nominations as the Visual Effects Producer on "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles".
Erik Hatcher programs for the Applied Research in Patacriticism (ARP- www.patacriticism.org) group at the University of Virginia. At ARP, he primarily works on Collex, a faceted browser and social networking system. In his copious free time, Hatcher also consults on interesting Lucene-based projects and co-authored "Java Development with Ant" and "Lucene in Action" (Manning Publications). Erik has spoken extensively at technical conferences worldwide.
Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich, Stanford University Libraries is Metadata Coordinator for the Digital Library Systems and Services department at the Stanford University Libraries / Academic Information Resources. In that capacity, Nancy coordinates metadata services for Stanford Libraries' digital production activities, digital repository development and implementation, and educational technology services. She has been a member of the METS Editorial Board since 2002 and is currently serving as co-chair. Nancy has been active in a number of information and educational technology specification efforts including that of PREMIS (for preservation metadata), and several of IMS Global specifications related to packaging, repository and resource list interoperability. She is currently involved with the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee's RAMLET project, and continues to monitor various groups working on practices related to the use of digital rights expression languages.
Barrie Howard is the program associate of the Digital Library Federation and has been with the organization for two-and-a-half years. Mr. Howard holds an M.S.L.S. degree from The Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science. He is the project management for the DLF Distributed Library: OAI for Digital Library Aggregation project, a 2004 Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Other responsibilities include oversight of DLF communication, contracts and grants, finances, planning for the semi-annual Forums and other meetings, and Web content creation and maintenance.
Tim Jewell is head of collection management services at the University of Washington Libraries.
Keith Johnsonis the Product Manager for the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). In this role he is responsible for continually defining the digital preservation services being built and offered by the SDR via discovering, monitoring, and reconciling user needs, emerging best practices in the digital preservation field, and the institutional priorities of Stanford University. Keith brings deep experience in the commercial content creation process having spent not only the majority of his career in pre-press and publishing, but also significant parts in television, advertising, and classical music performance. Keith recently worked for Scholastic Inc., where he was responsible for developing collaborative electronic print and media publishing workflow systems and corporate digital archiving services.
Kathy Jordan holds a MA in History from Lehigh University, and an M.L.S. from Rutgers University. She came to The Library of Virginia in 2000 as a Research Archivist for 3 years. In 2003, she became the library's first Electronic Records Archivist. Kathy assumed the new position of Electronic Resources Manager in the IT Division in June 2005. Her current responsibilities include oversight and leadership in the management of electronic resources and
the Library's digital environment, balancing the needs of the library to maintain and increase its
digital web presence while ensuring that electronic records and archival mandates are met.
Bill Kehoe has been working in the Cornell University Library (CUL) system in the area of digital preservation for the past decade. During those years he has been fortunate to work with and learn from many of the persons presenting at this conference, through research projects in file format migration and in web archiving, and through involvement with CUL's Digital Preservation Management Workshop. For the past three years he has been working as the lead systems analyst and programmer for CUL's own OAIS and for CUL's portion of the MathArc Project, collaborating with colleagues at both Cornell and the Goettingen State and University
is the director of the DLF Aquifer Digital Library initiative. Her professional career has included experience in academic library systems, and in technical and public services. Prior to beginning her work with the Digital Library Federation in 2005, Kott was the head of cataloging and metadata services at Stanford University, where she is based. Before coming to Stanford, she led the implementation services department at Innovative Interfaces, Inc., coordinating the installation of systems at a wide range of libraries, including consortia. Katherine has pursued a theme of leveraging resources through collaboration in most of her work.
John Kunze is a preservation technologist for the California Digital Library and has a background in computer science and mathematics. His
current work focuses on archiving Web sites, creating long-term durable digital references (ARKs) to information objects, and specifying lightweight (kernel) metadata. Prior work includes major
contributions to the standardization of URLs, Dublin Core metadata, and the Z39.50 search and retrieval protocol. In an earlier life he designed, wrote, and ran UC Berkeley's first campus-wide information
system, which was an early rival and client of the World Wide Web. Before that he was a BSD Unix hacker whose work survives in today's Linux and Apple systems.
Melissa Kuo is a Web Designer for Digital Media Group, in the Digital Library and Information Technologies (DLIT) division at Cornell University Library. Before joining Cornell's digital library team, Melissa designed online information literacy tutorials at Hunter College Library and Stony Brook University Library, and was a Project Manager for print production and web development at Digital Pond, a graphics production company in San Francisco. Melissa has a B.A. in Art History from SUNY-Albany and an M.S. in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute.
Ann Lally is Head, Digital Initiatives Program, University of Washington Libraries.
Elisabeth Long is Co-director of the Digital Library Development Center at the University of Chicago. In that capacity she coordinates digital initiatives, manages the Library's web sites, is responsible for interface development for a wide variety of digital collections and databases, and collaborates with faculty to develop scholarly digital resources. She is also Director of the eCUIP project which provides a digital library for the Chicago Public School system. She holds an MLS from the University of Maryland HiLS and has recently received an MFA in book and paper arts from Columbia College Chicago. She serves on the editorial board of JAB: The Journal of Artists' Books.
David Loy is a programmer for the California Digital Library.
Constance Malpas is a Program Officer in the newly established OCLC Programs and Research Division, working with staff in the RLG Programs office in Mountain View, California. Her current responsibilities include leading a Programs and Research working group on mass digitization and shared print storage, and managing relationships with US and European academic research institutions in the RLG Programs partnership. Prior to joining RLG, she managed special collections digitization and projects in public health informatics at the New York Academy of Medicine and participated in an international project in multi-lingual natural language database design. Malpas pursued doctoral studies in the history of science at Princeton University, focusing on the conceptual and social organization of pathological anatomy in early nineteenth-century Paris. She maintains a special interest in knowledge organization and research practices in the sciences.
David McElroy works for the Office of the Harvard University CIO’s iCommons unit, responsible for developing, running, and improving learning management systems and portal software using software developed at Harvard.
Gary McGath is Digital Library Software Engineer, Harvard University Libraries.
David Mcknight is the founding Director of the Digital Collections Program, McGill University Library. Mr. McKnight has worked in the field of rare books and special collections and brings this expertise to his professional interest in producing and publishing scholarly digital collections.
After a ten year career as Director of the Digital Collections Program where he produced over thirty digital collections, he accepted the position of Curator, Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image, University of Pennsylvania in April 2006.
Sian Meikle has been the Digital Services Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries since 1999. She coordinates data exchange and local provision of the materials scanned by the Toronto Open Content Alliance mass digitization centre. She is also a member of the technical committee for Alouette Canada, the Canadian national open digitization initiative. Other roles include planning, design, and implementation of local digitization projects, and the development of online resources and services, with a focus on scholarly humanities initiatives. Past roles have included library instruction and reference service, and she still enjoys a good stint on the reference desk.
Liz Milewicz (Woodruff Library Digital Programs Team - Emory University) has developed documentation for new metadata tools and curricular materials for OAI-implementation training sessions and, as part of her work for the DLF Aquifer project, has surveyed Digital Library Federation institutions to determine how they assess the use of digital collections and services. Currently she manages a NEH-funded project to create an open access, web version of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database and provide for its future expansion and preservation. She holds an MLIS and an MA in English from The University of Alabama and is pursuing her doctorate degree in the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where she is studying the culture of academic libraries.
Danielle Mericle is the Digitization Lab Coordinator for the Digital Consulting and Production Services Unit at Cornell Universitys Olin Library. In addition to overseeing the creation of digital content for Olin Library, she serves as project manager for many of Universitys grant projects. Previously, she worked as the primary photographer for New York Public Librarys Digital Unit, working on such diverse projects as Making of America II, Utopia, and Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923. Danielle Mericle holds an MFA from Syracuse University, and has taught photography at a number of institutions, including Alfred University, Syracuse University, and Ithaca College.
Gordon Mohr leads software development for the Internet Archive's public and open source web archiving projects, including the Heritrix web crawler, NutchWAX archive search engine, and Wayback Machine archive browser.Before joining the Internet Archive, Gordon founded and led Bitzi, a collaborative digital media encyclopedia built by volunteers over the web. Previously, Gordon led the design and implementation of "Ding", an extensible all-Java peer-to-peer instant-messaging platform, for Activerse, an Austin-based startup acquired by CMGI in 1999. In 1995, Gordon helped create VisualWave, an early object-oriented web application server and development environment, for Sunnyvale-based ParcPlace Systems.Gordon has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley with a double-major in Computer Science and Economics.
Carole Moore is Chief Librarian, University of Toronto and Chair of the AlouetteCanada Steering Committee. AlouetteCanada is a national digitization effort with a mandate to build a thematically-focused aggregate collection.
Emerson Morgan is the Metadata Analyst for ARTstor. Emerson receives, analyzes and documents various metadata formats for use in the ARTstor Digital Library, which contains about 500,000 images of art, architecture and archaeology. He works with the ARTstor metadata team to improve discovery through browsing categories and vocabulary enhancements. Emerson has spoken on sharing descriptive image metadata at annual meetings of the Visual Resources Association and Museum Computer Network. He served as a guest contributor to the Union Catalog of Art Images (UCAI) project and has contributed to development of XML schemata for the VRA Core Categories and CDWA-Lite.
Emerson came to ARTstor in 2001. Between 1999-2001 he researched, cataloged, and archived images in visual arts, architecture, and material culture in the Arts Library Visual Resources Collection at Yale University. He received his A.B. from Vassar College and studied composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Evan Owens is Portico Chief Technology Officer, and serves as a member of the PREMIS working group.
Joseph Pawletko joined the Digital Library Program in NYU’s Division of Libraries in June 2005 as the Programmer/Analyst for the Hemispheric
Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL). His role in the Digital Library Program
evolved and he is currently serving as the technical lead for the Digital
Preservation Repository project. Mr. Pawletko holds a M.S. in Computer
Science from New York University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from
Chris Powell works for the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI), and is part of the Digital Library Federation TEI in Libraries Task Force.
Shifra Pride Raffelis Web Archiving Programmer for the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service, an NDIIPP project of the CDL's Digital Preservation Group. She does primarily Java programming at CDL and was one of the coders for the CDL's Digital Preservation Repository.
As part of her work on the Web Archiving Service, she has made code and documentation contributions to the Internet Archive's Heritrix crawler.
Past experience includes working at UC Berkeley, various dot-coms, and Lucent/Avaya.
Zahid Rafique is Information Architect, University of Southern California working on building a digital archive system with EMC Documentation 5.
Louis Reich is a Lead Principal Systems Engineer at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). He has a B.S Degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971 and 35 years of Information Technology experience. Mr. Reich is a leader in emerging digital information preservation technologies and co-authored the Open Archive Information System Reference Model (OAIS RM) that became an ISO Standard in 2002. He is currently the chairman of the Information Packaging and Registries Working Group in the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems and Co-investigator in the NASA/NARA research project on advanced information encapsulation, information models and procedures, and highly scalable ingest mechanisms. Recently, he was the co-chair of the GML and Cataloging Working Groups of the OpenGIS Consortium.
Mr. Reich has participated in the development of reference models and standards in many disciplines including, heterogeneous distributed database management systems, data dictionaries, object information models, geographic information systems query languages and registries He has also acted as an architect and designer of several registries and data and service cataloging and discovery protocols in the Earth Observation and Geospatial Information Systems domains.
Oya Reiger is Associate Director, Digital Library and Information Technologies, Cornell University Library.
Mema Roussopoulos is a faculty member at Harvard University in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the MosquitoNet Group at Stanford University.
Chris Ruotolo is Digital Services Manager for Humanities and Social Sciences and co-bibliographer for English at the University of Virginia Library. Before taking on her current role, she was Associate Director of the Electronic Text Center at Virginia. She is heavily involved with the Text Encoding Initiative and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She also teaches XML and XSLT workshops for the Association of Research Libraries. Chris holds a BA in literature from Yale and an MA in English from Virginia.
Donald Sawyer is a computer scientist at, and former interim Head of, the National Space Science Data Center at the Goddard Space Flight Center. He has a BS degree in Physics from the University of Rochester in 1963 and a Certificate of Candidate in Philosophy, Space Science, in 1967 from the University of Minnesota. He is the author of the AP-8 Trapped Proton Radiation Belt Model in use for the last 30 years. He is the designer and primary developer of a sophisticated, multi-parameter, science data extraction and algorithmic manipulation capability used to support coordinated analysis of data by teams of research scientists. Mr. Sawyer also established the NASA/Science Office of Standards and Technology (NOST) for standards information and standards development within the NASA related space science community in 1990. He is the chair of the Archive Ingest Working Group within the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, a working body for ISO TC20, SC13. He was co-editor of the "Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)." He is an advisory board member at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science on a project addressing the development of an international digital curation curriculum and is an active member of the Archive Certification Task Force under the leadership of RLG/OCLC and NARA.
Dawn Schmitz is the CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of American Popular Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She is currently managing digital projects that will increase the accessibility of the library’s visual, textual, and ephemeral resources related to the history of theatre. She also collaborates with archivists, librarians and teaching faculty in creating digital learning environments to help undergraduate students understand how to find and use primary sources. She has written on the history of visual advertising and on digital information literacy instruction. Her Ph.D. is in Media and Cultural Studies and her MLIS is in Archival Studies, both completed at the University of Pittsburgh in 2004.
Lauren Scott works as a Digital Collections Project Manager for Stanford University Libraries. Previously she worked in the technology industry for ten years, specializing in software product design and management.
David Seaman is Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation. Prior to that he was the founding director of the
Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library (1992-2002), a humanities digital library of texts and images. David Seaman holds a B.A. in English Studies from the University of East Anglia, Norwich (1984), an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut (1986), and has an incomplete Ph.D. in Medieval English at the University of Virginia. For the past ten years he has taught etext and internet courses in the annual Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. His published work includes studies of Chaucer, and he speaks and writes frequently on various aspects of humanities computing.
Tracy Seneca is the Web Archiving Coordinator for the Web-at-Risk NDIIPP grant at the California Digital Library. She earned an MLIS at UC Berkeley in 1995, and a Master of Arts in Applied Technology at DePaul University, Chicago in 2004. She has designed systems for tracking copyright clearance for electronic reserves and for delivering online research instruction for libraries. Within the last three years she has been a graduate student, faculty member, bibliographer and web developer, and so brings a rich range of perspectives to design work.
Clay Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client/server infrastructure that characterizes the Web. Current clients include Nokia, GBN, the Library of Congress, the Highlands Forum, the Markle Foundation, and the BBC. In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where he teaches courses on
the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology -- how our networks shape
culture and vice-versa.
Sarah Shreeves is Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), the institutional repository at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her previous positions at UIUC were the Coordinator for the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project and the Mellon-funded OAI Metadata Harvesting Project (2001-2002) at UIUC. Prior to coming to UIUC, Sarah worked for nine years in the MIT Libraries in Boston. She has a BA in Medieval Studies from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in Children's Literature from Simmons College, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from UIUC.
Adam Smith is a systems librarian at Cornell University Library.
Currently, he is a co-developer on the MathArc project to implement a distributed, interoperable system for the long-term preservation and dissemination of digital serial literature in mathematics and statistics.
MacKenzie Smith is the Associate Director for Technology at the MIT Libraries, where she oversees the Libraries' use of technology and its digital library research program. She is currently acting as the project director at MIT for DSpace, MIT's collaboration with Hewlett-Packard Labs to develop an open source digital repository for scholarly research material in digital formats. She was formerly the Digital Library Program Manager in the Harvard University Library's Office for Information Systems where she managed the design and implementation of the Library Digital Initiative there, and she has also held positions in the library IT departments at
Harvard and the University of Chicago. She holds a BA from the University of Washington, and
an MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in applied
technology for libraries and academia, and digital libraries and archives in particular.
Cory Snavely heads the Core Services unit within the University of Michigan's Library IT division. This unit works closely with others in Library IT to provide the server infrastructure, systems integration, and technological strategy that make up the technology foundation for the varied services of the library. Cory joined the University of Michigan Library in 1999 with a background in electronic publishing technology and Unix systems administration. He was involved with the implementation of Aleph in 2004, the launch of UM's institutional repository Deep Blue, and is involved in ongoing work with Google, but also still enjoys the light show as a RAID array rebuilds and occasionally uses duct tape in his daily work.
Andreas Stanescu is Software Architect, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Randy Stern has been Manager of Systems Development at the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems since 2004, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining digital library software and systems that support the academic and research mission of the University, including the Harvard Digital Repository Service and associated data ingest, cataloging and public access applications and web services. Before joining Harvard, Randy spent many years as a software developer, and was Vice President for Software Development at Captiva Software, Symbus Technology, and Kurzweil Computer Products - companies involved in document scanning, optical character recognition, and reading machines for the blind. He has a masters degree in EE/CS from MIT.
earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in July of 2006. His dissertation, entitled "The Siege of Jerusalem: An Electronic Archive and Hypertext Edition," was an electronic archive of the nine surviving manuscripts witnesses of an anonymous fourteenth-century alliterative poem; it comprises editions of each of them linked to images of all extant manuscript leaves. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, where he works on the Roman de la Rose Digital Surrogates Project and as a digital collections specialist in the Digital Knowledge Center of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.
Shigeo Sugimoto Professor, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies (GSLIMS), Director, Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. Dr. Sugimoto earned the Ph.D. in Information Science from Kyoto University in 1985. In 1983, he joined University of Library and Information Science, which became GSLIMS in 2002. He has been involved in digital library research at his school and in international communities since mid 1990's. His current main research interests are metadata and digital preservation. He is a member of Board of Trustees and Advisary Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. He is serving as a program co-chair of 9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2006, November 2006, Kyoto, Japan) and Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2007 (JCDL'07, June 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada).
Barbara Taranto is the Director of the Digital Library Program at The New York Public Library. She is responsible for overseeing all activities related to digital collections which includes the Digital Imaging Lab, the development of HADES, the Library's Digital Asset Management System, the establishment of DDR, the Library's Digital Data Repository, the creation of the web content application interface (WAP) and several large scale publicly accessible research resources including NYPL DigitalGallery (430,000 pictorial/graphic items) and the African American Migration Experience electronic monograph (30,000 items). In addition, Ms. Taranto is lead program officer for the Library's National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP) funded and supported by a partnership with the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is an active member of the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information and the Metropolitan Library Association and is currently working on a book titled The Digital Tithe.
Brian Tingle has worked for the University of California Libraries developing web based applications since 1996. He has been a user of Melvyl, the on-line catalog of the UC Libraries, since 1987, when he would often spend Saturdays or Sundays in the UC Riverside Libraries preparing for high school public speaking competitions, exploring new features of the catalog, and providing rouge computer support to patrons and staff. Since 2001 he has worked at the California Digital Library, where he is involved with technology and resource planning and systems development. His development work has been focused on ingest, access, and discovery systems for digital artifacts described by Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) Documents. He has been a member of the METS Editorial Board since 2002 and is currently serving as co-chair.
Denise Troll Covey, Principal Librarian for Special Projects, is responsible for conducting research to inform library administration and strategic planning. She keeps abreast of technological developments, their social implications, and the laws, policies, practices, and standards relevant to digital libraries. Her current projects are analyzing the Copyright Office's recommendations regarding orphan works, participating in the discussion of possible amendments to section 108 of the copyright law, and conducting a study of scholarly communication practices among Carnegie Mellon faculty. Her previous research, designed to increase the success and lower the cost of acquiring copyright permission to digitize and provide open access to books, was published by the Council on Library Information Resources in 2005. Ms. Covey serves on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Standards Development Committee where she is leading the initiative to develop rights expression and management for scholarly information. She was a Distinguished Fellow in the Digital Library Federation in 2000-2001.
John Tuck is Head of British Collections at the British Library since October 2002. Previously worked in various roles at the John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester (1977-1997) and was then Deputy to the Director of University Library Services and to Bodley's Librarian in the University of Oxford (1998-2002).
Michael Vandermillen is a Digital Library Software Engineer at Harvard University Library, Office for Information Systems. His primary responsibility is developing XML-based public access catalogs such as Harvard's Virtual Collections system and OASIS (Online Archival Search Information System). Previously, he worked as a software developer in private industry, and received an M.L.S from Simmons College in 1995.
Robin Wendler, Metadata Analyst in the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems, has been active in metadata standards development for over a decade. She participates in the design of library systems and services at Harvard and collaborative projects such as the NEH Sound Directions project with Indiana. She is a member of the METS Editorial Board, the RLG Union Catalog Advisory Group, the Digital Library Federation/OCLC Registry of Digital Masters Working Group, and has served on MARBI, the PREMIS Working Group and many other metadata initiatives.
She has published on automated authority control, preservation metadata, visual resource description and electronic resource description. She is far removed from her undergraduate degree in Classical Greek from the College of William and Mary, less far from her MLS from Syracuse University.
Michael Winkler is the Director of Information Technologies & Digital Development (iTadd) at the University of Pennsylvania. During his two years in this position he has brought tight coordination between the development of Digital Library efforts and the operation of Library systems. This collaboration has enhanced the Penn Library's ability to rapidly develop, deploy and operate technology solutions to meet the needs of learners, faculty, researchers and librarians at Penn. Before this, Winkler was the Library's Web manager and developer for five years and worked on implementing critical technologies for the delivery of web-based services and resources to the Penn community. Before coming to Penn, Winkler worked at North Carolina State University as Head of Systems and as Special Projects Librarian and oversaw the significant expansion of computing resources and infrastructure in the Library.
Winkler received his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994. He is certified as a Data Communications Technician by Northeastern University, and has a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Jeffery Young graduated Beta Phi Mu with an M.L.S. from Kent State University. He has been at OCLC since 1987 and works as a software architect in the Office of Research. His focus is on registries, web services, and support and integration of protocol standards such as OAI and OpenURL. His work on WikiD was recently integrated into OCLC's Open WorldCat and DeweyBrowser services to support user-contributed content. The potential of WikiD as a
general-purpose collaborative registry platform is currently being explored.