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David Ackerman currently serves New York University in a dual appointment as Executive Director for eServices and for Digital Library Initiatives. He oversees academic and shared computing services in Information Technology Services and the Digital Library program under Dean Carol Mandel in NYU Libraries. David has been at NYU for 15 years. During that time, he has also served as technology consultant to the Soros Foundations, Expert on Mission to the United Nations, and the Founding Chairman of the Board of the New York chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY). He is the PI for NYU as a partner on two LC NDIIPP grants.

Noha Adly is the Director of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department and the International School of Information Science (ISIS) in Bibliotheca Alexandrina. She is an Associate Professor in the Computer & Systems Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cambridge University, UK in 1995. She was a Research Associate at AT&T Cambridge Research Laboratory (1995-1997) and a Visiting Researcher (1997-2000). Since 1997, Dr. Adly has been a Consultant for information systems to several firms. She has also served as Consultant to Bibliotheca Alexandrina for the design and installation of its network and its information system as well as the design and implementation of the library information system, namely a trilingual information system that offers full library automation. Dr. Adly is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society as well as several other scientific, social and humanitarian organizations. Her research interests are distributed systems, database systems and digital libraries. Dr. Adly is also author/co-author of more than 25 publications in peer reviewed journals and scientific conferences in the field of computer science and engineering.

Caroline Arms is the NDIIPP program officer for two of the eight initial Digital Preservation Partnerships. At the Library of Congress, she has played a technical role in managing and providing access to digital content, including analysing digital formats for sustainability, integrating twenty-seven collection from other institutions into American Memory, and making descriptive records for Library of Congress collections harvestable by others.

Edward Ayers is the Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He was educated at the University of Tennessee and Yale University, where he received his Ph.D. in American Studies. He has written and edited eight books. Vengeance and Justice: Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South (1984) won the J. Willard Hurst Prize for best book in American legal history. The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction (1992), a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, was named the best book on the history of American race relations and on the history of the American South. In 2003, In the Presence of Mine Enemies, War in the Heart of America 1859-1863 was published by W.W. Norton and Company. It has since received the 2004 Bancroft Prize for a distinguished book in American History and the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Award, for the best English-language book on the history of the US, Canada, or Latin America from 1492 to the present. In November 2003, he was named the National Professor of the Year for doctoral and research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Ayers pioneered in digital media with "The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War" -- http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/ The World Wide Web version of the project has attracted over 4 million visitors. The web and CD ROM version, published by W. W. Norton and Company in 2000, won the first annual eLincoln Prize for best digital work on the era of the American Civil War. President Clinton appointed Ayers to the National Council on the Humanities in 2000. Ayers has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto (1999-2000) and has served as the Fulbright Commission's John Adams Professor of American Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (1995). He was named to the Board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (2002), and to the Board for the National Council for History Education (2003).


Kristine Brancolini is the Director of Indiana University Digital Library Program. She is the supervisor of several internally and externally funded DL projects at IU, and has taught courses at the university on information resources, audio/video delivery, and collection management. She is widely published in the area of media management and is active in professional societies in library and information science.


Priscilla Caplan is the Assistant Director for Digital Library Services at the Florida Center for Library Automation, where she provides services to the libraries of the eleven state universities of Florida. She coordinates the PALMM program (Publication of Archival, Library, and Museum Materials), and is overseeing the development of the FCLA Digital Archive, a digital preservation repository. Caplan has been active in standards for digital libraries for many years. She chaired the NISO Standards Development Committee from 1997-2002. She chaired the committees that wrote and recently revised the NISO/IMLS Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. She currently co-chairs the OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata:Implementation Strategies (PREMIS), and the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party for the Exchange of Serials Subscription Information (JWP). Her publications include the book Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians, and numerous articles on standards, metadata, reference linking, and digital preservation.

G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Director for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He serves as principal investigator for projects funded through the Library of Congress, National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Mellon Foundation. He has oversight for the digital library activities and services provided by the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University.

Mark Conrad is an archives specialist working in the Research Division of the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program of the National Archives and Records Administration. In this position, he works with computer scientists and engineers from around the world and NARA staff to ensure that the ERA program takes advantage of the latest relevant technological developments in building ERA.

Morgan Cundiff is a Senior Standards Specialist in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress. He is responsible for work on the METS and MIX metadata standards and is also a member of the technical team responsible for building METS-based digital library applications, including "I Hear America Singing" (http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/ihas/) and the "Veterans History Project" (http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/vets-home.html). Before joining NDMSO three years ago he served in the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program where he was Project Leader for eight American Memory Music Division projects. Morgan has represented the Library of Congress on the METS Editorial Board since it was formed in 2001.


Gordon Dahlquist manages Columbia University's Academic Information Systems, R&D E-Publishing Services group. The group coordinates production, design, and editorial development for electronic publications, including Columbia International Affairs Online, Columbia Earthscape, Gutenberg-e, and DART.

Michelle Dalmau is the Interface and Usability Specialist for the Indiana University Digital Library Program, where she conducts iterative user studies and design. Her research interests include the integration of complex metadata structures into the browse and search functionality of online collections as well as pedagogic use of digital image resources. The many projects Michelle has contributed to include Film Literature Index (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/reference/fli/), Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/cushman/), and Letopis' Zhurnal'nykh Statei (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/reference/letopis/). Her undergraduate background is in English and Art History, and she recently completed dual Masters degrees in library and information science at Indiana University.

Tim DiLauro is the Digital Library Architect in the Library Digital Programs and Digital Knowledge Center of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1982, he has worked for JHU as a Programmer, Systems Programmer, and Sr. Systems Programmer, with a network programming and management component. He has been with the Sheridan Libraries since 1990. He has also worked as a consultant for several companies with Internet businesses. Since 1995, his project work has focused on designing systems to improve and simplify user access to information, including the development of access gateways and web proxies. His current work deals with the integration of multiple repositories with multiple services to support digital collections, learning, publishing, and preservation.


Joseph Esposito is President of Portable CEO, an independent consultancy providing strategy assessment and interim management to the information industries. Over the course of his career, Mr. Esposito has been associated with various publishers in all segments of the industry and was involved from an early time with new media publishing. He has served as an executive at Simon & Schuster and Random House, as President of Merriam-Webster, and CEO of Encyclopaedia Britannica, where he was responsible for the launch of the first Internet service of its kind. Among Mr. Esposito's clients are such technology companies as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard, various publishers of all stripes, and a growing number of not-for-profit organizations. Current projects include business development for a large not-for-profit institution, electronic textbooks, The Processed Book Project (experimental interactive texts), and consultation on mergers and acquisitions. He has participated in numerous trade shows and has written extensively in trade magazines and journals. He is currently researching new economic models for a post-copyright age. He can be reached at espositoj@gmail.com.

Leigh Estabrook is professor of library and information science, professor of sociology, and director of the Library Research Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the UIUC campus liaison to the Worldwide University Network and is active with the campus Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. From 1986-2001 she was Dean of the School. During that time GSLIS was ranked first among LIS schools in the United States and the School began its award-winning distance education offering of its professional master's degree program. Professor Estabrook is the author of almost 50 journal articles. She is a frequent consultant to library vendors, academic and public libraries. Among her recent grant funded projects are a study of "The Book as the Gold Standard for Promotion and Tenure in the Humanities and Social Sciences" funded by the Mellon Foundation and an "Institute on Outcomes Based Evaluation" funded by the United States Institute on Museum and Library Services. Dr. Estabrook received her Ph.D. from Boston University in sociology, her M.S. in library science from Simmons College and her A.B. in history from Northwestern University. In 2002 she received the Beta Phi Mu Award from the American Library Association for "distinguished service to education for librarianship." In 2003 she was awarded the Association for Library and Information Science Award for professional contributions to library and information science education.


Bernard Frischer is Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and Professor of Classics and Art History at the University of Virginia. Professor Frischer is a leading scholar in the application of digital technologies to humanities research and education. He is the founder and director of the Cultural Virtual Reality Lab at UCLA, which uses three-dimensional computer modeling to reconstruct cultural heritage sites. Frischer has overseen many significant projects, including virtual recreations of the Roman Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Frischer's research career reflects his interest in interdisciplinary approaches, and has included studies in the literature, philosophy, art history and archeology of Greece and Rome. He is the author of four books, including Shifting Paradigms: New Approaches to Horace's Ars Poetica, and The Sculpted Word: Epicureanism and Philosophical Recruitment.

Jeremy Frumkin is the first holder of the Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services at Oregon State University. Prior to that appointment, he was the digital library specialist at the University of Arizona Library. Jeremy is a co-PI on the DLF's Ockham Project, funded by the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library Program. As part of the grant, he is working with colleagues from Emory, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech universities on easier access to scientific data. He is also leading the team that is working closely with OSU's Institute for Natural Resources to provide local governments and state policy makers with easy access to current and historic information on Oregon's natural resources. The site - Virtual Oregon: A Natural Resources Library - will give users text, photographs and geo-spatial information, as well as reference other important natural resources sites.

Chris Frymann is an IT Division Head and works in Geisel Library at UCSD.


Rebecca Guenther is Senior Networking and Standards Specialist in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress. She has been in her current position since 1989 and at the Library since 1980. Her current responsibilities include work on national and international information standards. Some of her current activities include member of the NISO Standards Development Committee, co-chair of PREMIS, an OCLC/RLG working group on preservation metadata implementation strategies; participation in development of XML bibliographic descriptive schemas (MODS and MARCXML); member of the DCMI Usage Board, member of the DLF Registry of Digital Masters Working Group; rotating chair of the ISO 639 Joint Advisory Commmitee on language codes.


Kat Hagedorn is OAIster / Metadata Harvesting Librarian at the University of Michigan Libraries. She currently manages the OAIster project, a search gateway for OAI harvested records leading to digital objects, initially Mellon-funded in 2001-2002. She is also responsible for DLXS Bibliographic Class and co-coordinates the processing of Text Class materials. 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). She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and got her MLIS at the University of Michigan in 1996.

Martin Halbert is Executive Director for the MetaScholar Initiative at Emory University. He is a member of the NSDL Policy Committee, chairs the DLF Aquifer Services Working Group, and leads the NDIIPP MetaArchive Project. He is currently a principal investigator on the NSF OCKHAM Project, on DLF's IMLS OAI Project, and on a Mellon automated ontology generation project.

Charlotte Hess is the Director of Library and Information Services at the Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis, Indiana University-Bloomington. She is also the Founder and Director of the Digital Library of the Commons; and is the Information Officer for the International Association for the Study of Common Property. Recently Hess has been collaborating with Political Economist, Elinor Ostrom, writing on "knowledge as a commons." They have written two papers: "Ideas, Artifacts, and Facilities: Information as a Common-Pool Resource." 2003. Law and Contemporary Problems 66:111-145 http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/66LCPHess ; and "A Framework for Analyzing Scholarly Communication as a Commons." 2004. http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/archive/00001244/. Currently, Hess and Ostrom are working on a book.

Brian Hoffman is an information architect and web developer with Columbia University's Academic Information Systems. His work focuses on the production of electronic publications that contain libraries of digital and digitized resources.


Dazhi Jiao is a System Analyst and Programmer of the Digital Library Program and Library Electronic Text Resource Service (LETRS) at Indiana University. David has 5 years of experiences in software and web application development. He has actively involved in the design and implementation of several digital library collections at Indiana University as the key developer. David holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Leslie Johnston is the Director of Digital Access Services at the University of Virginia Library, where she manages digital library program components supporting the collection, management, and dissemination of digital content. Previously, she served as the Head of Instructional Technology and Library Information Systems at the Harvard Design School, where she managed the implementation of instructional technology projects for faculty and coordinated information systems and new media projects for Design Library. Prior to that, Ms. Johnston worked as the Academic Technology Specialist for Art for the Stanford University Libraries, Systems Project Coordinator at the Historic New Orleans Collection, and as Database Specialist for the Getty Research Institute. Ms. Johnston also served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Museum Computer Network, and was founding editor of ESpectra, the MCN news portal for the cultural heritage information management community.


William Kehoe is a Programmer/Analyst Specialist in the Cornell University Library system. After contributing to several of Cornell's digital libraries, including the USDA Economics & Statistics System and the Cornell Geospatial Information Repository, he became involved with digital preservation research in 1998, working on a CLIR-funded project on file format migration. Recently he has participated as an instructor in Cornell's Digital Preservation Management Workshops, and on the technical team for a multi-institution Political Communication Web Archiving project. He is currently the EATMOT project manager for the Cornell Library team building a federated archive of mathematical journals in collaboration with the Göttingen SUB.

Corey Keith is a Digital Project Coordinator at the Library of Congress.

Katherine Kott 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. Most recently, 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 a major ILS vendor, coordinating the installation of systems at a wide range of libraries, including consortia.


Brian LaVoie is a Research Scientist in the Office of Research at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Since joining OCLC in 1996, he has worked on projects in many areas, ranging from expanding and updating the Cutter tables, to analyzing the content of the Web. Brian's research interests include the economics of information, digital preservation, and the development of harvesting and content analysis tools for the Web.

Ann Lally is Head of the Digital Initiatives program at the University of Washington Libraries where she is responsible for the coordination of digital-based projects throughout University of Washington Library system including the implementation of an institutional repository service. She is also involved in the Libraries Digital Scholarship initiative activities which include new media documentation and access, and geo-spatial data visualization. She served as the Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona Management Information Systems Department for two and a half years; before that she was the Architecture Librarian for the University of Arizona Library.

Ray Larson. Ray Larson's research is focused on the design and performance evaluation of information retrieval systems, and the evaluation of user interaction with those systems and he is the primary developer and architect for the Cheshire II and III Information Retrieval Systems. His background includes work as a programmer/analyst with the UC Division of Library Automation (DLA) where he was involved in the design, development, and performance evaluation of the UC public access online union catalog (MELVYL). In addition much of his research has concentrated on the design and evaluation of Digital Libraries. Prof. Larson was a faculty investigator on the Sequoia 2000 project, where he was involved in the design and evaluation of a very-large-scale, network-based, information system to support the information needs of scientists studying global change. He was also a faculty investigator on the UC Berkeley Environmental Digital Library Project (One of the 6 original digital library projects sponsored by NSF, NASA and DARPA) that developed a very large environmental information system providing access to information on the California Environment and on "Re-inventing Scholarly Information Dissemination and Use". Prof. Larson was the principal investigator for the "CHESHIRE Demonstration and Evaluation Project" sponsored by the US Dept. of Education, that developed a next-generation online catalog and full-text retrieval system. He was a co-principal investigator for the "Searching Unfamiliar Metadata Vocabularies" project sponsored by DARPA. Prof. Larson was also the principal investigator of the "Cross-Domain Resource Discovery: Integrated Discovery and Use of Textual, Numeric and Spatial Data" project sponsored by NSF as part of the International Digital Libraries program. Prof. Larson’s current research is concerned with effective retrieval of XML, Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR), and Grid-Based Digital Libraries. He is co-principal investigator on the "Support for the Learner: What, Where, When, and Who" project funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and a participant in the National Text Mining Centre program in the U.K., in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester. Prof. Larson also serves as Associate Dean of SIMS.


Danielle Mericle is the Digitization Lab Coordinator for the Digital Consulting and Production Services Unit at Cornell University Library. In addition to overseeing the creation of digital content for Cornell Library, she also serves as project manager for many of University's faculty grant projects. Previously, she worked as the primary photographer for New York Public Library's Digital Unit, working on such diverse projects as Making of America II, Utopia, and Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923. Prior to that, she worked as a imaging specialist for University of Georgia's Library Photo Services. Additionally, Danielle Mericle has taught all levels of photography at a number of institutions, including Alfred University and Syracuse University; currently she works as an adjunct professor at Ithaca College. She holds a BFA and an MFA in Photography.

David Millman manages IT research & development in the libraries and in academic computing at Columbia.

Reagan Moore is Program Director of Data Intensive Computing Environments at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Moore has a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego, (1978) and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1967). He coordinates research efforts on application of the Storage Resource Broker distributed data management system to digital libraries, data grids, and persistent archives for 13 research grants ranging from the NSF National Virtual Observatory, to the NSF National Science Digital Library persistent archive, to the DOE Particle Physics Data Grid, and the NARA Prototype Persistent Archive.

Steven Morris is Head of Digital Library Initiatives at NCSU Libraries, where he leads development of new digital services. He has worked at NCSU since 1997 and was previously Head of Data Services. Before joining NCSU, Steve was Technical Services Librarian at the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Berkeley. He holds Bachelor's and Masters' degrees in Geography from CSU Chico in addition to an MLS from University of California, Berkeley. Steve is currently PI on a digital preservation project funded through the Library of Congress NDIIPP cooperative agreement program.

Roel Muñoz, Library Digital Projects, Princeton University

Leslie Myrick is a Digital Library Programmer/Analyst for the NYU Digital Library Team, where she specializes in XML/XSLT/METS development and database integration for digital project management. She is at present the Project Team Leader for the NYU arm of the California Digital Library-led "Web at Risk" DPP Partnership. Previously, as Technical Team Leader for the CRL Political Web Archiving Project, she explored the automated extraction of descriptive and technical metadata from archived web resources into METS-generating databases; scripted an XSLT-based METS website viewer; and prototyped METS Profiles for website objects. She holds academic degrees in Classical and Celtic Languages and Literatures.


John Ockerbloom is a digital library architect and planner for the University of Pennsylvania Library. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon. His areas of interest include digital preservation, online learning systems and their relationships to digital repositories, distributed knowledge bases, and enhancing open access to information. Since the 1990s, he has worked on systems to aid in the documentation and use of digital formats, including his current work on TOM and Fred, which is funded by the Mellon Foundation. He has written papers and given presentations for such groups as the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, RLG DigiNews, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. He also edits The Online Books Page.

Ann Okerson has served as Associate University Librarian at Yale University, following 15 years of academic library and library management experience and in the commercial sector, and service ase a senior program officer at the Association of Research Libraries. At Yale, she has organized the Northeast Research libraries consortium (NERL), a group of 26 large research libraries and 40 affiliates. NERL negotiates licenses for electronic information and engages in other forms of cooperative activity. Ms. Okerson serves as one of the active, founding spirits of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC).

Ms. Okerson's activities include numerous projects, publications, advisory boards, and speaking engagements around the world, as well as professional awards. In 1997, with funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources, she and the Yale Library staff mounted an online educational resource about library licensing of electronic content in a project called LIBLICENSE. Its extensive annotations and links are complemented by Liblicense-l, an international, moderated online discussion list frequented by 2700 librarians, publishers and attorneys. In 1998, she secured an additional grant and created Liblicense software that enables the users to generate a customized license using standard language options. In April 2001, the Digital Library Federation endorsed the Project's work on a Model Electronic License for academic research libraries. Other recent activities include being a Principal Investigator on several cutting-edge grants, including digital preservation and most recently a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for building a database of Middle East serials ($450,000).


Joy Paulson is the Preservation Librarian at Mann Library, Cornell University. Besides being responsible for traditional preservation activities, she is involved in developing digital collections, such as CHLA (Core Historical Literature of Agriculture) and HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, and History). While she has focused mainly on digital imaging of historical print materials, Joy has recently also begun working on projects to convert analog audio recordings to digital. Before coming to Cornell in 1999, she was Head of Reformatting and Replacement Services in the Preservation Division at the University of Michigan where she participated in the Making of America projects.


Clay Redding is the Metadata Librarian at Princeton University.

Andy Revelle is the Library Coordinator at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University as well as the Assistant Director of the Digital Library of the Commons. He earned his B.A. in Russian Language and Literature at the State University of New York at Albany in December, 1996. Andrew has an M.A. in Russian history (2000) and an MLS (2004), both from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Oya Rieger is the Associate Director of the Digital Library and Information Technologies division at the Cornell University Library. She manages the Library's Digital Media Group and coordinates the Digital Consulting and Production Services ( http://dcaps.library.cornell.edu). Rieger also serves as the Coordinator of Distributed Learning and facilitates the development of new policies and programs in support of technology-mediated instruction. She has a diverse background in digital libraries, including coordinating the development of the USDA Economics and Statistics System, conducting research on imaging and digital preservation, managing the creation and maintenance of digital collections, and implementing usability studies. She serves on several national and international task forces, including co-chairing a NISO committee on technical metadata for image collections. She has a B.S. in Economics, an M.P.A. (Public Administration), and an M.S. in Information Systems.

Jenn Riley is the Metadata Librarian with the Indiana University Digital Library Program. In addition to METS Navigator, the subject of her joint DLF Spring Forum 2005 presentation, she currently works on a number of other digital library projects, including the NSF-funded Variations2 Digital Music Library, the NEH-funded Ethnomusicological Video for Instruction and Analysis, and the IMLS-funded IN Harmony Indiana Sheet Music collaborative project. She holds Bachelor's and Masters' degrees in music in addition to an MLS.

Tom Robertson earned his B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He is the Assistant Director and Technical Manager of the LOCKSS Program at the Stanford University Libraries. He has been with the LOCKSS Program since 2001. He is currently working to build a technical community around the LOCKSS software and to make LOCKSS work with existing technologies including OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). Before joining the LOCKSS Program he worked at HighWire Press.

Richard Rodgers joined MIT's Digital Library Research Group in 2003 to work on DSpace - a digital repository software platform. His current project is a NARA-sponsored effort to examine the integration of DSpace with data grids, using SDSC's Storage Resource Broker. He is also involved in promoting an open source development community around DSpace. Prior to MIT, he worked in the commercial sector in a variety of software development engineering and managerial positions.

Gloria Rohmann is the Head of Media & Electronic Services at NYU Libraries, where she runs the Avery Fisher Center, one of the largest academic media centers, and coordinates end-user electronic services. She pioneered the use of streaming media services at NYU and established one of the first multimedia electronic reserve services. She spearheaded development of the first NYU Libraries web and several subsequent redesigns, coordinates remote authentication and OpenURL services. She is currently on sabbatical leave; as the second part of her research project (to be conducted in Fall 2005), she will be testing the efficacy of video "surrogates" (textual and non-textual representations of multimedia content) for video information retrieval.


Suzanne Samuel is Digital Preservation Project Manager at the California Digital Library. She manages the UC Libraries Digital Preservation Repository and is part of the "Web At Risk" team, a project funded by the Library of Congress's NDIIPP program. Prior to her work in digital preservation, Suzanne served as program coordinator for CDL's eScholarship program and managed the eScholarship Repository.

Dr. Robert Sanderson is currently a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. He completed his interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Information Science and Medieval French in 2003, and he has been working on the Cheshire Information Retrieval System in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley since 2000. He is the Senior Editor for the SRW/U Information Retrieval protocol.

Mark Sandler is Collection Development Officer for the University of Michigan University Library, with general oversight responsibility for Library's print and electronic resources. In his current and prior roles at Michigan, Mark has benefited from close collaboration with his digital library colleagues, including those from Michigan's Digital Library Production Service and the Scholarly Publishing Office. In recent years he has been involved with the development of the Text Creation Partnership, housed at Michigan, that is creating tens of thousands of accurately keyboarded and encoded editions of early printed works from England and America.

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.

Tsering Wangyal Shawa is a Geographic Information Systems Librarian at Princeton University. In this role, Mr. Shawa is responsible for the design, launching, and management of an automated digital cartographic and geospatial information service in a campus-wide networked environment. He has widespread experience in geospatial data selection, software and hardware and holds degrees in the areas of library science, education, geography, and cartography. He is an active member of the American Library Association Map and Geography Round Table (ALA MAGERT). He was elected the chair of ALA MAGERT for 2005-2006. Currently he is the chair of Geographic Technologies (GeoTech) Committee of ALA MAGERT, and is a representative of the American Library Association Map and Geography Round Table to the Cartographic Users Advisory Council (CUAC). He was selected by the National Research Council and the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s Homeland Security Working Group to study and publish reports on "Licensing Geographic Data and Services" and "Guidelines for Providing Appropriate Access to Geospatial Data in Response to Security Concerns." Recently, he was selected as committee member of New Jersey Geospatial Data Sharing and Security Task Force. He was born in Tibet and has lived and taught geography and cartography to high school and undergraduate students in India, Nepal, Kenya, and Sudan.

Sarah Shreeves is the Project Coordinator for the IMLS Digital Collections and Content Project (DCC) based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her experience with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting is grounded in both the IMLS DCC project and the Mellon funded OAI Metadata Harvesting Project (2001-2002) at UIUC where she worked as a graduate assistant and project coordinator. 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.

Tito Sierra is a Digital Technologies Development Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries. Before NC State, he worked as a Program Manager and Web Developer at Amazon.com. He has a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MS in Information Management from Syracuse University.

Katherine Skinner is the Scholarly Communications Analyst for the MetaScholar Initiative based at Emory University. She also currently serves as the Managing Editor of Southern Spaces, a peer-reviewed internet journal and scholarly forum: http://www.southernspaces.org. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently completing her Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University (expected 2005).

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 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, and she has also held positions in the library IT departments at Harvard and the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in applied technology for libraries and academia, and digital libraries and archives in particular.


Steve Toub is Web Design Manager at the University of California's California Digital Library, where he oversees the user experience design and web production teams. He has a B.A. in Theology from Georgetown University and an M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan.


John Walsh is the Associate Director for Projects and Services of the Indiana University Digital Library Program, where he coordinates the activities of the program and manages select projects and initiatives. He has been working with digital text and image collections and other digital library content creation and delivery for over ten years. His main area of expertise is in the development of XML full-text literary and humanities digital collections. Current projects include The Swinburne Project , a digital collection of the works of nineteenth-century British poet Algernon Charles Swinburne; the Chymistry of Isaac Newton , a digital edition of Isaac Newton's alchemical writings; and CBML , or Comic Book Markup Language, a TEI-based XML vocabulary for encoding comic books and graphic novels. He has a Ph.D. in English literature and is active in the digital humanities field, researching the application of XML-related technologies to the preservation, presentation, and analysis of literary texts and pop culture media.

Glen Worthy is head of the Humanities Digital Information Service in the Stanford University Libraries. In addition to managing the creation, licensing and delivery of digital full-text (SGML/XML) and image collections for humanities scholarship, he has also run a number of special projects, including an innovative program in the digital delivery of interlibrary loan monographs.

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