SPRING FORUM 2008
Micah Altman is Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, and Archival Director of the Henry A. Murray Research Archive. Dr. Altman (Ph.D., California Institute of Technology) serves as a Co-Principle Investigator in a number of sponsored research projects, promoting computationally reliable and efficient statistical methods; and the collection, sharing, citation and preservation of research data through the development of methodologies, standards, and open-source software tools.
Dr. Altman is on the editorial board of The Journal of Information Technology and Politics and has served on the board of The International Encyclopedia of Political Science and The Journal of E-Government; as a guest editor for The Social Science Computer Review, and Journal of Statistical Software; as the head of Information Technology and Politics section of the Midwestern Political Science Association conference, and as the president of the Information Technology and Politics organized section of the American Political Science Association.
Dr. Altman earned a Ph.D. in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to studying at CalTech, Dr. Altman worked as a software engineer in "Silicon Valley" developing software, courses, teaching and consulting on the subject of high-performance computing. He is currently researching statistical methods for analyzing redistricting plans, computational techniques to improve the accuracy and performance of statistical estimation, and digital library design and use. Dr Altman's homepage can be found at http://www.hmdc.harvard.edu/micah_altman/.
David Brunton (Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives). David Brunton is the project manager for NDNP software development. David joined the library in August 2007, following ten years in the private sector, where he worked on publishing and community software for non-profit organizations and publishing companies.
John Butler is Director of the University of Minnesota Libraries Digital Development Lab, which produces systems, architecture, integrations, and tools for the online research library. He also serves as Interim Associate University Librarian for Information Technology at Minnesota and provides leadership for state-wide digital library development, and multiple cross-institutional initiatives to build online environments in support of interdisciplinary scholars.
Eric Celeste brings over 15 years of library and 25 years of technology experience to his consulting. At MIT Eric shepherded the creation of DSpace, open source digital repository management software developed with HP and now deployed at hundreds of institutions worldwide. At the University of Minnesota Libraries he encouraged the development of the UThink blog service, a wiki-based staff intranet, LibData, and the University Digital Conservancy. He works with non-profit institutions on appropriate uses of technology for informing, communicating, and collaborating with their constituencies.
Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean of Libraries and the Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at Johns Hopkins University. He serves as principal investigator for projects funded through the 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.
Esha Datta is a programmer/analyst with the Digital Library Technology Services group at NYU's Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. In that capacity, she works on cross-walking various metadata standards and trying to provide better access to digital resources. Esha graduated with a MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jody DeRidder has been developing and implementing digital libraries for the past five years at the University of Tennessee Digital Library Center. She has an M.S. in Computer Science and another in Information Science. Her research interests include interoperability, usability, sustainability, and the potential capabilities of ontology applications.
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.
Michael Edson is the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution. He has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and new media at the Smithsonian, including digitization, public access to collections, networking, place-of-business applications, programming, project management, multimedia design and production, mobile platforms, Web and data strategy, and citizen-created content. Michael was the founding director of the Smithsonian's first blog, Eye Level (eyelevel.si.edu).
Previously, Michael was the Chief of Information Technology and New Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Head of Information Technology at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art. Michael has a BA from Wesleyan University. He is online a little at usingdata.net.
Carole Ann Fabian is ARTstor Director of Strategic Outreach and User Services. Prior to joining ARTstor, she served as Director of the University at Buffalo Educational Technology Center and as Project Director for UBdigit: digital collections at the University at Buffalo. As member of the University Libraries faculty, she previously served as subject specialist librarian for Art History, Architecture and Theatre & Dance. Previous appointments include: Project Archivist at the Rochester Institute of Technology Archives & Special Collections, and Associate Provenance Archivist at the J. Paul Getty Museum & Research Center.
Chad Fennell MLIS, is as web systems analyst and developer. He coordinates web services for the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota and participates in system-wide technology planning and development projects. He received his MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a BA in English Literature from the same.
Kyle Fenton is a technical manager in charge of software development and systems administration at Emory University Libraries, supervising a team of software developers, engineers and systems administrators. He manages the development and maintenance of a good portion of the libraries' cyberinfrastructure, including eReserves, ETDs, and a number of digital collections created for the Beck Center and MARBL. He also serves as technical supervisor for the libraries' sponsored projects, including MetaArchive, Southcomb, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database.
Kyle's recent focus has been on designing and building out Emory's digital repository architecture, including a planned rights management system.
Randall Floyd is a developer and database administrator for the Indiana University Digital Library Program and is the technical leader for IUScholarWorks, a set of services from the Indiana University Libraries to make the work of IU scholars freely available.
Heidi Frank is the Electronic Resources / Special Formats Cataloging Librarian at New York University. Her responsibilities include the cataloging of many formats, such as CD/DVD-ROMs, video-recordings, archival materials, web sites, online databases, e-books, and more. While her background has been in traditional cataloging, she is interested in database technologies and improving search interfaces, especially between various systems. She is also studying in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, which is providing an outlet for other web development projects and ideas.
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 works on a number of XML metadata standards, and played a key role in the development of MODS and MADS. She is chair of the PREMIS Editorial Committee and was co-chair of the OCLC/RLG PREMIS Working Group, which developed the PREMIS Data Dictionary. She is also rotating chair of the ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee on language codes.
Tom Habing is a Research Programmer at the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where for the past 10 years he has worked on various digital library projects. Tom currently spends half his time as a developer for the DLF Aquifer American Social History Online project. The remainder of his time is spent providing technical support for various ongoing projects at UIUC, including being the developer of the UIUC OAI Registry, providing technical leadership for the Library's NDIIPP ECHO DEPository grant project, and various internal projects. Tom's start in digital libraries was as lead developer on the Library's NSF funded Digital Library Initiative (DLI I) project, and the CNRI funded DLib Test Suite projects. Tom's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and his U.S. mail address is 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.
Martin Halbert is Director of Digital Programs and Systems at the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University. During the last five years he has served as principal investigator for approximately $4M in sponsored research into new models of scholarly communication and digital preservation. He is a doctoral graduate of Emory University, and has previously worked for Rice University, UT Austin, and the IBM Corporation..
James Halliday is a software developer with the Indiana University Digital Library Program. He was the primary software programmer and analyst for the IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana project. Prior to IN Harmony, he worked for several years as a developer for the Variations2 project. Currently, James is the programmer/analyst for the Sound Directions project, a joint project of Indiana University and Harvard University.
Cody Hanson is Technology Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, where he works on digital reference initiatives and is a charter member of the Libraries' Web Services Steering Committee. He is a 2007 graduate of the Dominican University MLIS program at the College of Saint Catherine. Prior to entering the world of libraries, he spent over five years creating web content and information architecture, working in the private, non-profit, and academic sectors.
Susan Harum is the Business Analyst for the Aquifer American Social History Online Project and is responsible for gathering and documenting functional requirements, helping to design and conduct acceptance testing, and coordinating assessment activities. She spent 9 years providing coordination and support activities for the National Science Foundation's Digital Libraries Initiative. Prior to joining the DLF, Susan was responsible for a revenue generating service of the Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she is based.
Martin Haye has been with the California Digital Library for six years. He is the primary designer of the eXtensible Text Framework, XTF, which has been through several major releases and is now used to search and display most of CDL's on-line collections. Martin has worked in information retrieval, graphics, and animation as a professional programmer for 16 years. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and brings a software engineering perspective to his work with archival information.
Harriette Hemmasi is the Joukowsky Family University Librarian at Brown, where she has oversight for the University's library system and provides leadership in the delivery and integration of information resources and new technologies into the campus' teaching, learning, and research environment. Since coming to Brown in the fall of 2005 Hemmasi's primary objectives have been to translate the University's goals and directions, especially those outlined in the Plan for Academic Enrichment, into actions for the Library; to build bridges between digital library initiatives and the broader set of campus technologies; and to establish the Library and its staff as active partners in the University's academic mission. Currently, Hemmasi is overseeing a $35 million capital campaign to improve Library facilities, services, and collections. The Brown University Library system, employing 160 staff and housing more than 3.5 million volumes, is comprised of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, the John Hay Library, the Sciences Library, the Orwig Music Library, the Art Slide Library, the Library Collections Annex, and the Annmary Brown Memorial. The Library's resources grow each year by more than 100,000 analog and digital items and the Library delivers an increasingly wide array of vital services to students and faculty across the Brown campus.
Hemmasi came to Brown from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she served as Executive Associate Dean of Libraries. While at IU, Hemmasi served as part of the Variations2 research team, helping develop the metadata schema and the Variation2 data model. She has also worked extensively on domain-specific search terminology and the development of a music thesaurus. From 1998 to 2000 Hemmasi was the Interim Associate University Librarian for Technical and Automated Services at Rutgers University and she served as music librarian at Rutgers, 1989-1998.
Hemmasi received her master's in library and information science from the University of California-Berkeley, a master's in music from Indiana University, and a bachelor's in music from Baylor University. She lived in Iran and taught music at Shiraz University from 1971-80.
Geneva Henry is the Executive Director for Rice University's Digital Library Initiative, managing and overseeing the research and operations of Rice's digital library projects and the Digital Media Center. She serves as the PI and Co-PI for a number of funded digital library projects and serves as a board member for several projects and organizations. From 2002 through 2005 Ms. Henry also served as the temporary Executive Director for the Connexions project at Rice. In 2006 she was a Distinguished Fellow with the Digital Library Federation for the Services Framework Initiative. Prior to joining Rice in 2000, she was a Senior I/T Architect and Program Manager with IBM, where she was heavily involved in planning, managing, and architecting a number of digital library solutions for universities and museums world-wide, as well as for the US Department of Defense. Her career has included applied research in artificial intelligence (expert systems and natural language processing), text search, data modeling, and digital libraries at IBM, TRW and the RAND Corporation.
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.
William Kehoe, programmer and systems analyst, has been working on the technical and organizational issues of digital preservation at Cornell University Library for ten years.
Michele Kimpton, Executive Director DSpace Foundation, is the Founder of the DSpace Foundation, a not for profit organization set up to provide leadership and support to the community of users of the DSpace open source software platform. The mission of the Foundation is to promote open access and preservation of the world's scholarly works. The DSpace open source software platform is freely available to anyone or any institution, wishing to preserve, manage and provide internet access to their digital collections. Prior to joining DSpace, Michele Kimpton was the Director at Internet Archive for five years. In her role she works closely with National Libraries, Archives and Universities to provide technical expertise and services in web archiving. She has developed partnerships with several of these institutions to collaborate on web archiving activities, including being one of the founding members of the International Internet Preservation Consortium. Prior to Internet Archive, Michele worked in the high tech industry, mainly in the private sector, for the last 20 years. Before coming to Internet Archive she was one of the co-founders of an Internet startup, eframes.com, an online digital imaging company. Over the past ten years of her career she has worked primarily in technical management and business development. She has worked and lived in both Europe and Asia during her career during her tenure at Raychem Corporation based in Menlo Park, CA. Michele has a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Santa Clara.
Katherine Kott is the director of the Digital Library Federation's DLF Aquifer program, aimed at bringing distributed digital library collections together to support scholarship, teaching and learning. Her professional career has included a wide range of responsibilities in libraries and information 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 arriving at Stanford, she led the implementation services department at Innovative Interfaces, Inc., managing the installation of integrated library systems around the world. She has promoted the idea of leveraging resources through collaboration throughout her career, including work as a systems librarian at Bates College and in law library technical services at Duke University. Kott is also studying collaboration and other organizational dynamics through the scholar-practitioner PhD. Program in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University, a distributed learning graduate university based in Santa Barbara.
Ardys Kozbial is the Technology Outreach Librarian in the University of California, San Diego Libraries where much of her current work is focused on digital preservation, especially in collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Additionally, she works on technology-based grant projects for UCSD, from grant writing to project management, depending on the needs of a particular project. Before coming to UCSD, Ardys spent 12 years working in architecture collections at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin, and Payette Associates (a Boston-based architecture firm) as a librarian and archivist. She received a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
Stacy Kowalczyk is currently the Associate Director for Projects and Services for the Indiana University Digital Library Program where she manages projects to develop both content and delivery systems. Prior to her current position at Indiana University, she as the Assistant Director for Software in the Office for Information Systems in the Harvard University Libraries where she managed the development of the technical infrastructure for Harvard's Library Digital Initiative. Besides her work in the Digital Library Program, she is also a Ph.D. student at Indiana University's School of Library and Information Science where her research interests are digital preservation and management of digital libraries.
Eric Larson is the Head of Digital and Computer Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wendt Library (Engineering). His work at Wendt Library surrounds leveraging web-based technologies to enable new digital services. He leads the development of the BibApp project, manages the web applications behind Wisconsin TechSearch--UW-Madison's cost-recovery document delivery service--and maintains previous development projects like LibStats and the Journal Value Project. Prior to joining Wendt Library, Eric assisted with the launch of the UW-Madison Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing. He has a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an MS in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John Mark 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. He is the chair of the DLF's ILS Discovery Interface Task Force. He has been developing discovery interfaces for digital resources since the early 1990s. Recent projects he has been involved with that use data from the ILS include subject map browsers and social tagging systems. He recently chaired a group that produced architectural recommendations for the next generation of DSpace. His other interests include copyright information, file format documentation and services, digital preservation, and open access.
Chick Markley is the Software Architect for the DLF Aquifer American Social History Online Project. Before that he was the CTO of the Personal Bee, a social media company built on RSS aggregation. Chick was also the original programmer and chief software architect of the library automation company, Innovative Interfaces, Inc one of the world's largest suppliers of computerized systems to libraries. Prior to working for Innovative Interfaces, Chick studied physics at the University of California Berkeley. Aside from his work on Aquifer, he vigorously pursues disparate interests in the cellular biology of the longevity problem, indigenous technology and sand volleyball.
Dharitri Misra is a researcher at the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical research at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, working on various aspects of digital preservation. Her work focuses on developing experiments and tools to help in the long term preservation of digital resources, and in the automated extraction of metadata from text documents using machine learning. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics, both from the University of Maryland.
Jen Mohan is a research associate with Intelligent Television. Previously, she was an account manager at Critical Mention, a television monitoring service in New York City. Among her research interests are moving image archiving and preservation, copyright law and media distribution, digital distribution of moving images, new technology, Internet culture and new media sharing and creation. Ms. Mohan graduated from Emerson College in 2000 with a B.A. in Film, concentrating on film history, theory and genre. She received her M.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2004 in Public History/Museum Studies with a concentration in Modern American Cultural History. In 2006 she earned her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University, where she wrote her thesis on the digital distribution of archival materials.
Steve Morris is Head of Digital Library Initiatives at NCSU Libraries, where he leads development of new digital projects and services. Previously Steve led the GIS data services program at NCSU. 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 principal investigator on a digital preservation project funded through the Library of Congress NDIIPP program. is Head of Digital Library Initiatives at NCSU Libraries, where he leads development of new digital projects and services. Previously Steve led the GIS data services program at NCSU. 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 principal investigator on a digital preservation project funded through the Library of Congress NDIIPP program.
Shane Nackerud is the Web Services Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Libraries, a position he has held for ten years. In this role, Shane manages the University Libraries web presence and the UThink blog project. Created for U of M faculty, staff, and students, UThink began in April 2004 and is now the largest academic blogging site in the United States. Shane's expertise/research interests relate to academic blogging, personalized/customized library interfaces, and library web design. In addition, Shane also teaches a graduate level course at the College of St. Catherine called "Internet Fundamentals and Design." He has a bachelor of arts in history from Augustana College and a master in library science from Indiana University.
James Nye is Bibliographer for Southern Asia at the University of Chicago Library and Director of the University's South Asia Language and Area Center. He is co-founder of the Digital South Asia Library, the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia, and the Center for South Asia Libraries. More recently he initiated and raised seed funding for the South Asia Union Catalogue, a self-sustaining program to document imprints from that world region from 1556 through the present.
Evan Owens is Chief Technology Office of Portico (www.portico.org), a not-for profit organization whose mission is to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and to ensure that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students. Prior to joining Portico, he worked for many years at the University of Chicago Press where he was responsible for the design and implementation of electronic publishing systems, including web peer review, electronic editing, SGML-based typesetting, and online e-journal
He has been active in the publishing technology community representing Chicago on the CrossRef board, participating in the CrossRef technical working group, as US representative to ISO 12083, and by giving presentations on SGML, XML and content management in a variety of different forums including AAP/PSP, SSP, AAUP, and the Seybold Conferences. In the preservation community, he was a member of the PREMIS working group and has spoken at IS&T, NDIIPP, and numerous other conferences. He currently serves on the advisory panel for the National Library of Medicine E-Journal DTD, the NISO/ALPSP Journal Article Versions working group, the Project Transfer Advisory Panel, and the NISO Standards Architecture Committee.
David Reynolds is the Metadata Librarian for The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University and serves on the Metadata Working Group for the DLF Aquifer Digital Library initiative. Previously he held various cataloging positions at Johns Hopkins University, Arizona State University, and Trinity University.
David Rumsey is President of Cartography Associates, a digital publishing company based in San Francisco, and is Chairman of Luna Imaging, a provider of enterprise software for online image collections. He was a founding member of Yale Research Associates in the Arts, a group of artists working with electronic technologies. He subsequently became Associate Director of the American Society for Eastern Arts in San Francisco. Later, he entered a 20 year career in real estate development and finance during which he had a long association with the General Atlantic Holding Company of New York and served as President and Director of several of its real estate subsidiaries; General Atlantic eventually became the Atlantic Trust, a Bermuda based philanthropic foundation that is one of the world's largest charities. Rumsey retired from real estate in 1995 and founded Cartography Associates, beginning a third career as a digital publisher, online library builder, and software entrepreneur.
Rumsey began building a collection of North and South American historical maps and related cartographic materials in 1980. His collection, with more than 150,000 maps, is one of the largest private map collections in the United States. In 1995, Rumsey began the task of making his collection public by building the online David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, www.davidrumsey.com. Currently the online Web site has over 17,000 high resolution images of maps from his collection. The site is free to the public and is updated monthly. Recently, Rumsey has been creating historical map projects both in Google Earth and the virtual world of Second Life.
In 2002, Rumsey was given an Honors Award from the Special Libraries Association for making his private map collection available to the public via the Internet. In the same year his map Web site won a Webby Award for Technical Achievement. The site has won numerous other Web awards and has been featured in Wired magazine, Mercator's World magazine, and on TechTV. Rumsey has lectured widely regarding his online library work, including talks at the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Digital Library Federation, Stanford University, Harvard University, and at conferences in Hong Kong, Mexico, Japan, United Kingdom, and Germany.
Rumsey received his BA and MFA from Yale University where he was a lecturer in art at the Yale Art School for several years. He serves on the boards of the John Carter Brown Library, the Internet Archive, the Long Now Foundation, the Stanford University Library Advisory Board, and is a trustee of Yale Library Associates and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Rumsey has contributed to several publications on cartography and the advent of GIS. In 2005 ESRI Press published "Cartographica Extraordinaire" which he co-authored with Edie Punt.
Joel Selanikio is a pediatrician, former Wall Street computer consultant, and CDC epidemiologist with a passion for combining computer science and public health to address health inequities in developing countries. He leads DataDyne.org's efforts to develop and promote new technologies for health, and is a pioneer in the promotion of open-source development for public health.
In his former role as an officer of the Public Health Service, Dr. Selanikio led the response to numerous foreign and domestic outbreaks, and served as the Chief of Operations for the HHS Secretary's Emergency Command Center in the aftermath of 9/11. He has received awards for outstanding service from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and other organizations, and was a recipient of a World Bank Development Marketplace Award in 2003. In 2005, he was given the Haverford Award for Humanitarian Service for his work in treating tsunami victims in Aceh, Indonesia (for which he was profiled in the Washington Post). Most recently, Dr. Selanikio's work on the development of the EpiSurveyor open-source data collection project has been featured in the Economist.
Dr. Selanikio holds a bachelor's degree from Haverford College, and an MD from Brown University, and is a graduate of the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship of the CDC. He continues to practice clinical pediatrics both as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and on the Emergency Response Team of the International Rescue Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Sarah Shreeves is the 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). She has been active in the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) and Shareable Metadata Best Practices Working Group, a joint initiative between the Digital Library Federation (DLF) and the National Science Digital Library to establish best practices for OAI data provider implementations and metadata interoperability. She also led the DLF Aquifer Metadata Working Group to establish a set of guidelines for shareable MODS records. Sarah's last position was as the Project Coordinator for the National Leadership Grant funded IMLS
Digital Collections and Content Project (DCC) based at the 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.
James Shulman currently serves as ARTstor's Executive Director. Prior to launching ARTstor, he worked at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for 9 years in a range of research, administrative and finance capacities. ARTstor is a non-profit institution with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning by assembling image collections from across many time periods and cultures and to support a wide range of educational and scholarly activities. The library, which is in use at over 950 institutions around the world, currently contains over 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities and social sciences and provides a set of tools to view, present and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Mr. Shulman received his BA and PhD from Yale in Renaissance
Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, an independent not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational organization dedicated to improving scholarly communication in socially responsible ways (http://educopia.org). Dr. Skinner also serves as Digital Projects Librarian for the Emory University Libraries, providing leadership and strategic direction for the library's digital initiatives that are supported through sponsored funding. She is a Co-Principal Investigator on the SouthComb Cyberinfrastructure for Scholars Project (http://southcomb.org) and co-director of the MetaArchive Cooperative, a distributed digital preservation service organization supported by the Library of Congress and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Dr. Skinner is a founder and an editorial board member of the peer-reviewed Internet journal, Southern Spaces (http://southernspaces.org). She serves on the DLF Aquifer Services Working Group and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program's Sustainability Committee and is on faculty for the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Stewardship of Digital Assets workshop series. She holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in American Studies from Emory University.
Will Snow is a Stanford EE grad and has spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur and general manager in startups, many with Stanford connections, resulting in 3 successful mergers by acquisition. He now manages the Self Archiving Legacy Toolkit project in the digital archives at Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Services.
Michael Stocking is the CEO of Armadillo Systems. He's worked building websites and interactive projects since 1991. Armadillo work with libraries and museums around the world to provide innovative solutions for access and interpretation. As well as the British Library, we work with The National Archives, the National Library of Ireland, the Wellcome Library, the Royal Society and others. Although best known for Turning the Pages we advise, consult and build custom solutions.
Deborah Thomas (Library of Congress/Serial & Government Publications Division). Deborah Thomas is the program coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program at the Library of Congress. Beginning her work in digital collection development at the Smithsonian Institution, Deborah joined the LC in 1998 and initially participated in the National Digital Library Program pilot and the production of international collaborative projects. She coordinated digital conversion of historical collections for the custodial divisions at LC, including participation in American Memory and other digital programs, before joining NDNP in 2005.
Jennifer Vinopal is NYU's Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives. She is a project manager in NYU's Digital Library Technology Services and is a member of the DLTS senior management team; and she is co-head of the Digital Studio, NYU's gateway to digital services supporting scholarship and teaching. Her background is in humanities scholarship, library collection development, and public service, and she is primarily interested in creating person to person services (on-site, remote, virtual, etc.) to encourage and support scholars' use of new communication technologies.
Rob Wolfe is the Head of the Metadata Services Unit at MIT Libraries. The Metadata Services Unit offers metadata design, development and production support to the MIT Community on a cost recovery basis. He is a member of the METS Editorial Board.
Glen Worthey is head of Stanford University Libraries' Humanities Digital Information Service, where he is responsible for creating, selecting and deploying content for the humanities community at Stanford, and is involved with the digitization of Stanford's own unique materials for distribution to the world.
Markus Wust is Digital Collections and Preservation at North Carolina State University and a former NCSU Libraries Fellow. His current projects include the implementation of digital preservation policies as well as managing digital publishing projects. Originally from Germany, he holds an M.A. in German Literature from the University of Georgia and a dual master's degree in Library and Information Studies and Humanities Computing from the University of Alberta.