Lorcan Dempsey is VP, Research, OCLC. He oversees the work of the Office of Research and participates in OCLC's Strategic Leadership Team.
Before this he worked in the UK as, at times, Director of the UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN), founding Director of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN), and Director of the Joint Information Systems Committee's Distributed National Electronic Resource (JISC, DNER).
Lorcan Dempsey writes and talks about libraries and networked information. He is interested in the impact of changing patterns of research and learning on libraries, in libraries as public institutions, and in the architecture of digital information environments. He is a native of Dublin, Ireland, where he worked for some years in public libraries.
For additional information on selected publications see: http://www.oclc.org/research/staff/dempsey/
Carl Lagoze teaches at and co-directs the research program in Web Information Systems and Digital Libraries in the Faculty of Computing and Information at Cornell University. His research areas include metadata, interoperability architectures and protocols, and object models. Along with Herbert Van de Sompel, of Los Alamos National Laboratory, he serves as the executive of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), which develops and promotes a standard for metadata harvesting. Mr. Lagoze is principle investigator on a number of National Science Foundation and private foundation grants. Beginning this year he is assuming the role as Director of Technology for the NSF-funded National Digital Library for Science Education (NSDL).
Debbie Campbell is the Director of Coordination Support Branch, a small team attached to the Executive Office of the National Library of Australia with a special remit to provide liaison and research services nationally and internationally in both the cultural and education sectors.
Debbie's background is in information technology, with an initial focus on the maintenance of large databases including the National Bibliographic Database. This led to research into information delivery via the Web, provision of advice on standard metadata practices, and coordination of the Australian Subject Gateways Forum.
In recent times, Debbie has been a project manager for several collaborative developments including the highly successful PictureAustralia service. During 2001, she spent three months working with the U.K.-based Office of the JISCs Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER). She is currently developing a new service to provide enhanced access to digital Australiana.
David is the Senior ICT Adviser within the Libraries and Information Society Team (LIST) of Resource.
David studied Archaeology at Durham University, and completed the Museum Studies Course at Leicester in 1985, and later becoming an Associate of the Museums Association in 1988.
His first post in a museum was working on a documentation project, completing cards for the archaeology collections of the Museum of Sussex Archaeology. He then worked for Canterbury City Museums, becoming Curator of Human History. While in Canterbury he worked on the displays of the new Canterbury Heritage Museum, and helped commission a new museum store. In 1988 he moved to Oxfordshire Museums Service as Assistant Keeper of Antiquities, taking on responsibility for documentation in the County. He then became Curator of the County Museum and Head of Documentation.
He joined mda in 1992, as Business Manager of mda Services, before becoming Outreach Manager (ICT), giving advice and training to museums in documenting their collections, with a focus on helping small museums as well as working with a number of museums in the UK and abroad. Whilst at mda, he was closely involved in the development of the Aquarelle Project.
In 1998 David joined the Museums & Galleries Commission as New Technology Adviser, before becoming Senior ICT Adviser. He managed the DCMS/Resource IT Challenge Fund, and is currently working on a range of other projects and strategic developments. He represents Resource on many different Groups and initiatives including:
UK Co-ordinator of the EU Digitising Content Together initiative - an e-Europe action.
David Green is the founding executive director of the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, a diverse coalition of 100 educational institutions and cultural organizations dedicated to assuring leadership from the cultural community in the evolution of the digital environment. NINCHs 2002 program includes: publication of the NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials; release of a prototype of an international database of digital humanities projects; a fourth series of national Copyright Town Meetings and a conference on creating a Copyright Action Agenda for the cultural community; and a conference bringing the best work of computer scientists and humanities practitioners together under the aegis of Computer Science & the Humanities. David Green has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University (1982) and has worked with the contemporary arts since 1984. Prior to directing NINCH, he was Director of Communications at the New York Foundation for the Arts, where he was instrumental in the development of Arts Wire, the nations largest online network for the arts community.
Joyce Ray is Associate Deputy Director for Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-funding agency located in Washington, DC [in the same building as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities]. She is an archivist by training and has a master's degree in library science as well as a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to IMLS in 1997 she was with the National Archives and Records Administration for 10 years, and prior to that she was head of special collections at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Maggie Jones's background is as a librarian, working for several years at the National Library of Australia before returning to the UK in 1999. Since then she has worked on a number of digital preservation projects, working with the AHDS and JISC, and was project manager for the final year of the Cedars project until April 2002. Since then Maggie has begun working on another JISC funded project, looking at archiving issues for licensed e-publications
Meg Bellinger is Vice President of OCLC Digital and Preservation Resources, a newly formed division that focuses on solutions for managing the life cycle of information objects. She has been with OCLC since 1993, when she became President of OCLC's Preservation Resources, a state-of-the-art reformatting service jointly founded in 1985 by Columbia University Libraries, Cornell University Library, Princeton University Library, New York State Library, and the New York Public Library.
Formerly, Meg was Vice President of Editorial Development and Preservation at Research Publications International, part of the Thomson Library Group. Since completing her MLS in 1984, she has participated in the development of RLG Guidelines, model contracts, and numerous other standards activities.
Meg serves on the Board of the UK Digital Preservation Coalition and
on the Steering Committee of the Digital Library Federation. In addition,
she co-chairs the OCLC-RLG Working Groups for the Attributes of a Digital
Archive and Preservation Metadata and is also a member of the Advisory
Group for the Image Permanence Institute.
Dale Flecker has been responsible for information technology in the Harvard University Library for over 20 years. He has been heavily involved with both the developemnt of integrated library systems and with digital libraries.
Phillip Long is a Senior Strategist for the Academic Computing Enterprise at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In this role, he leads the Academic Computing Support Team and works in the Academic Media Production Service (AMPS) to provide direction in applying MIT Information System resources to support the integration of technology into the curriculum. Dr. Long serves on the I-Campus project team, which is developing technologies for teaching in partnership with Microsoft Research. He also leads the CrossTalk faculty technology forum at MIT and is an associate of the MIT Teaching and Learning Lab. As a member of the leadership team for the Open Knowledge Initiative, a Mellon-funded project to develop an open source learning management system for online instruction, he coordinates OKI outreach activities.
Dr. Long's professional activities include 2002 Syllabus Conference Board as past Chairperson; columnist on Technology Trends in Syllabus Magazine; and Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning of the NLII. Dr. Long is also a Senior Associate with the TLT Group, the AAHE technology affiliate. He has shared his knowledge and expertise at numerous conferences and through many invited presentations.
Dr. Long enjoys running, birding and maintains his fragile state of mental health through an avid dedication to sailing.
Alan Robiette is Programme Director for Authentication and Security within the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), which provides national infrastructure and services for UK further and higher education.
Alan is a physical scientist by training and pursued a teaching and research career in chemical physics for a number of years. Following a move into IT management, he was an IT Director for some 15 years, working in some of the country's leading HEIs. He is a former member of the Computer Board for Universities and Research Councils, and has served on numerous national committees and other bodies related to computing and computational research.
Diego Lopez is the coordinator of the Middleware Area of RedIRIS, the Spanish National Academic Network. He graduated in Physics at the University of Granada in 1985 and joined the Conformance Testing Division of Telefonica I+D, working in several projects related to e-mail and directory services. From 1992 to 2000 was member of the technical staff of CICA, a supercomputing facility in Southern Spain, acting as the responsible for network services. In January 2000 he joined RedIRIS. His current work is focused on semantic Web interfaces and security-enhanced services.
In her capacity as Vice President and Chief Analyst, Ms. Healy leads the company's research agenda and is the firm's primary spokesperson identifying, writing and speaking about key information content industry trends. In addition to leading Outsells research agenda, Ms. Healys analytic focus is the education and training information marketplace, including higher education and schools, distance learning, scholarly communications, and corporate training. Ms. Healy studies end-user behaviours, preferences, and use patterns, and on their impact on both the information supply and buy-side functions of the education market. She has extensive experience in information publishing and technology, as well as the areas of reference sources, e-books and e-journals, subscription and book agents, and library technology tools and processes, and advises a broad range of Outsell clients on these issues. Ms. Healy has made recent presentations on Outsells end-user research to the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, and MINITEX.
Prior to joining Outsell, Ms. Healy led her own business strategy and market development consulting practice, guiding prominent education companies and institutions in strategic planning, research, market development, and organizational transformation. Ms. Healy's previous experience includes senior executive positions with Primary Source Media (The Gale Group) and The Faxon Company. Ms. Healy received her M.Ln. in Library and Information Science and her B.A. with Honors in English from Emory University. Outsell, Inc. is a research and advisory firm that focuses exclusively on the Information Content Industry, delivering high-quality, fact-based research, analysis and advice about content strategy, deployment and use to a wide range of vendors, buyers and users of information.
Duane E. Webster is Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries, an organization representing 123 major research libraries in North America. The mission of ARL is to identify and influence forces affecting the future of research libraries in the process of scholarly communication.
Duane received his M.A.L.S. from the University of Michigan in 1964, and worked in research, public, and special libraries before joining ARL in 1970 to establish the ARL Office of Leadership and Management Services (OLMS).
Duane was appointed Executive Director of ARL in 1988. In this capacity, he has helped establish the ARL Office of Scholarly Communication in 1990; the Coalition for Networked Information co-sponsored by ARL and EDUCAUSE; and, most recently in 1998, SPARC - the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. All of these organizations are actively working to transform the current the current system of scholarly communication with the goal of moving toward a more sustainable, productive, and accessible system.
Fred Heath is Dean of the University Libraries at Texas A&M University, consisting of the Sterling C. Evans Library, the Medical Sciences Library, the West Campus Library, the Cushing Memorial Library, and the Policy Sciences and Economics Library. He holds the Sterling C. Evans Endowed Chair.
He was elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in October 2001. ARL is a not-for-profit membership organization of over 120 libraries at North American research institutions. He also serves on ARL's Scholarly Communication Committee and on the steering committee of the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
Dr. Heath is co-principal investigator (along with Colleen Cook, Duane Webster and Martha Kyrillidou) of a three-year grant to measure service effectiveness in academic research libraries. The grant is funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and managed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Texas A&M University. He is co-principal investigator of a second collaborative grant between Texas A&M University and ARL which has been approved for funding by the National Science Foundation. "Developing a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) LibQUAL+ Protocol" will receive funding of $245,737 over a three-year period to adapt the LibQUAL survey for use in the Science, Math, Engineering and Technology Education Digital Library community.
He makes frequent presentations at national and international library and information conferences on digital libraries, LibQUAL+ and service issues in ARL libraries. He has published extensively on library service and management issues. He has served as President of the Virginia Library Association, as a delegate to the first White House Conference on Libraries and Information Science. He formerly served as President of the Big Twelve Plus Library Consortium as well as the Texas Council of State University Librarians.
He has served as Dean since 1993. Prior to his appointment at Texas A&M, Dr. Heath was University Librarian of Texas Christian University (TCU). In his earlier career, he served as director of a regional university library in Alabama, as interim director of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries and held positions at the University of Richmond and at Radford University.
Jerome McDonough is Digital Library Development Team Leader for the New York University Libraries, and is also serving as chair of the editorial board for the Digital Library Federation's METS initiative. Before taking his current position at NYU, Dr. McDonough worked for the Library Systems Office at the University of California at Berkeley on the Making of America II project. Dr. McDonough is a graduate of the U.C. Berkeley School of Library & Information Studies.
Gail McMillan is a professor at University Libraries and director of the Digital Library and Archives at Virginia Tech. She did her graduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned both an MA and an MLS in 1981. She then spent a year as an archivist for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. before joining the faculty at Virginia polytechnic Institute and State University (i.e., Virginia Tech). The Digital Library and Archives combines the digital initiatives of the Scholarly Communications Project with the historical resources of Special Collections, the home of original manuscript and archival collections, rare books, and the University Archives. Her department designs and implements systems and procedures that move traditional library services and resources into cyberspace, including EReserve, ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations), ejournals, and the VT ImageBase: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/
Susan Haigh has been involved in many of Canada's digital library projects over the past several years, and is a long-standing National Library representative to the Canadian Initiative on Digital Libraries. She currently oversees the development of the digital library program at the National Library of Canada. The program aims to digitize and interpret the Library's own collections, and to work with others to build a national resource.
William Arms, Professor, Cornell University
William Arms has a background in computer science, mathematics, and operational research, with degrees from Oxford University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Sussex. He has broad experience in applying computing to academic activities, notably educational computing, computer networks, and digital libraries. His current research interests are in web information systems, digital libraries and electronic publishing.
During the 1970s, he was a faculty member at the University of Sussex and the British Open University. Subsequently, at Dartmouth College, he was Vice Provost for computing where he created one of the first campus networks. In 1985, he joined Carnegie Mellon University as Vice President for Computing, where he led the Andrew project for campus-wide networking and distributed computing, and also had responsibility for educational computing and the university libraries. From 1995 to 1999, he was at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, where he was Vice President with responsibility for research in digital libraries and electronic publishing. In 1999, he joined Cornell University as Professor of Computer Science.
Dr. Arms has been on the university advisory boards of several computer manufacturers, including IBM, Apple, and NeXT. He has had consulting assignments to the British Library, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Library of Congress and numerous universities. He is the former chair of the Educom Board of Trustees and the Publications Board of the Association for Computing Machinery, and Editor in Chief of D-Lib Magazine. He is series editor for the MIT Press series in digital libraries and electronic publishing. His book "Digital Libraries" was published by MIT Press in 2000.
David House, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Brighton
His 'day job' involves responsibility for strategic planning, the information
strategy and information services, personnel and estates development
across the University of Brighton.
Professor Bruce Royan, CEO, SCRAN
In the mid-80s he moved to Singapore, where he established a national
Professor Royan is a Core Expert for the EC DIGICULT study. He serves
Dean of Libraries, Clemson University, 1981 - present
Professor Hey has worked in the field of parallel and distributed computing since the early 1980's. He was instrumental in the development of the MPI message-passing standard and in the Genesis Distributed Memory Parallel Benchmark suite. In 1991, he founded the Southampton Parallel Applications Centre in 1991 that has played a leading technology transfer role in Europe and the UK in collaborative industrial projects. His personal research interests are concerned with performance engineering for Grid applications but he also retains an interest in experimental explorations of quantum computing and quantum information theory. As the Director of the UK e-Science Programme, Tony Hey is currently excited by the vision of the increasingly global scientific collaborations being enabled by the development of the next generation 'Grid' middleware. The successful development of the Grid will have profound implications for industry and he is much involved with industry in the move towards OpenSource/OpenStandard Grid software.
Tony Hey is also the author of two popular science books: 'The Quantum Universe' and 'Einstein's Mirror'. Most recently he edited the 'Feynman Lectures on Computation' for publication, and a companion volume entitled 'Feynman and Computation'.
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Martin Halbert, Director for Library Systems at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Martin Halbert is currently Director for Library Systems at Emory
University. He has previously worked for the IBM corporation as a consultant
and Rice University as a reference librarian and head of systems. In
1994 he was an ALA / USIA Library Fellow to the country of Estonia,
where he served as a technical advisor and prepared an automation plan
for the national university library at Tartu. He is most recently the
principal investigator for two metadata research projects funded by
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2001.
John MacColl, Director of the SELLIC Project
and Sub-Librarian for Online Services at the University of Edinburgh
He joined Edinburgh University in September 1998, to take charge of SELLIC, a project which combines digital library developments for the Faculty of Science and Engineering with the provision of a support service to Faculty staff in the delivery of innovative, computer-based teaching and learning. From April 2000 he became responsible for the Librarys new Online Services Division, incorporating Web Development (including the University Web Site), Electronic Information Services, Electronic Publications and Electronic Reserve, and Library Systems.
He has published a number of articles and reviews on a wide range of topics in digital libraries and learning technology, and co-edited 'Delivering the electronic library: an ARIADNE reader' (ARIADNE Project, 1999).
Jerry Goldman (PhD 1974, The Johns Hopkins University) is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. For the last ten years, Goldman has been developing accessible digital resources on the United States Supreme Court. The OYEZ Project (funded by NEH and NSF) is a web-based multimedia relational database on the Court, its justices and their decisions. The database contains upwards of 2400 case abstracts, 2000+ hours of oral arguments, and a QTVR tour of the Supreme Court building. With additional support from NSF (in collaboration with Professor Mark Kornbluh and his "National Gallery of the Spoken Word" Project), Goldman is investigating text-track searching capabilities with audio playback. The aim is to transform the OYEZ audio archive into a powerful resource for scholarly and instructional purposes. The OYEZ Project has won numerous awards including the 1998 Silver Gavel Award for New Media, the highest distinction conferred by the American Bar Association for works that improve public understanding of law. Goldman received the 1997 EDUCOM Medal for his contributions to computing and higher education.
Catherine Grout is Programme Director for the Information Environment/Digital Libraries development area within the JISC Executive. (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/contacts). Her role centres on developing a national information environment for use by staff and students in further and higher education, and she is responsible for directing current and future development programmes in this area. (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/development.) She has also worked for the JISC as Collections Manager for Multimedia which involved negotiating access for the educational community to high quality multimedia collections. As part of this role she also developed a framework for delivering and managing access to digital images for education, JDIS (JISC Distributed Image Service). She has considerable experience in digitisation and the applications of educational technology. More specifically she has expertise in the provision of digital resources in the visual arts and she worked as manager of the Visual Arts Data Service between 1997 and 2000, (http://vads.ahds.ac.uk). Her academic background is in history and art history.
Post: Head of Information Resources Directorate, University of Strathclyde
I have worked in several British universities since 1970 and have published over 150 book chapters, articles and conference papers since then, some of them republished in seven other languages. Most of my work has been to do with the development of networked resources in higher education and with the creation of national information policy. Recently I have worked on the use of wireless technology in developing new methods of teaching and learning.
Ed Zedlewski is an Executive Director at EduServ where he is currently involved with strategic planning, and has technical responsibility for NISS services and Athens. He is the architect of the original Athens technology, developed in 1994 and oversees the ongoing development programme.
Ed has held a number of technical and management positions at Rolls
Royce Aerospace and the University of Bath before joining EduServ as
head of technical operations.
He was awarded the Barnard prize for contributions to Medical Informatics
in 1993, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1999 and was
awarded an honorary degree by the Sorbonne in 2000.
Stephen M. Griffin is a Program Director in the Division of Information, and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is currently Program Director for Special Projects and for the Interagency Digital Libraries Initiative and the International Digital Libraries Collaborative Research and Applications Testbeds program. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Griffin served in several research divisions, including the Divisions of Chemistry and Advanced Scientific Computing, the Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and staff offices of the Director of the NSF. He has been active in working groups for Federal high performance computing and communications programs, and serves on numerous domestic and international advisory committees related to digital libraries and advanced computing and networking infrastructure. His educational background includes degrees in Chemical Engineering and Information Systems Technology. He has additional graduate education in organizational behavior and development and the philosophy of science. His research interests are in topics related to interdisciplinary research and communication
Dr Liz Lyon has been the Director of UKOLN at the University of Bath, UK since October 2000. UKOLN is an internationally recognised centre of expertise in digital information management and provides policy, research and awareness services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities. UKOLN is funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as well as by project funding from the Research Support Libraries Programme, the British Library and the European Community.
At UKOLN she is involved with the development and implementation of the common information environment which includes building architectural models for distributed digital libraries. It is in this context that emerging developments in Web Services are being explored and partnerships developed within the e-Science / Grid communities.
Although Dr Lyon has worked in various University libraries in the
UK, her background was originally in Biological Sciences and she has
a doctorate in cellular biochemistry.
Andy has worked for UKOLN since 1996 and is currently Assistant Director,
Levin M. Guthrie is an executive and entrepreneur with expertise in
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