Andreas Aschenbrenner is a driving force in designing and establishing the Austrian On-Line Archive, a project to preserve cultural heritage on the Internet by the Austrian National Library and the Vienna University of Technology. After graduating in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology, he joined the ERPANET Project (the Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network) as a Content Editor focusing on the preservation of digital resources.
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Robert M. Bruckner
Dr. Bruckner received his MS and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He has been a member of the Academic Faculty of the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology since 2000. His research focuses on improving data warehouse modeling and implementations techniques. Additionally, his research interests include database technology and software engineering.
Dr. Bruckner's web site is at <http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~bruckner>.
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Gary Geisler received his Ph.D. from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Master's degree in Information Science at UNC. Before beginning his graduate studies, Gary worked as a software engineer at IBM in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. His research interests include digital libraries, user interaction design, digital video, and recommender systems.
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Jennifer S. Gellmann
Jennifer Gellmann is currently a reference librarian for the New York Public Library stationed in Brooklyn, NY. This paper was written when Ms. Gellmann was a graduate assistant providing reference services for ERIC/AE and the AskERIC projects. Prior experience includes service as a library intern at Trinity College in Washington, DC and a Library Assistant at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Gellmann holds an MLS from the University of Maryland (2002) and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The George Washington University (1983).
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Lee Iverson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia where he teaches and conducts research in the Software Engineering program. He recently moved to UBC from SRI International where he was part of the Digital Earth project, which covered 3D site modeling, real-time terrain visualization and geographic information management. He is the co-creator of GeoVRML and of the .GEO proposal for an open, global spatial metadata repository. He is currently working on collaboration infrastructure for digital libraries and knowledge management.
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Max Kaiser has been a research associate at the Austrian National Library since 2000. Currently his interests focus on the field of digital preservation and authority control. He is an investigator on the LEAF (Linking and Exploring Authority Files) project, which is developing a model architecture for establishing automatic links between authority records harvested from existing name authority files and providing access to them. He graduated from the University of Vienna, where he worked as research associate from 1997-2001.
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Donald W. King
Mr. King is a Research Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. He was formerly at King Research, Inc. and Westat, Inc., where his 40-year career focused on research and description of communication systems and services. He has co-authored or edited 17 books and hundreds of formal publications in this area. He was named Pioneer in Science Information by the Chemical Heritage Foundation; Research Award and Award of Merit, American Society for Information Science & Technology; Fellow, American Statistical Association; Miles Conrad Award and Honorary Fellow, National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services; among other formal awards and honors.
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Gary Marchionini, is the Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Information Science in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His Ph.D. is from Wayne State University in mathematics education with an emphasis on educational computing. His research interests are in information seeking in electronic environments, digital libraries, human-computer interaction, digital government and information technology policy. He has had grants or contracts from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Council on Library Resources, the National Library of Medicine, the Library of Congress, the Kellogg Foundation, and NASA, among others. He was the Conference Chair for the 1996 ACM Digital Library Conference and program chair for the 2002 ACM-IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. He is editor-in-chief for ACM Transactions on Information Systems and serves on the editorial boards of a dozen scholarly journals. He has published more than eighty articles, chapters, and conference papers in the information science, computer science, and education literatures. He founded the Interaction Design Laboratory at UNC-CH.
Gary Marchionini's web site is at <http://www.ils.unc.edu/~march>.
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Julien Masanès is responsible for web archiving at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) for making preparations to extend legal deposits to the Internet. He is the conservator in the BnF digital library department and is also involved in digital preservation coordination at the BnF. He participated at the NEDLIB project and reflexion on metadata for long term preservation. He is the co-organiser of the ECDL workshops on web archiving. He received an M.S. in Philosophy (Sorbonne 1992), an M.S. in Cognitive Science (EHESS 1994) and an M.S. in librarianship (ENSSIB 2000).
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Marie Miller-Whitehead presently serves as a reviewer and consultant on the PARE editorial board. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tuscaloosa and an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University. Her research interests include educational accountability, testing, and evaluation. She has worked in the public school systems of three states, serving as Research/Grant Director and Evaluation Analyst. Prior to entering educational administration, she spent 15 years as a classroom teacher in the public schools of Tennessee. She has also worked in the private sector, conducting employee orientation training in leadership skills, problem solving, and team development for a leading international corporation.
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Carol Hansen Montgomery
Dr. Carol Hansen Montgomery has been a library researcher, educator, and administrator for more than 30 years. She holds a doctorate from Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology and is the author or editor of five books. She has published extensively in the journal literature, most recently about Drexel's experiences moving to an "all" electronic journal collection. A recipient of numerous grants she reports here on the results of study funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. See: Carol Hansen Montgomery's web site at <http://www.library.drexel.edu/facts/staff/dean.html>.
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Dr. Rauber currently is a visiting ERCIM Research Fellow at INRIA Rocquencourt, France. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He has been a member of the Academic Faculty of the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology since 1997. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow. Additionally, he serves on the board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL). In 2002 he received the Cor Baayen Award of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. His research interests, apart from Web archiving, include text and music information retrieval and organization, information visualization, and neural computation.
His web site is at <http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~andi>.
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Lawrence M. Rudner
Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner is best known for his work as the Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation (ERIC/AE). Over the past 16 years, Dr. Rudner and his staff have grown that clearinghouse to one of the best known resources in education. He has been the Principal Investigator on more than 50 funded projects and has published articles in more than 20 different journals and magazines. Dr. Rudner holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research Methods (1977) from Catholic University and a Masterís of Business Administration from the University of Maryland (1991).
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Dagobert Soergel has been Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, since 1970. He has been working in the area of IR, specifically classification (taxonomy, ontologies) and thesauri, for over 40 years. He has authored two textbooks and serves as a consultant for the AOD Thesaurus and Harvard-Stanford Business Thesaurus. His tutorial on Thesauri for knowledge-based assistance in searching digital libraries is a regular feature at JCDL and ECDL. He has served repeatedly on the program committees for JCDL and ECDL. 1997 Dr. Soergel received the highest award of the American Society for Information Science, the Award of Merit.
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Oliver Witvoet is a recent graduate in Business Computing from the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology. His research interests focus on the analysis of Web data, specifically link structure analysis. In addition, he has been a professional software developer since 2000, working on customer relationship management (CRM) tools.
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