D-Lib Magazine
December 2004

Volume 10 Number 12

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the December 2004 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Eric Childress

Eric R. Childress is a Consulting Project Manager in OCLC Research, providing project management support for OCLC Research initiatives and serving as a contributing team member on selected research projects. An expert in metadata systems and standards, he has been active in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), serving as chair, member, or liaison. Eric is a member of the editorial board and a columnist for the Journal of Internet Cataloging, and has contributed articles to other journals including LRTS and the VRA Bulletin.

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Michael Droettboom

Michael Droettboom has a Master's Degree in Computer Music Research from The Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Ichiro Fujinaga. He currently works as a researcher at the Digital Knowledge Center, a research and development arm of the JHU library system, where he develops software for document image analysis. Michael is also an award-winning composer and classical vocalist. His trip to Barcelona for ISMIR 2004 doubled as his honeymoon.

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Carol Jean Godby

Carol Jean Godby is a Consulting Research Scientist in the Office of Research at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Her primary responsibility at OCLC is to develop formal models of metadata processing, including translation, normalization, and enhancement; she has also led projects on automatic classification and terminology identification. Jean has a PhD in computational linguistics from the Ohio State University.

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David Green

David Green is the principal of Knowledge Culture, <>, assisting cultural and academic organizations to maximize their digital resources and publishes the monthly Knowledge Culture News. From 1996 to 2003, he was the founding executive director of the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH), that published the NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation & Management of Cultural Heritage Materials, co-organized an influential Computer Science & Humanities initiative, and produced the Copyright & Fair Use Town Meetings across the country (1997-2003).

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Tony Hammond

Tony Hammond works for the New Technology team at Nature Publishing Group (NPG). His primary focus is in the general area of description technologies and he has been actively involved in developing industry standards for network identifiers and metadata frameworks. He has had experience working on both sides of the scientific publishing information chain, from large scientific publishing houses to academic research centres. His background is in physics with astrophysics.

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Timo Hannay

Timo Hannay is head of New Technology at Nature Publishing Group (NPG), publishers of Nature and other prominent scientific journals. He is responsible for applying new and emerging web technologies to provide enhanced functionality at and NPG's other websites. He holds a degree in biochemistry from Imperial College, London and a doctorate in neurophysiology from the University of Oxford.

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Carl Lagoze

Carl Lagoze is Senior Research Associate in Cornell Information Science. His research interests include new scholarly publishing models, content architectures, and information interoperability.

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Jia Liu

Jia Liu is currently a teacher of the Department of Information Management, Peking University, China. At the end of November 2004, she finished her post-doctor research with support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the Goettingen State and University Library, Germany. She has done research on metadata since she studied for her doctoral degree. In 2000 she earned her doctoral degree in the same department where she works now. Her main research interest is metadata and its applications in the digital library.

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Ben Lund

Ben Lund is a member of the New Technology team at Nature Publishing Group (NPG). He co-authored the RSS 1.0 PRISM module, led the introduction of RSS feeds at NPG and designed and oversaw the development of the Urchin software. Ben is also interested in the uses of RDF in science publishing and speaks regularly on these subjects. He holds a degree in biological anthropology from the University of Cambridge.

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Michael L. Nelson

Michael L. Nelson received his B.S. (1991) in computer science from Virginia Tech and his M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2000) in computer science from Old Dominion University. He worked at NASA Langley Research Center from 1991-2002. Through a NASA fellowship, he spent the 2000-2001 academic year at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In July 2002, he joined the Computer Science Department of Old Dominion University.

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Herbert Van de Sompel

Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, and also obtained a Ph.D. there. He has held positions as Head of Library Automation at Ghent University, Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Digital Library Research & Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, and the SFX linking server.

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Simeon Warner

Simeon Warner is a Research Associate in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. He is one of the developers of the arXiv e-print archive ( and his research interests include web information systems, interoperability, and open-access scholarly publishing. He has been actively involved with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) since its inception and was one of the authors of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory before moving with arXiv to Cornell in 2001. Prior to working on arXiv, he worked in the Physics Department at Syracuse University in computational physics, a discipline in which arXiv has eclipsed conventional journals as the preferred means of scholarly communication.

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Jeffrey A. Young

Jeff Young received his B.S. in computer science from Ohio State University and graduated Beta Phi Mu with an M.L.S from Kent State University. He has worked for OCLC since 1987 and in the Office of Research since 1996. In addition to his involvement with OAI and NDLTD, other areas of research include authority control and web services.

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