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D-Lib Magazine
February 2001

Volume 7 Number 2

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the February 2001 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

G. Sayeed Choudhury

G. Sayeed Choudhury, is the Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He serves as principal investigator for the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection Project, funded through National Science Foundation's Digital Libraries Initiative and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and for the Comprehensive Access to Print Materials (CAPM), funded by the Mellon Foundation. For his graduate work, he studied simulation and visualization of natural disasters. His graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University include Civil Engineering and Systems Analysis and Economics.

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Tim DiLauro

Tim DiLauro is the Deputy Director of the Digital Knowledge Center of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1982, he has worked for Hopkins 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. Over the past five years, 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.

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Michael Droettboom

Michael Droettboom received an Honours Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Music from York University, Toronto. He is currently a graduate student in Computer Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his work as a software developer, he has received numerous awards for his music compositions, including interdisciplinary works for theatre, film and dance. He also performs professionally as a classical vocalist.

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Ichiro Fujinaga

Ichiro Fujinaga has Bachelor's degrees in Music (percussion/theory) and Mathematics from University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he performed in various musical groups including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Brian Webb Dance Company. He then attended McGill University where he obtained a Master's degree in Music Theory and a Ph.D. in Music Technology. In Montreal he was a member of the traditional Japanese drumming group Arashi Daiko and toured with them across North America and Europe. He is currently a faculty member of the Computer Music department at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.

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Karl MacMillan

Karl MacMillan has a Bachelor's degree in Music (trombone) from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Master's degree in Music (trombone) from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University. He has performed with a variety of musical groups including the Charleston Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Atlanta Brass Works, and Monumental Brass. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Music Research at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and works in the Digital Knowledge Center of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University.

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Kurt Maly

Kurt J. Maly received the Dipl. Ing. degree from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.

He is Kaufman Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Before that, he was at the University of Minnesota, both as faculty member and Chair. His research interests include modeling and simulation, very high-performance network protocols, reliability, interactive multimedia remote instruction, Internet resource access, and software maintenance. His research has been supported by DARPA, NSF, NASA, CIT, ARPA and the U.S. Navy, among others.


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Michael L. Nelson

Michael L. Nelson received his B.S. in computer ccience from Virginia Tech in 1991, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Old Dominion University in 1997 and 2000. He has worked at NASA Langley Research Center since 1991, originally in distributed and parallel computing and then shifting to WWW and digital libraries in 1993. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Old Dominion University, and is a visiting assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the academic year of 2000-2001.


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Manfred Thaller

Manfred Thaller received his PhD (1975) in Modern History from the University in Graz, Austria as well as a Sociology postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria.

Since 1978 he has been a fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut for History, Göttingen. He founded the working group on historical computer science there, and in recent years has been active in all aspects of digital repositories of cultural heritage material.

Since 1995, Dr. Thaller has been a professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. While there from 1997 - 2000, he was founding director of the "Humanities Information Technology Research Center". Since March 2000, he has been the holder of the (worldwide first) chair in Humanities Computer Science at the University of Cologne, Germany.


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Kenneth Thibodeau

Dr. Kenneth Thibodeau is Director of the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ERA is a research and development program aimed at bringing the benefits of advanced computation to preserving and providing long-term access to valuable electronic records. He has 25 years experience in archives and records management and is an internationally recognized expert in electronic records. Dr. Thibodeau taught at the University of Notre Dame and served as Chief of the Records Management Branch of the National Institutes of Health before coming to NARA in 1988. In 1996, Dr. Thibodeau served as the Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Records Management Task Force, which developed the DoD Records Management Application Standard 5015.2

He studied at Fordham University in New York and the Univesity of Strasbourg, France. He earned a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. Recently elected as Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, he has published over 25 articles and has spoken at more than 100 conferences around the world.

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