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D-Lib Magazine
July/August 2001

Volume 7 Number 7/8

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the July/August 2001 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Oren Beit-Arie

Oren Beit-Arie is a Vice President of Research and Development at Ex Libris. He also heads Ex Libris' Information Services Division and manages the SFX product development and implementation. He has a B.S.C. degree in computer science and mathematics, and a master's degree in cognitive science and theoretical linguistics.

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Steven J. Bell

Steven J. Bell is Director of Gutman Library at Philadelphia University. Prior to that he was the Assistant Director of the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Doctorate in Education in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Master of Science in Library Science from Drexel University in 1977. He writes and speaks frequently on topics such as online searching, library technology, and academic librarianship. His most recent article is, "Web-Based Utilities for Learning and Collaboration in the Classroom," published in the July 2001 issue of SYLLABUS. An Adjunct Professor at the Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology, he teaches courses in online searching, academic librarianship and business information resources. For additional information about the author or to find links to the various web sites he publishes and maintains, point your browser to <>.

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Roger Brisson

Roger Brisson is now Head of the Germanic Division of the Harvard College Library Technical Services and was Digital Access Librarian at the Penn State University Libraries at the time of this writing. He has held positions in reference, cataloging and collection development at Penn State, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Los Angeles. His Masters degrees in History and Library Science are from UCLA and he has completed doctoral coursework in History. He has published on issues in cataloging and technical services and on European librarianship.

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Michael Dooris

Michael J. Dooris is Director of Planning Research and Assessment in the Center for Quality and Planning at Penn State and an affiliate faculty member in the higher education graduate program at the university. Previously, he was a statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau, and a management consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co. He has a BS in economics from Penn State, an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Penn State.

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Eric Ferrin

Eric Ferrin is Senior Director of Library Computing Services at Penn State University and has held other positions with that group. He earned a professional degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and has worked as a hardware designer as well as a systems programmer. He has been active in the development of information retrieval standards.

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Henry Pisciotta

Henry Pisciotta is Arts and Architecture Librarian at the Penn State University Libraries and Coordinator of the VIUS project. He has been an art librarian at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota. He has Masters degrees in Library Science and Art History from the University of Minnesota and substantial coursework toward a PhD in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh. His publications have been on library automation, library instruction, and art history.

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Hans Roes

Hans Roes is Deputy Librarian, Collection Development and Information Services at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. As a librarian he is involved in electronic publishing projects and in educational projects. He also works as a consultant for Ticer -- advising libraries on strategic and organisational issues and developing courses. More information is available at <>.

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Lucia Snowhill

Lucia Snowhill is the Social Sciences Collection Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara, where her responsibilities have included collection management and public services for social sciences and government information. She is a member of the Joint Steering Committee for Shared Collections for the University of California's California Digital Library (CDL), and chaired the CDL's Ebook Task Force.

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Amanda Spink

Amanda Spink is an Associate Professor in Penn State's School of Information Sciences and Technology and also serves on the graduate faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and the faculty of the University Libraries. She has held research and teaching positions at the University of North Texas and Rutgers, and has held management positions with information technology firms in the U.S. and Australia. She has published extensively in information-seeking behavior and evaluation of retrieval systems.

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Herbert Van de Sompel

Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in mathematics and computer science at Ghent University, and in 2000, obtained a Ph.D. from Ghent University for his research on dynamic and context-sensitive reference linking, now commonly known as the OpenURL framework. From 1982 to 1998 he worked as Head of Library Automation at Ghent University. In 1998, Herbert received a grant from the Belgian Science Foundation that enabled him to fully concentrate on digital library research for a year. During that year, Herbert spent six months at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory working on reference linking problems and preprint related matters. While at Los Alamos, Herbert started the Open Archives Initiative with Paul Ginsparg and Rick Luce. With Carl Lagoze, Herbert published the Santa Fe Convention for the Open Archives Initiative (2000) and the Open Archives Metadata Harvesting Protocol (2001). Currently, Herbert is Visiting Professor in Computer Science, Digital Library Research Group, Cornell University.

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