D-Lib Magazine
July/August 2005

Volume 11 Number 7/8

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the July/August 2005 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

William Y. Arms

William Arms is professor of computer science at Cornell University. His career includes appointments at the British Open University, Dartmouth College, and Carnegie Mellon University, where as Vice President for Computing he led campus-wide networking and distributed computing, educational computing and libraries. At Cornell, he was the first director of the Information Science program. He has more than thirty years experience applying computing to academic activities, notably educational computing, computer networks, and digital libraries. He was one of the founders of D-Lib Magazine in 1995 and Editor-in-Chief from 1998-2001. His book Digital Libraries was published by MIT Press in 2000.

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Amy Friedlander

Amy Friedlander is presently Senior Program Manager at Shinkuro, Inc.(, a software company that builds collaboration tools and also engages in a range of community development activities. She is helping out with communications activities associated with the rollout of a new Internet infrastructure security protocol and also works with the McKinley Technology High School in the District of Columbia where she is facilitating introduction of experimental technologies for secondary education. Dr. Friedlander was the founding editor of D-Lib Magazine and of the now-retired iMP: Magazine on Information Impacts, which considered the public policy implications of information technologies. Prior to joining Shinkuro, she was with the Council on Library and Information Resources, where she was seconded to the Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). She is also the author of four monographs on the historical development of large scale, technology intensive infrastructures in the U.S., which were sponsored by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives.

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Hector Garcia-Molina

Hector Garcia-Molina is the Leonard Bosack and Sandra Lerner Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, California. He was the chairman of the Computer Science Department from January 2001 to December 2004. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). From August 1994 to December 1997 he was the Director of the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford. From 1979 to 1991 he was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. His research interests include distributed computing systems, digital libraries and database systems. He received a BS in electrical engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, in 1974. From Stanford University, Stanford, California, he received in 1975 a MS in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1979. Garcia-Molina is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; received the 1999 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award; is a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (National Research Council); is on the Technical Advisory Board of DoCoMo Labs USA, Kintera, Metreo Markets, TimesTen, Verity, Yahoo Search & Marketplace; is a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Oracle and Kintera.

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Stephen M. Griffin

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 scholarly communication. He has been active in promoting cultural heritage informatics and computing and the humanities and arts. Further information on current and past projects funded through his programs can be found at <>

Currently Mr. Griffin is on assignment to the Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives to assist with National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program, <>.

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Michael Khoo

Michael "Mick" Khoo has degrees in Cultural Anthropology (2000) and Communication (2004) from the University of Colorado. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, where he is working with the DLESE Program Center. Mick's research focuses on the ethnographic observation and analysis of organizational communication and organizational knowledge in digital library projects. He is particularly interested in the role that the tacit knowledge of different library groups can play in digital library development. His research findings have been used to inform the design of organizational communication tools and processes for distributed, cooperative digital library work. He has worked with DLESE since 2000, and also has also studied the Digital Water Education Library (DWEL).

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Ronald L. Larsen

Ron Larsen is Dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh ( His current interests include strategic development of "Information Schools" or "I-Schools", in general, and digital library research and development, in particular. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 2002, he was at the University of Maryland. He has also held research management positions at DARPA and NASA.

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Clifford Lynch

Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems. He is a past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. Lynch serves on the National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress; he was a member of the National Research Council committees that published The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Infrastructure and Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits, and now serves on the NRC's committee on digital archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration.

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William H. Mischo

Bill Mischo is Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). He holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Bill has been a Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Digital Library Initiatives I grant, a CNRI D-Lib Test Suite project, and an NSF NSDL (National Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics Digital Library) grant. He is presently a Co-PI on an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) National Leadership integration grant, an IMLS Librarians for the 21st Century Grant awarded in 2005 with Indiana University and the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and a National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) grant awarded to UIUC, OCLC, and an alliance of State libraries. He has recently presented on metasearch technologies and interface design.

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Andreas Paepcke

Dr. Andreas Paepcke is a Senior Research Scientist and director of the Digital Library Project at Stanford University. His interests include user interfaces for small devices, novel Web search facilities, and browsing facilities for digital artifacts that are difficult to index. With his group of students he has designed and implemented WebBase, an experimental storage system for Web contents. His work on small devices has focused on novel methods for summarizing and transforming Web pages, and on browsing images on small devices. Dr. Paepcke has served on numerous program committees, including a position as Vice Program Chair, heading the World-Wide Web Conference's 'Browsers and User Interfaces' program track. He was a member on several National Science Foundation proposal evaluation panels. Dr. Paepcke received BS and MS degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Previously, he worked as a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratory, and as a research consultant at Xerox PARC.

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Allison L. Powell

Allison Powell received a BS degree in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary and both a Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. She is currently a research scientist at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. Her current research focus is on the evaluation of translingual information processing systems. She is also interested in database selection, distributed information retrieval, digital libraries and authority control in bibliographic collections.

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David Ribes

David Ribes ( is a doctoral student in the Science and Technology Studies program at the University of California San Diego. His dissertation research is an ethnographic study of the socio-technical and organizational development of the cyberinfrastructure GEON ( David is also participating in a comparative study of the strategies of interoperability within contemporary science; this is an interdisciplinary project including information managers, historians and social scientists ( with the goal of understanding alignments between communities, technologies of interoperability and organizational activity. In the past David has studied visual representations in the sciences, particularly visual automation, and is interested more generally in the transformations occurring in the sciences in relation to the introduction of information technologies: including changes in practice, organization, and relationships to the state.

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Tamara Sumner

Tamara Sumner served as the Program Chair for the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2005. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Cognitive Science. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Dr. Sumner was a Lecturer with the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University in the UK. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, educational technology, and digital libraries; she has written over 80 articles on these topics.

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Stuart Weibel

Stuart Weibel has worked in the Office of Research at OCLC since 1985. During this time he has managed projects in the areas of automated cataloging, document capture and structure analysis, and electronic publishing. He has been active in Internet standards work for fifteen years and for ten years played a leadership role in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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Rebecca Wesley

Rebecca Wesley is currently a Systems Administrator for the InfoLab in the Stanford Department of Computer Science. She has served Stanford as the Head of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library, Head of Academic Computing for the Science Libraries, and Digital Materials Librarian for Lane Medical Library. An early developer of digital libraries, Ms. Wesley participated in the DARPA funded CSTR project, as well as the NSF initiatives DLI1 and DLI2.

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Bonita Wilson

Bonita Wilson has been an editor of D-Lib Magazine for 7 of the magazine's 10 years (first with Bill Arms (1998-99), then with Arms and Peter Hirtle (1999-2001), and as sole editor from June 2001 to date). She holds a BA in English from George Mason University and an MS in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. Before joining CNRI in 1998, she was employed by DynCorp as Broad Agency Coordinator for the Information Technology Office at DARPA (1995 - 1998). She was on the library staff at the MITRE Corporation from 1984-1995.

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