D-Lib Magazine
July/August 2007

Volume 13 Number 7/8

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the July/August 2007 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Tim Brody

Tim Brody (Ph.D. in 2006, University of Southampton) is a Research Assistant in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group at the University of Southampton. Tim has worked on a number of open access-related projects including GNU EPrints software tool, PRESERV (digital preservation for eprints), TARDis (investigated methods for filling institutional repositories) and the Open Citation Project (providing citation linking for eprint archives). Tim has developed and supports the Citebase Search (citation-ranking search engine), Registry of Open Access Repositories and Celestial (OAI-PMH caching and analysis) tools.

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Leslie Carr

Dr. Leslie Carr is Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Dr. Carr's background is as a researcher in distributed information systems (hypermedia, Web, Semantic Web), and he was chair of the 2006 International World Wide Web conference. He has worked on Open Access for over 10 years through a number of collaborations including the UK-US/JISC-NSF International Digital Libraries II Open Citation project, a collaboration between Southampton, Cornell and Los Alamos. Since then Dr. Carr has become Technical Director of the EPrints repository software (and its commercial arm EPrints Services), the Repository Manager for ( and a member of the advisory board of the Southampton Institutional Repository ( He currently directs a number of JISC projects on preservation (PRESERV), e-research environments (R4L, EBank), research assessment (IRRA) and repository usage statistics (IRS).

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Brian Caruso

Brian Caruso is a programmer analyst at the Albert R. Mann library, Cornell University, and one of the developers of software behind VIVO: the Virtual Life Sciences Library ( His areas of interest include information system infrastructure, data integration and software engineering.

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Suzanne Chapman

Suzanne Chapman is User Testing and Interface Specialist for the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service (DLPS). She is responsible for the design, deployment, and user testing evaluation of Digital Library eXtension Service (DLXS) interfaces, including development for the Michigan Digitization Project MBooks interface. Suzanne's undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts and she has a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan's School of Information.

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Kathy Chiang

Kathy Chiang is the head of Life Sciences and Specialized Services at the Mann Library of the Cornell University Libraries. Her area is the provision of services and research and development projects relating to libraries and information technologies as they relate to the Life Sciences, broadly defined. She tracks and researches emerging computing technologies in scientific communication, especially those involving non-text based data and information visualization.

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Jonathan Corson-Rikert

Jonathan Corson-Rikert is the head of Information Technology Services at Cornell's Albert R. Mann Library since 2001. He developed VIVO: the Virtual Life Sciences Library (, CUGIR (the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository,, and e-Clips (, Cornell's collection of digital video clips on entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Mann Library, he worked as research administrator for the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell, programmed geographic software at the Harvard Lab for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis, and developed early digital cartography applications at the Dane County Regional Planning Commission in Wisconsin.

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Medha Devare

Medha Devare has a Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Sciences, and is currently the Life Sciences and Bioinformatics Librarian at Mann Library. She teaches bioinformatics workshops and courses, supports reference, and coordinates VIVO: the Virtual Life Sciences Library (, which provides a unified view of life sciences information across Cornell's colleges. She remains involved with research on the use of biotechnology in agriculture, with several reports and publications on these topics. Medha is also a coordinating lead author in the World Banks International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), writing on biotechnology for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Gretchen Gano

As New York University's Librarian for Public Administration and Government Information, Gretchen Gano manages the U.S. Federal Depository library collection and the UN and International Documents collections. She holds a MLS and a Masters in Public Policy with a concentration in science and technology policy. She is a member of ALA's GODORT, IASSIST, the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries and is NYU's Official Representative to ICPSR. Before transitioning into the library profession, Ms. Gano was Creative Director for the Rose Center for Earth and Space and Art Director for Science Bulletins at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Kat Hagedorn

Kat Hagedorn is Metadata Harvesting Librarian at the University of Michigan Libraries. She is responsible for the OAIster project, a union catalog of digital objects built from OAI harvested records from around the world. This project was initially Mellon-funded in 2001-2002. Currently, she is the Data Analyst on the Aquifer Phase II Mellon grant project, building services and applications for effective use of distributed digital library content for teaching, learning, and research in the area of American culture and life. She is also responsible for Digital Library eXtension Service (DLXS) Bibliographic Class and its corresponding bibliographic collections. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2005. Her previous experience is in information architecture (with the Argus Associates firm) and ontology and taxonomy consulting (with United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in Rome). She has a Masters in Information Science from the University of Michigan.

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Julie Linden

Julie Linden is a government information librarian at Yale University; from 2000-2004, she was Yale's data librarian. She has been active in IASSIST and serves on the editorial team of DttP: Documents to the People, the journal of ALA's Government Documents Round Table. She is currently researching issues of long-term access to digital government information, including federal agency publications on CD-ROM and the State Department's online-only Foreign Relations of the United States volumes.

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Justin Littman

Justin Littman is an Information Technology Specialist on the Technical Development Team, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress. He holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from Amherst College. In addition to the National Digital Newspaper Project, he works on digital repository development, with an emphasis on digital object representation. Prior to joining the Library in 2003, he held various positions at netLibrary, a division of OCLC.

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Brian Lowe

Brian Lowe is a programmer/analyst at Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University, and one of the developers of software behind VIVO: the Virtual Life Sciences Library ( He has also been involved with recent collaborative efforts to provide library services related to scientific research data. Brian's current interests include ontologies, reasoning, and the potential for Semantic Web technologies to transform the metadata management process.

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Janet McCue

Janet McCue is the Director of the Albert R. Mann Library and Associate University Librarian for Life Sciences at Cornell. In her role as the AUL, she is responsible for representing three libraries on the Cornell University Library Management Team: the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, the Albert R. Mann Library, and the Frank A. Lee Library at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. McCue won the NYS Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 1996 and is nationally known for her pioneering work on the Technical Services Workstation for libraries.

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David Newman

David Newman is a Research Scientist in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California Irvine. His research areas include text mining, machine learning and probabilistic modeling. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Princeton University.

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Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Rieger is interim assistant university librarian for digital library and information technologies at Cornell University Library. She oversees the planning, implementation, and assessment of digital library initiatives, including repository development, digital preservation, digital imaging, e-scholarship initiatives, discovery services, and e-publishing technologies. She has a B.S. in Economics, an M.P.A., and an M.S. in Information Systems. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in a joint Cornell program with the Communication, Information Science, and Science & Technology Studies departments. Her research interests focus on sociocultural aspects of digital technologies and scholarly communication.

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