Johan Bollen is Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department of Old Dominion University, which he joined in 2002. He worked at the Free University of Brussels for the Principia Cybernetica project as an Assistant Editor/Researcher from 1994 to 1999, after which he joined the Active Recommendations Project of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library in 1999. His work focuses on the development of algorithms for adaptive information linking from temporal patterns of user retrievals. His research has found applications in the prediction of human hypertext navigation paths, the construction of large document networks, novel digital library recommendation systems and the evaluation of document and journal impact.
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Rick Luce is the Research Library Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Project Leader of the Library Without Walls. Known as both an information technology pioneer and organizational innovator, he has held numerous advisory and consultative positions supporting digital library development and digital publishing. In 1999 he co-founded the Open Archives Initiative with Herbert Van de Sompel and Paul Ginsparg. Currently, he is the Senior Advisor to the Center for Information Management at the Max Planck Society, an Executive Board member of NISO and the University of California's Digital Media Innovations Program, and Course Director of TICER's International Spring School on the Digital Library and E-Publishing for Science and Technology in Geneva. Prior to his appointment at Los Alamos in 1991, he held positions as Executive Director of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), Director of Colorado's Irving Library Network, and Assistant Director of the Boulder Public Library. Rick speaks extensively in the areas of digital libraries and scientific communication, quality and change management, and strategic planning.
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Tom Moritz has worked as a reference librarian at the National Natural Resources Library of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, as a Librarian at the University of Washington and as a contractor to the National Academy of Sciences, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In 1991, while at the California Academy of Sciences, he designed and implemented the Biodiversity Resource Center at the California Academy of Sciences. He has advised on conservation information management in Europe, China, Pakistan, Nepal and Indonesia. He serves as Co-Chairman of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN Information Management Task Force and as Deputy Chair of the Biodiversity Conservation Information System. In January 1999, he became Director of the Library at the American Museum of Natural History, and in December 1999, he was named the first Boeschenstein Director of Library Services at the Museum, an endowed position.
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Paul Shabajee is a Research Fellow based in the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol, UK. He is working on the Hewlett Packard funded project ARKive-ERA (Educational Repurposing of Assets), investigating the design of large on-line multimedia database systems to support learning and teaching. His current work is focused on studying the needs of educational users in order to develop guidelines for the design of technological and information architectures to support educational repurposing of rich multimedia data. He has a particular interest in how evolving Semantic Web technologies can be utilised to meet these needs more effectively.
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Eric Weig (MA in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa) is Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Kentucky. Since its inception in 1999, he has acted as project manager for the Kentucky Virtual Library's Kentuckiana Digital Library Project. Eric is also responsible for directing a digital lab housed at the University of Kentucky's William T. Young Library and has served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA).
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