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.
Email <[email protected]>.
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Ken Frazier has been the Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System since 1992 and a member of the UW-Madison library staff since 1978. He received his master's degree in librarianship from the University of Denver and his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Kansas.
He is the past-president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). He is also a founding member and current Chair of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), which is an ARL sponsored initiative dedicated to reducing the cost of research information by promoting competition and technical innovation in scholarly publishing. Ken is nationally active in issues related to the fair use of copyrighted works for educational purposes.
For more information, please see <http://www.library.wisc.edu/projects/glsdo/kfbio.html>.
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Anne Gambles, HeadLine Project Officer, is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She joined the HeadLine team in January 2000. Her main responsibilities are associated with dissemination, resource analysis, interface design and evaluation. She previously spent two years as a Business Information Specialist at the Open University Library.
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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 -- the Digital Library Research Group -- at Cornell University.
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Lee L. Zia
Lee Zia is the Lead Program Director for the NSF National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL) Program. He served as a "rotator" in the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education during calendar years 1995 and 1996 while on leave from the Department of Mathematics at the University of New Hampshire. Zia rejoined the NSF as a permanent staff member in the fall of 1999. He holds degrees in mathematics from the University of North Carolina (B.S.) and the University of Michigan (M.S.), and applied mathematics from Brown University (Ph.D.).
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(On 3/19/01, a correction was made to Oren Beit-Arie's email address.)
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