Edward Almasy is Research Director for the Internet Scout Project, a research and development center in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. With more than 20 years of industry software engineering and design experienceincluding 15 years developing technology and applications for the Internethis primary focus is on creating turnkey Web-based software solutions for the digital library and research communities, with a recent emphasis on recommender systems and highly-accessible user interface design.
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Rachael Bower is Director of the Internet Scout Project, a research center in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her primary research interests are focused around projects that ultimately deliver high-quality Web-based software and services to users. In her role as Director, Rachael also has a strong interest in issues related to sustainability, evaluation, and accessibility. She has worked in academic research centers, academic libraries, and in the private sector.
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Tim Brody developed the Citebase search service, as part of the output of the Open Citation Project. He is also actively involved with EPrints software, and with the Open Archives Initiative. Tim is a doctoral student at the University of Southampton, having graduated in 2001. His interests include digital library systems, analysis of the scholarly literature, and distributed information infrastructures.
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Muniram Budhu is Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona. He graduated from Cambridge University and served as a visiting professor at St. Catherine College, Oxford University (1995) and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (2002). He is the project director for the National Science Foundation funded project, Geotechnical, Rock and Water Resources Educational Resources Digital Library (GROW).
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Les Carr directs technical development for the Open Citation Project. He is a lecturer in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia (IAM) Research Group at Southampton, where he teaches courses on advanced programming. Les is also an investigator on the Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT) project, which was set up to investigate techniques and tools to support the knowledge lifecycle.
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Anita Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona, Tucson, which she joined in 2001. Before coming to Arizona, she was with the Alexandria Digital Library ADEPT Project. She has worked in both technical and public service areas in academic libraries. She currently teaches courses in Knowledge Structures and Information Seeking Behaviors, and has taught other courses such as Systems Analysis, Cataloging and Classification at the LIS schools of both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California at Los Angeles.
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Stevan Harnad is a principal investigator, and visionary, behind the Open Citation Project. He is Professor of Cognitive Science at Southampton University. His research is on categorisation, communication and cognition. Stevan is founder and editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (a paper journal published by Cambridge University Press), Psycoloquy (an electronic journal sponsored by the American Psychological Association) and the CogPrints Eprint Archive.
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Richard K. Johnson
Rick Johnson is the director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) an international library alliance that demonstrates open and affordable scholarly communication alternatives. Since becoming SPARC's first director in 1998, Rick has developed a wide range of publishing collaborations and communications programs that carry the message of change throughout academe.
Johnson is co-founder of BioOne, a non-profit corporation that is successfully aggregating, digitizing, and distributing society-published journals in ecological and environmental sciences. Rick also has negotiated SPARC e-publishing partnerships with numerous scientific societies, university presses, and other publishing initiatives based in academe. He was recently named to the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee.
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Carl Lagoze is Director of Technology in the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) project and Senior Research Associate in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. He also shares the executive role in the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) and is co-architect of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.
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Xiaoming Liu received his B.S. in computer science from Shandong University, P.R.China, and M.S in computer science from Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R.China. He is currently a graduate student in Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He has worked in digital library research since he joined ODU in 1998.
His web site is at <http://www.cs.odu.edu/~liu_x>.
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Kurt J. Maly received the Dipl. Ing. degree from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.
He is Kaufman Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Before that, he was at the University of Minnesota, both as faculty member and Chair. His research interests include digital libraries, very high-performance network protocols, interactive multimedia remote instruction, and Internet resource access. His research has been supported by DARPA, NSF, NASA, DOE, ARPA and the U.S. Navy, among others.
His web site is at <http://www.cs.odu.edu/~maly>.
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Michael L. Nelson
Michael L. Nelson received his B.S. (1991) in computer science from Virginia Tech and his M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2000) in computer science from Old Dominion University. He worked at NASA Langley Research Center from 1991-2002. Through a NASA fellowship, he spent the 2000-2001 academic year at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In July 2002, he joined the Computer Science Department of Old Dominion University.
His web site is at <http://www.cs.odu.edu/~mln/>.
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Jinfang Niu earned a Master of Library Science from the School of Library and Information Science of Wuhan University in the summer of 2000. She now works in the Digital Library Research Institute at Tsinghua University.
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David Sleasman is the Metadata and Cataloging Coordinator for the Internet Scout Project, in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He oversees the Scout Archives, provides project management duties, and leads quality assurance testing for the Internet Scout's software development projects. David has worked in academic, special collections, and public libraries as a reference librarian and cataloger, and received an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences.
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Herbert Van de Sompel
Herbert Van de Sompel obtained a Ph.D. from Ghent University for his research on dynamic and context-sensitive reference linking, now commonly known as the OpenURL framework. In 1999, Van de Sompel 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, he started the Open Archives Initiative with Paul Ginsparg and Rick Luce. He was Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University (2000/2001), working in the Digital Library Research Group and teaching Computing Methods for Digital Libraries. Afterwards, he was Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Recently Van de Sompel returned to the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he is part of the Digital Library Research and Protoyping group. With Carl Lagoze, Van de Sompel forms the Executive Committee of the Open Archives Initiative, responsible for the publication of the Santa Fe Convention (2000) and the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting Protocol (2001 and 2002).
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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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Mohammad Zubair has more than thirteen years of research experience in the area of experimental computer science and engineering, both at the university as well as in industry. In his tenure at the university he has developed several software systems. Two of his research efforts have led to source code license agreements with major companies. His major industrial assignment was at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for three years, where some of his work was integrated into IBM products. His research has been supported by NASA, NSF, ARPA, Los Alamos, AFRL, NRL, JTASC, and IBM Corporation.
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