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D-Lib Magazine
November 2006

Volume 12 Number 11

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the November 2006 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Edward A. Fox

Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where he serves as Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Internet Technology Innovation Center at Virginia Tech, Digital Library Research Laboratory, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, Computing and Information Technology Interactive Digital Educational Library (CITIDEL), and a number of other R&D projects. He chairs the Policy Committee of the NSDL. In addition to his courses at Virginia Tech, Dr. Fox has taught over 50 tutorials in more than 18 countries.

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Peter B. Hirtle

Peter B. Hirtle is the Technology Strategist for the Cornell University Library's Public Services and Assessment unit, the Intellectual Property Officer for the Library, and the bibliographer for United States and General History. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and chairs its Working Group on Intellectual Property. He is currently a member of the Copyright Office's Section 108 Study Group and a contributing author to the blog.

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Mangala Hirwade

Dr. Mangala Hirwade has been a librarian at Shivaji Science College, Nagpur since February 2003. She has twelve years of experience as Documentation Assistant in Patent Information System, Nagpur, and six years of teaching experience. She has a B.Sc., MLISc., NET, and Ph.D., as well as First Merit in MLISc from Nagpur University. Dr. Hirwade has published four research papers in national journals, and was honoured with the P.V. Verghese award for the "Best Paper published in the ILA Bulletin in 2002". She has also presented five papers in national conferences. Dr. Hirwade is presently working on a research project funded by UGC, India, entitled "Architecting a Model for Science Virtual Library". She has also authored one book Websites of Indian Universities: An Evaluation.

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Sanghee Oh

Sanghee Oh is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her MLIS degree in library and information science from University of California at Los Angeles. She is currently involved in the Digital Library Curriculum Development project (, a joint project between Virginia Tech and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded by NSF. Her areas of research include information seeking behaviors, user-centered system design and development, human computer interaction, and digital libraries.

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Michael Organ

Michael Organ is currently Project Manager - Research Online and Copyright Officer at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has been the University Archivist since 1996, apart from a 2 year stint between 2002-4 when he was a member of the Australian parliament. Michael holds an honors degree in science, majoring in geology, from the University of Wollongong and a postgraduate diploma in Archives Administration from the University of New South Wales. He has published on library space management and online access to library and archival resources.

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Elaine Peterson

Elaine Peterson is an Information Resources Specialist at Montana State University Libraries in Bozeman, Montana, where she works in Collection Development and Cataloging. In 1998 she was the recipient of an IMLS grant resulting in the digital Web collection, "Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains". Her research areas include the construction and organization of digital libraries, as well as their ongoing development through various evaluation methodologies.

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Jeffrey Pomerantz

Jeffrey Pomerantz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, and his MS(LIS) from Simmons College. Much of Pomerantz's work has been on digital reference services, and the integration of physical library-style services into digital libraries. Pomerantz's recent work has involved evaluations of collaborative online library services. Additional information about Pomerantz is available at:

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D. Rajyalakshmi

Dr. D. Rajyalakshmi is Reader and Head, Department of Library and Information Science, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. Her educational qualification includes an M.Sc., MLISc., and Ph.D. She has eight years of experience as 'Lecturer in Zoology', and has worked at the University of Katar as Assistant Librarian for five years. She also has six years experience as Information Officer in NEERI, Nagpur, as Reader and Head, DLIS, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. She earned a First Merit in BLISc and MLISc from Nagpur University and has published 20 papers in national and international journals. She has also presented 30 papers at national and international conferences, has authored one book and supervised two Ph.D. students.

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Barbara M. Wildemuth

Barbara M. Wildemuth is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests are focused on the ways in which people retrieve and use information retrieved from computer-mediated information systems. In particular, much of her work has investigated people's interactions with digital video (as part of the Open Video project, and with health information (including studies of medical students' use of databases, health information provision by public libraries, a computer-based adaptive multimedia system for patients to provide information to their doctors, and the design of personal health records). She teaches courses in systems analysis, user interface design, human information interactions, information ethics, and research methods.

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Seungwon Yang

Seungwon Yang is a Ph.D student in the department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He also received his B.S degree in CS from the same university. Currently, he is a member of the Digital Library Research Laboratory ( His current research activities include DL curriculum building (, funded by the NSF, and personal memory aid ( He is interested in multimedia and computer-supported cooperative work as well as DL education and personal information management. In his free time, he practices Zen.

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