David Bainbridge is a lecturer in computer science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His interests include image processing, music information retrieval, and data mining. An active member of the department's digital library group, NZDL, he has worked with several United Nations Agencies, the BBC and various public libraries. David is also head of the digital music library "wing" of the project, which was awarded best paper at the ACM conference on Digital Libraries in 1999.
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Stefan J. Boddie
Stefan J. Boddie works as research engineer for the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. A key player in technical development, his responsibilities include the support and advancement of the Greenstone software -- the name given to the project's public domain digital library toolkit.
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Christine L. Borgman is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California and Visiting Professor in the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University in England. Prof. Borgman has published over 150 articles, conference papers, reports, and books in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication. Her most recent book is From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2000). She was Program Chair for the First Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (ACM and IEEE) in June, 2001. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Michigan State University, an M.L.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University.
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Kevin W. Boyack
Kevin Boyack is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Computation, Computers, and Mathematics Center at Sandia National Laboratories. His main responsibility is analysis using Sandia’s VxInsight® knowledge visualization tool with various types of data (literature, patent, genome, etc.). He has produced and analyzed science maps or domain visualizations from literature and patent sources on many topics of interest to Sandia for competitive intelligence purposes. He is also interested in semantics, augmented cognition, and the application of mathematical tools to information spaces.
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Sally Jo Cunningham
Sally Jo Cunningham is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato (Te Whare Wananga o Waikato, located in Hamilton, New Zealand). She is a founding member of the New Zealand Digital Libraries project, which has produced the Greenstone system to support the development and maintenance of digital libraries (http://www.nzdl.org; http://www.greenstone.org). Her research focuses on user studies through quantitative transaction log analysis of digital library usage and qualitative studies of information behavior.
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George S. Davidson
George Davidson manages the Evolutionary Computing Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Before that he managed the Advanced Visualization Department; visual data mining tools combine elements from both of these disciplines. He has also been an active researcher in computer architecture, real-time operating systems, and virtual reality environments during his twenty-five years with Sandia National Laboratories. His current interests include the application of extreme computing to the problems involved in discovering networks in cellular gene expression and high-level modeling of cells as finite machines.
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William A. Garrison
William A. Garrison (Bill) is Head of Cataloging at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Bill has been active in the Cataloging and Classification Section of ALCTS and has been involved with the Colorado Digitization Project since its inception as a member of the Metadata Working Group. He also is active in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and serves as a trainer for both NACO and BIBCO.
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Heather Hessel is a June 2001 graduate of the MLIS program in the University of California, Los Angeles, Information Studies department. Working closely with Christine Borgman and other committee members, she served as the program assistant for the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2001. In 1996, she completed a B.A. in Humanities (Music emphasis) at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to her academic studies at UCLA, she worked in the Information Technology departments at Disney/ABC Cable Networks and the William Morris Agency. She can be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Mary E. Jackson
Mary Jackson is the American Research Libraries (ARL) Senior Program Officer for Access Services. She directs the North American Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (NAILDD) Project and chairs the NAILDD Project's ILL Protocol Implementors Group (IPIG). Mary is also the Project Coordinator for the AAU/ARL Japan Journal Access Project. She was the Principal Investigator of the ARL Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Performance Measures Study, a two-year investigation of the performance of ILL operations in 119 North American research and college libraries.
Mary is Treasurer of the IFLA Standing Committee on Document Delivery and Interlending, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Interlending and Document Supply.
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Brewster Kahle founded Alexa Internet with Bruce Gilliat in April 1996. In June 1999 Alexa Internet became a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com. At Alexa Internet Kahle helped build the free Alexa service that provides information about Web sites and about products on Web pages. Alexa Internet's services are bundled into over 80% of Web browsers and the full Alexa service is available as a companion toolbar.
As an Internet pioneer, Kahle invented the WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. Kahle also helped start Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker in 1983, serving there as lead engineer for six years.
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Rick Prelinger (http://www.prelinger.com) is an archivist, writer and filmmaker. He owns Prelinger Archives, a collection of "ephemeral" films based in New York and San Francisco. He has partnered with the Internet Archive to make 1,300 films from the collection available online for free. He has taught in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and lectured widely on American cultural and social history and on issues of cultural and intellectual property access. He sits on the National Film Preservation Board as representative of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.
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Ian H. Witten
Ian H. Witten is professor of computer science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He directs the New Zealand Digital Library research project. His research interests include information retrieval, machine learning, text compression, and programming by demonstration. He has published widely in these areas, including six books, the most recent being Data mining: practical machine learning tools and techniques with Java implementations (Morgan Kaufmann, 2000). He is currently writing his seventh book: How to build a digital library with the second author of this paper, David Bainbridge.
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Brian N. Wylie
Brian Wylie is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is currently working on the Visual Environment for Weapons Simulation Visualization project. He received a BS in computer engineering and a MS in computer science from the University of New Mexico. His interests include scientific visualization, scalable rendering, and information visualization.
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