Anthony Atkins is Technical Director of the Digital Library and Archives, a department of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. His responsibilities include management of the ETD archive at Virginia Tech and he has been instrumental in developing software and standards used by many NDLTD members.
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Oren Beit-Arie is the Vice President of Research and Development at Ex Libris. He also heads the 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.
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Miriam Blake is a programmer and member of the Library Without Walls team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library. One of her main responsibilities is Science Server at LANL -- a repository containing over 2.5 million full-text electronic journal articles, conferences and standards -- and the integration of this system with internal and external electronic resources. She worked with Herbert Van De Sompel on the prototype of SFX, and she is a lead project member on the LinkSeeker project (Los Alamos implementation of the ExLibris SFX software). She has presented an implementor's viewpoint of SFX and other linking technologies at the American Library Association 2001 MidWinter and Summer conferences.
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Priscilla Caplan is Assistant Director for Digital Library Services at the Florida Center for Library Automation. She was previously Assistant Director for Library Systems at the University of Chicago, and before that worked in library systems at Harvard University. She has a BA from Harvard University and a Masters of Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published on reference linking, metadata, and standards for digital libraries.
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Dr. Vinod Chachra is an internationally recognized lecturer and consultant in the field of information system planning. In 1985, in partnership with VTIP (Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties) he founded (and is currently president of) VTLS Inc., which provides state-of-the-art library automation systems to more than 900 libraries in 32 countries worldwide. Dr. Chachra has been active in the library profession for more than 25 years, and has worked in legislative committees at both the state and national levels. Dr. Chachra has been the recipient of many awards, has written two books, a chapter in a third book, and numerous journal articles.
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Murray Crowder has held many positions at VTLS Inc. since joining the staff in 1987, ranging from programmer analyst to director of project planning and administration. In his current position as Director of Multimedia and Imaging, he works with VTLS' digital library customers to digitize, index and catalog their digital library collections.
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Dale Flecker is Associate Director for Planning and Research in the Harvard University Library. He has been responsible for information technology developments at the Harvard libraries for over 20 years, and is active in various local and national digital library initiatives. Before coming to Harvard, he worked in information technology and libraries at Yale University and the University of Michigan.
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Edward A. Fox
Dr. Edward A. Fox, director of NDLTD, is a Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. There he also directs the Internet Technology Innovation Center at Virginia Tech, Digital Library Research Laboratory, and a number of other research and development projects. In addition to his courses at Virginia Tech, Dr. Fox has taught over 44 tutorials in more than 15 countries and authored or co-authored numerous publications in the areas of digital libraries, information storage and retrieval, hypertext/hypermedia/multimedia, computational linguistics, CD-ROM and optical disc technology, electronic publishing, and expert systems.
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Robert K. France
Robert K. France is a researcher and PhD student in the Digital Library Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech. He works on various aspects of Information Retrieval and is the designer and lead developer of the MARIAN digital library system.
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Marcos Gonçalves is a Ph.D. student in the Digital Library Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech. He works on aspects of digital library architecture and interoperability issues.
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Tim Ingoldsby is Director of Business Development for the American Institute of Physics. He has been instrumental in the development of the Online Journal Publishing Service of the AIP, which now serves over 100 of the core physics and engineering journals published by seventeen societies. He is a frequent spokesperson representing AIP and has authored more than a dozen papers on various aspects of scholarly publishing. Tim is a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers.
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Larry Lannom is the Director of Information Management Technology for the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which he joined in 1996. In his current role for CNRI, he works with organizations in both the public and private sectors to develop experimental and pilot applications of advanced networking and information management technologies. Originally trained as a librarian, Larry has over thirty years of experience in computer science, publishing, and libraries. He has worked in both academic and commercial environments in the creation and management of information products and services, research in digital libraries and information retrieval, development of computer applications, and management studies in the library and publishing fields.
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William Mischo is Engineering Librarian and Professor of Library Administration, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a B.A. in Mathematics, Carthage College, and completed graduate work in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a principal investigator on several digital library projects including: the D-Lib Test Suite, Open Archives Initiative, and the NSF/ARPA/NASA Digital Libraries Initiative.
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Dennis Nicholson is Director of Research in the Directorate of Information Strategy at Strathclyde University and was previously Head of Library Systems at Strathclyde. Since 1991, he has managed a range of funded projects, either directly or in his role as manager of the Centre for Digital Library Research at Strathclyde University. These projects include: HILT, EBONI, SCONE, DIO, GDL, SEED, CAIRNS, CATRIONA, CATRIONA II, and The BUBL Information Service. Further information about most of these projects can be found on the CDLR projects page at <http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/projects/projects.html>.
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Edward is Executive Director of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc. (PILA), the not-for-profit membership organization setup in January 2000 to run the CrossRef service. Before joining CrossRef, Ed was Electronic Business Development Manager at Academic Press and worked on online journals and reference works, linking strategy and DOI implementation. Prior to that he held editorial and electronic publishing positions at Academic Press and Harcourt in the UK. Ed was the Chair of the NISO DOI Syntax Committee and is on the board of directors of the International DOI Foundation. He has a degree in English Literature from Princeton University.
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Sally Rogers is Assistant Director for Information Technology at the Ohio State University Libraries, where she previously held other positions in Information Technology and Cataloging. She was responsible for coordinating Ohio State's data migration from a locally developed system to INNOPAC and was involved, along with many others, in the development and implementation of OhioLINK. She currently supervises the library faculty and staff who provide desktop and network services and support the library's catalog, web site, reference databases, and digital projects. Sally holds a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan.
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Hussein Suleman is a Ph.D. student in the Digital Library Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech. He works on aspects of digital library architecture and interoperability issues.
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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). Herbert was Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University in 2000 - 2001. Currently, he is Director of e-Strategy and Programmes in the British Library.
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Susannah Wake graduated from the University of Dundee in 1997 with a Masters Degree in English Literature and Contemporary European Studies. After a short period teaching English overseas and working as a Senior Bookseller and Events Manager for Waterstones Booksellers she returned to education in 1999 to do a Postgraduate Degree in Information and Library Studies at Strathclyde University. Susannahs masters dissertation, entitled Technology and the Book Industry: 1995-2001, combines her previous work experience with research interests in electronic publishing and eBooks. Whilst completing her degree, she began working as a Research Assistant on BUBL Information Service before moving to her current position as Research Assistant on the HILT Project. She is also a volunteer consultant to the Scottish Mountaineering Club Library.
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Jeff Young is a Senior Consulting Systems Analyst in OCLC's Office of Research. He is a Master of Library Science Student at Kent State University and is integrally involved with OAI efforts in association with the NDLTD project.
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