D-Lib Magazine
September 2004

Volume 10 Number 9

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the September 2004 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Suzie Allard

Suzie Allard is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the role of document creators in the digital library environment particularly in relation to digital preservation issues. Working with Gail McMillan at Virginia Tech, she developed the Informed Creation Aids Preservation (ICAP) model to explain these relationships, and to establish a framework for facilitating the preservation of born digital objects. Suzie's research has also addressed individual and organizational factors that influence digital library adoption at the organizational level. Suzie has served as chair of ASIST's SIG-DL (Special Interest Group on Digital Libraries).

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Karen Coyle

Karen Coyle is a librarian with nearly 30 years experience in digital libraries. She worked for over 20 years at the University of California, most recently for the California Digital Library, and is now a consultant on digital library technology. Karen's first encounter with digital rights management was in 1996 when she found herself on a conference panel with Mark Stefik, the original author of the XrML system. Since then she has represented libraries standards organizations working on various aspects of rights for electronic documents. She has written and lectured on many technical issues, such as metadata and information retrieval, as well as social, political and policy issues that affect libraries. She has so far refused to blog.

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John Erickson

John Erickson researches the social, legal, and technical problems that arise when managing and disseminating information in the digital environment. At Hewlett-Packard Laboratories John focuses on the policy-based management of distributed, heterogeneous digital object repositories. John has participated in various metadata, naming and rights management working groups, and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Security and Privacy magazine.

John holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College (1997), an M.Eng. from Cornell University (1989), and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1984). He co-founded NetRights LLC in 1995 and Yankee Rights Management in 1997.

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Carl Lagoze

Carl Lagoze is Senior Research Associate in Cornell Information Science. His research interests include new scholarly publishing models, content architectures, and information interoperability.

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Norbert Lossau

Dr Norbert Lossau is the University Librarian at Bielefeld, Germany, where he moved from his post as first Head of the Oxford Digital Library, University of Oxford, UK.

Norbert Lossau is the main organiser of the International Bielefeld Conferences (2004-), a biannual strategic forum for academic librarians in Europe. His areas of activity include advanced electronic services development, new paradigms in scientific publishing and communication, university strategies for scientific information, eScience and international collaboration.

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Roxanne Missingham

Roxanne Missingham is Assistant Director General, Resource Sharing Division, National Library of Australia. In this position she is responsible for the Kinetica service, which supports libraries and library users and enables more than 6 million searches to be undertaken each year on databases including the National Bibliographic Database which contains information on material held by Australian libraries. She has a long career in libraries and IT focused on the development of digital delivery and digital services. She has been a library educator, library manager and researcher. She has a Degree in Science, a Graduate Diploma In Library and Information Studies and a Masters in Public Administration.

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Sandy Payette

Sandy Payette is a researcher in the Computing and Information Science program at Cornell University. She is co-inventor of Fedora, a digital repository architecture based on a flexible and extensible digital object model. Sandy is also co-PI of the open-source Fedora Project <>, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is a joint development effort with the University of Virginia to deliver repository software to support digital libraries, institutional repositories, educational applications, archives, and preservation. Her past and current research focuses on integrating heterogeneous information sources and services, interoperable architectures, complex digital objects, digital preservation, policy enforcement, and new models for scholarly publishing.

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Michael Providenti

Michael Providenti is the Web Development Librarian at Northern Kentucky University's W. Frank Steely Library. Since completing a standards-based redesign of his library's Web site he has been writing and speaking on the topic of Web standards and accessibility. He is currently exploring issues presented by wireless Web-enabled devices in a standards-based environment. He has a B.A. in English Literature and Art History from the University of Cincinnati and an MLS from the University of Kentucky.

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Shigeo Sugimoto

Shigeo Sugimoto is a professor at Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba. He earned BE, ME and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Information Science, Kyoto University, Japan. He has been actively involved in digital library research and metadata activities. He chaired the program committees of ISDL'95, '97, '99 and DLKC'04. He has been involved in major international conferences on digital libraries in Asia, Europe, and North America as an organizer and program committee member. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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Friedrich Summann

Friedrich Summann is head of the IT Department at Bielefeld University Library. He has worked for several innovative library projects in the past, among them the first CD-ROM based library catalogue in Germany (1988), the state-wide electronic document delivery system for journal articles JASON (since 1993) and the Digital Library NRW (1998-2001). At the moment the main topics of his work include search engine technology, the development of digital collections and bibliographic databases with focus on OAI integration.

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Herbert Van de Sompel

Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, and also obtained a Ph.D. there. He has held positions as Head of Library Automation at Ghent University, Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Digital Library Research & Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, and the SFX linking server.

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Simeon Warner

Simeon Warner is a Research Associate in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. He is one of the developers of the arXiv e-print archive ( and his research interests include web information systems, interoperability, and open-access scholarly publishing. He has been actively involved with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) since its inception and was one of the authors of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory before moving with arXiv to Cornell in 2001. Prior to working on arXiv, he worked in the Physics Department at Syracuse University in computational physics, a discipline in which arXiv has eclipsed conventional journals as the preferred means of scholarly communication.

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